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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
How often do you get bloodwork?
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


PAD
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I go every 6 months. The Dr. sends me because of the asacol.

Christine1946
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
     I am on 6MP and have monthly CBC's.   The doctor ordered a bilirubin since he said the prednisone could affect the liver too and it was elevated.  Now he orders liver panels along with sed rate, C-reactive protein and CBC's monthly.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, my doctor wants me to have more blood work before she refills my prescription and I thought it seemed soon because it's only been 5 or 6 months but it sounds like it is probably about time. I just wish someone had told me when I requested the refill (weeks ago!) instead of waiting until I am desperate for a refill. Now I have to go get blood work and I am low on medication and I order through P&G so it takes time to get the medication. How frustrating and stressful.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


songlady
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you ask if she might have any samples to tide you over?
Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills a day
Metamucil - 2 doses a day
Cortenemas or Rowasa from time to time
VSL#3, Ultimate Flora Critical Care
Flax Seed Oil
Bee propolis as of 9/2
Canasa as needed


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
They are getting me some. I hope it is enough. I have to find a lab that will do the blood work for low cost because I don't have insurance. It's a real hassle.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 


lambkins
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Total Posts : 574
   Posted 9/4/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
At the moment every week as just started 6mp but i used to go every 3 months before.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
 co codamol 30/500x2 when needed
 buscopan 20mg when needed
 asacol foam 1gm when needed
 
 


thatfield
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   Posted 9/4/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Once or twice a year...
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda 3 pills a day
Cort-enema nightly
Canasa in the morning
Probiotics Daily
 

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