Thank you, I needed to be slapped. I will call on Monday.
I totally didn't intend to slap you in any way, sorry if it seemed that way. There is just a lot of misunderstanding about what emergency rooms do, and I see people wasting hours waiting, only to be told "take a sitz bath four times a day and call your doctor on Monday." Or worse yet, they're given penicillin for an abcess by a doc who rarely sees IBD and doesn't know how sick that will make them.
It's almost always better to wait and call your own doctor unless it's something that might kill you or make you much worse if you wait until office hours.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"