I will see Dr. Richard MacDermott at Albany Medical Center for consulation on my UC and IBS next week. I have some questions, of course, about my treatment, etc. and all my records have been sent to him by my gastro doc here.
Dr. MacDermott is world renown for reseach of IBD and Crohns, etc. and has written or contributed to about 130 articles over the years.
Do you here have any specific questions I could add or ask him if I have time. I don't know how long the consultation will be - but I hear he is thorough with his studying my case and asking questions, etc.
I am making a list!
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 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.