The doctor I am being referred to...

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kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My DI doc has sent my records to this doctor - seems like I should get some answers or at least another opinion!

kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
He has written over 137 articles on various conditions, etc. I found an excerpt from one that would include me as I have IBS also... I think seeing him will be very interesting. I will report if/when I get an appointment.

Article: Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome In Outpatients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Using A Food And Beverage Intolerance, Food And Beverage Avoidance Diet.
Date: March 2007
Journal: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the outpatient with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a difficult but important challenge to recognize and treat. It is very helpful to have effective treatment approaches for IBS that are practical and use minimal medications. Because of the underlying chronic inflammation in IBD, IBS symptoms occur with increased frequency and severity, secondary to increased hypersensitivity to foods and beverages that stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. This paper discusses how to treat IBS in the IBD outpatient, with emphasis on using a food and beverage intolerance, avoidance diet. The adverse effects of many foods and beverages are amount dependent and can be delayed, additive, and cumulative. The specific types of foods and beverages that can induce IBS symptoms include milk and milk containing products; caffeine containing products; alcoholic beverages; fruits; fruit juices; spices; seasonings; diet beverages; diet foods; diet candies; diet gum; fast foods; condiments; fried foods; fatty foods; multigrain breads; sourdough breads; bagels; salads; salad dressings; vegetables; beans; red meats; gravies; spaghetti sauce; stews; nuts; popcorn; high fiber; and cookies, crackers, pretzels, cakes, and pies. The types of foods and beverages that are better tolerated include water; rice; plain pasta or noodles; baked or broiled potatoes; white breads; plain fish, chicken, turkey, or ham; eggs; dry cereals; soy or rice based products; peas; applesauce; cantaloupe; watermelon; fruit cocktail; margarine; jams; jellies; and peanut butter. Handouts that were developed based upon what worsens or helps IBS symptoms in patients are included to help patients learn which foods and beverages to avoid and which are better tolerated.

kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
"bump" - any comments?  I am supposed to call Monday for appointment.

 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is great. Maybe he can help you figure out exactly what is going on. I would go for it!
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


Sara14
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like he has some very impressive credentials. Of course, you'll never know how his bedside manner is until you try him out. I'd go for it.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistent rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Sara - you hit the nail on the head as they say.  I do like to like a doctor personally.  Some don't care but I do!  No way to find out except to go see him.  My insurance pays full bill so no problem except going to Albany.  Give my husband and I a chance to get away too!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Bedside manner is important to me, too. I hate when I feel like some doctors don't give me the time of day, just rush me in and rush me out. Hope your appointment goes well. Definitely let us know how it goes.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistent 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 5/15/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S. - That's awesome your insurance pays the whole bill.
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistent rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


ivy6
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   Posted 5/15/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Kops, I understand that you wanted to show your new doctor's expertise, but the forum rules discourage lengthy posts, and also discourage the copying of text that may be copyrighted:

8. No posts of copyrighted material. Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the person posting should not be posted on the message boards without the consent of the owner.

9. No posts of lengthy articles. Sharing information is allowed, but the forums are not to be used to publish articles. It is an improper use of critical forum resources.

In future, please just provide a short extract, not lengthy passages of copied text.

Would you be able to edit your posts above, please, so that they are of a more appropriate length? I think it would be better if you did this yourself (rather than a mod doing it), as you know yourself which of your new doctor's awards and qualifications you most want us to know about.

Thanks, and it's great to hear you've found such a promising doctor.

Ivy (helping out your own mods while they are busy).
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry - I will just delete it - makes it easier!  Just looking for support here!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I really don't know how to delete it - just go ahead!
 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


ivy6
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, no need to delete; how about I just edit it for you?

Of *course* you're just looking for support; you're not in trouble or anything; we just need to save server space whenever we can, as it can cost Admin money when we use too much :-).

Let me have a go editing, and you tell me if you're happy or not - back in a sec,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


ivy6
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
There. How's that? I hope I haven't overedited. Let me know if I have, and I'll try to put some other stuff back in :-).

Thanks for being understanding. I feel horrible coming here and being bossy about post lengths and signatures, but your own mods really need some help. I don't know enough about UC to provide support and advice, so I'm trying to look after the obvious technical issues in the hope that this will free up some time for your own mods to provide you with the experienced support that you need.

Best wishes to you all,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread

Post Edited (ivy6) : 5/15/2009 8:46:48 PM (GMT-6)

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