Set an appt with anothe GI today

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Shadam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my monthly GI visit today and as soon as I walked out a called anothe GI who was referred to my by my sis in law (works in the Sugery Dept).  I set the appt a day before my next appt with my orginaly GI. 
 
Ive been having a lot of issues with my originaly GI in that he isnt open minded and very short fused...my appoitments are usually only 15 minutes and the residence doctor is usually in there most of the time.  I think it would be good to get a 2nd oppinion, espcially because i think I'm gonna have to get on Remicade pretty soon.
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - started 5/04/09 - 100mg - started 6/11/09
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3  
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
 
~~~Praying for a cure~~~~
 


sirenshooter
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2011
   Posted 7/8/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I definitely don't blame you. I would too! I hope this new one works out better for you.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday /
500mg Turmeric 3xday / 1c Dandelion root tea 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


Red_34
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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I often wonder why some doctors choose to be doctors. I always say that if you're not happy with your doctor then by all means change to one you like. So hopefully this new GI will be the one you are looking for. Good luck!
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jujub
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   Posted 7/9/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I think a lot of us here have been through more than one GI. I fired my first one when he had me on Colazal, Azathioprine and Entocort and I wasn't getting any better. He showed no interest in trying anything else, and I started to feel like he thought I was making it up.
Judy
 
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Trust your instincts!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


Shadam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 307
   Posted 7/9/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone...hopefully things work out, I need something to!
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - 5/04/09 - 100mg - started 6/11/09 - back to 50mg 7/8/09
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Vitamin A Deficient - 10,000mg a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3  
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
 
~~~Praying for a cure~~~~
 

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