Wow, I'm sorry to hear that you're having so much trouble. Maybe you could speak with someone at one of the offices and ask why they will not see you if you've had a colonoscopy within a year. Sometimes, speaking with someone and explaining your situation can result in them making an exception to their policy.
bbc, I do want to come to my GIs defense about
your "they all love doing scopes" statement. My GI is almost anti-scope! He said that it's about
my symptoms, not about
what my colon looks like, when it comes to managing my disease. I mean, he'll do them every few years to check for cancer and such, but he doesn't want to do them just to see how much inflammation I have.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).