If I didn't get the GI that I have now originally...I would have gotten the other who told me (when I had to see him when my doc wasn't there) that he would have put me on prednisone immediately than wasting the time with the oral/rectal mesalamine.
UHhhh, mmmmm, well, your treatment and experience will ONLY DEPEND on the doctor and his/her philosophy of treatment.
Being proactive in one's care is a must....and I don't think that doing research via books, internet, personal interaction or sifting through information is a bad thing. Information today is at our very fingertips...the information is endless. Sifting allows one to form questions to ask the doctor on subsequent visits about
treatment, etc...ultimately to get a better understanding of the disease itself..
I would suggest to ALWAYS GET COPIES of biopsies and blood tests.
Ulcerative colitis isn't diagnosed visually...it's suspected. A process of elimination should be done with testing/biopsies, etc.
Colitis doesn't mean ulcerative colitis.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 3/8/2012 1:31:23 PM (GMT-7)