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   Posted 7/3/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, my GI just droppd off the 60 das worth of Canasa he said he would. These are free to me for 60 days use. He told me to take 1 in the am and 1 at nigt. Since I went back to Asacol from generic Colazal, I am much better. I don't feel tired, my BM's are formed more than they were. I am so glad I'm bck on Asacol. I a alo glad that my GI trully cares about his patints
DX with left sided 5/98
Asacol 4x3 daily,1 canasa daily,benifibre chewables 3x day,probiotics
tried generic rowasa made me worse, tried generic colazal didn't do it for me

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   Posted 7/3/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
     You do have a great GI doctor.  My doc gives me samples too.  Canasa is quite expensive.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

Mamas Boys
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   Posted 7/3/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It's great when your GI takes care of you like that.  Mine does the free sample thing for me too. I haven't paid for colazal in years!

Mamas Boys
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 7/3/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't you just love when you have a doctor that is so fabulous? How sweet that he was willing to bring them to you!

A week or two ago when my 10 year old's UC was getting worse and we were going into the weekend, the doctor gave me her home phone number in case I needed anything over the weekend, then she called that Monday to check on my daughter!! The doctor is over 70 and I just don't know what I'll do when she retires.

Hang on to your doctor, he sounds like a keeper!!

Glad to hear your are feeling better

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Prednisone 30mg, Lailda 2 am & 2 pm, Azasan 100mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Prednisone 10mg am & 10mg pm, Colazal 750mg x 4, 6MP 25mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 7/3/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankfully I have a great GI too...He takes time with me and really cares about how I am doing?Like most people, I don't like to go to the dr, but if I had to choose I had rather see my GI than any other...Its good to have a dr. that listens and cares for your needs, not just caring about making a dollar...Definatley hang on to the one you have, he does sound like a keeper...
30 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Lialda/day
Remicade (only had three infusions)

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   Posted 7/4/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sodbuster,

I know you live near Syracuse.  Where is your gastro doctor?  Some of the best are in Syracuse - have you had experience with them?  Anyway, I live North of Syracuse and go to Oneida to doctor.  He is great but when stumped on what to do next he sent me to an Albany specialsit and his recommendations seem to be working for now anyway.


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
Cannot tolerate mesalamines.  New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now.  Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1028
   Posted 7/4/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm happy for you!! It is really hard to find a good doctor, so you have won half the battle already
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2  1 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

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