Your the one paying the bill, and it's your body, do what you think is best. I like how many doctors seem to think they are paying you and know your body better than you do. To much arrogance in the medical field and the sciences.
I'll counter that by saying that there's also too much arrogance in many patients who believe they're the ones who know best and ignore their symptoms until it's exacerbated to the point of desperation.
I've never gotten reprimanded by my doc because he told me to make an appointment if I needed to.
I saw him quite a few times the first two years.....eventually, I was able to use the rectal meds on my own accord and pretty much saw the doc about once or twice a year.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!