If your doc is "conservative" in treatment, he shouldn't be putting you on pred.
I hope he calls you on Monday....don't forget to thank him for calling you back. You could say something like...I think this dosage of Asacol is good but not enough considering my symptoms. My my butt says it's ready for step two ... rectal meds which we talked about
last time. You'd like to try Rowasa firstly.
Try not to forget to ask if he minds to mark down refills and the OK for the pharmacy to call you.
Ask if it's OK for you to make an appointment to see him in a month or if he'd rather a call in to him about
your hopeful progress..
You can say you're planning for your future med regimen and that with the success of it by others you've talked to, you're hoping it will be a success for you too.
Personally....I don't think some doctors have high hopes for patients to be real faithful in their med use, especially for rectal meds for some reason.
Something is wrong, however, if your doc completely skirts around prescribing them if you have rectal inflammation.
Let us know how it goes.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!