You help me to decide about seeing the specialist in Albany - it is 150 or more miles away. Definitely, a new perspective if nothing else. I have to wait about a month - calling Monday after I make my decision - but think I should go for it. I will ask about tests - I want no surprises and will be staying with a relative there.
Good luck and sounds like you did a good thing! My referral was from my present GI doc as he feels a new, more experienced doctor is needed.
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.