I emailed The Doctors TV show.

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Joylu
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   Posted 5/14/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I asked them if they could do a partial show on all bowel disease, as so many suffer from it, yet most know so little about it.
 
Far as I know they have never even touched on this in a show yet.
If I get a response and they ever give me a date they will discuss it, I will be sure to post it here.
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
 Now on Hydrocortisone suppositories for 2 weeks.
 
Urgency is still my biggest problem.  rarely have D, but extreme gas and urgency at any given time.


Serenity Now
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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Good idea! I'll definitely watch it if they do it.
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
 
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009.  Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Ferrous Sulfate, plus various supplements
Previous Meds: Jan-Mar 2009: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), stopped Mar14/09. 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'm not familiar with that show. What network and what time is it on?

If they do a show, I'd probably volunteer to go on it! I don't mind talking about my condition.
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Joylu
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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Fruitgirl, they asked on my form if I would be willing to go on the show and I said no.

Here is a form you can fill out, and they would probably be thrilled to have someone on to discuss the disease.

http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/contact_show_form


In my area they are on at 3PM daily on NBC
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
 Now on Hydrocortisone suppositories for 2 weeks.
 
Urgency is still my biggest problem.  rarely have D, but extreme gas and urgency at any given time.


glamourgirl
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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
My only worry is that they will touch on it and make light of it like most shows do. They talk about how it can be easily controlled with medications. As we all know, many people aren't treated that easily. The shows never seem to get to the nitty gritty of what having the disease really means.

Let us know if you get a response. It comes on in SE Michigan on ABC at 10:00 am.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I get them at 4:00pm on ABC. Dr. Phil and his son, Jay had a huge hand in getting this show started and Dr. Phil's son is the producer. I never miss it if I am home. I'd love to see them discuss it but I don't talk about my condition to others, so wouldn't want to be on the show either.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Digestive Advantage Sustenex, Maxalt when I get a migraine, Zanaflex to prevent migraines, and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 


jeanneac
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   Posted 5/14/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have seen the show before too. It would be interesting to see how they would cover IBD.... I agree they would probably talk about what wonder cures are in our medicines that we all know don't always cure the symptoms!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis,54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta


AMK77
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   Posted 5/14/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I love that show. Hope they do a show on IBD. I did like how they had the pedi Dr. get a colonoscopy, they actually found a polyp.
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon?


Lonie
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   Posted 5/14/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting; I've never heard of that show either, but I'll have to try and record it. Yesterday my husband's friend was talking about a movie "Along Came Polly" and how there was a part where the guy had an "accident." He was laughing and joking about it and I said to him, "Well, that was part of my daily life about 4 years ago. Many people live with that every day." He couldn't believe it. So, if making it more public, would it cause people to joke about it less or not? I can't decide.

Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
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basa0806
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   Posted 5/14/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom loves that show. I really hope they decide to do a segment!
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2 (NOT for a flare, just some linger symptoms?)
I was kind of stupid and started taking the colazal two days before finals week started, so I went back to asacol for the week and will go back to Colazal starting 5/9. Shame on me!!
25mg Elavil
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Sara14
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate that show. Half the time they seem like they don't know what they're talking about. Are they even real doctors?

It would be nice to get more exposure on IBD though.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistant rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


Sara14
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd be on the show if they'd fly me out there (doubtful).
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistant rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


Eva Lou
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never heard of the show- I would no way go on tv about my UC though. The people that I wish to know about it, do already. The only "gripe" I may have, if you can call it that, is that so many people don't realize how debilitating it can be. Sure, you "look" healthy enough, but some days it's rough to get out of bed! Between the meds, the D, the constant bleeding- fatigue is a big thing for me. I cannot get enough sleep. And even if I went on tv & talked about it, I know the audience would be like "Sure, whatever....tell me about a real problem!"

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah that's a great idea. Keep me posted on any new news on this topic.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade


Serenity Now
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sara14 said...
I hate that show. Half the time they seem like they don't know what they're talking about. Are they even real doctors?

 

See now, that proves to me that are real doctors.
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Don't mind me.  I'm in a cynical mood at the moment.
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
 
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009.  Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Ferrous Sulfate, plus various supplements
Previous Meds: Jan-Mar 2009: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), stopped Mar14/09. 


pb4
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   Posted 5/14/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have found some of their advice laughable, and on some important issues they often don't go into enough detail. I saw their show where they talked about people with absurdly smelly feet and how they can soak their feet in some specific tea and it "might" help aleviate the issue, rub extra virgine olive oil on your feet, that'll keep smelly feet at bay. And they also suggested sugar if you burn your tounge on hot food/beverage, EVOO again will not only soothe the burning but actually heal it and you won't get fricken tooth decay from it.

Just my opinion though...sometimes their info is okay but many times the show is stupid....Dr. Stork was one of the "Bachelors" from the past so I find that kinda tacky too.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Joylu
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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
If they can have a program about it and bring some attention to this disease, I don't care if they were on Pee Wee Hermans adventures.
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
 Now on Hydrocortisone suppositories for 2 weeks
 Doc now has me on prescription Pepcid, and Questran. Just started that 05/15, so will wait and see.
Urgency is still my biggest problem, and extreme gas.  Blood is now gone.


PDQ
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   Posted 5/14/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd go on it, and when they introduced me, I'd walk in backwards...........................
Scott (male)
 
Diagnosed 01/23/08 w/Panulcerative Colitis
Asacol (3) 400mg X 4/day
Prednisone 60mg/day tapered to (0) at a rate of 5mg/week
Current Flare (mild?)
Prednisone (2) 10mg X 3/day (06/01/08)
Omega-3 (1) 1000mg X 4/day
Citrucel (1)/day
Canasa (1)/day
No dairy/alcohol
Waiting for initial delivery of Probiotics VSL#3
 
I don't feel wll, by cracky


FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
It is so hard to have a proper balance between acknowledging the seriousness of the disease but not making it out to be a death sentence or worse than it is. I hope what I am trying to say comes across correctly and not that I don't think IBD is horrible - but, there are many people with the diseases that live fairly normal lives. And by normal I mean they work, have families, socialize, etc. I am fairly open with my crohns but I hate when someone thinks that means I will be in and out of the hospital, going for remicade infusions, having surgery, etc. For me, that goodness, it isn't that bad and I am more or less controlled with medication. There are a lot of times I am miserable but my point is, I still make a good employee. I would hate for a show to make a disease sound like everyone with it is on deaths door and then have people discriminate against those with the disease b/c they think they couldn't work hard.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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