Posted 9/24/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -6)
Wanted to leave you this message in case you come back frustrated. Years ago, I went to the ER two different times in a year when I was in terrible pain and had diarrhea for about 15 hrs (always happens on a Sunday night for some reason). I soon learned ER MD's have very little/no knowledge of UC and don't know what to do about it, except give you a pain shot. It amazes me that they don't consult w/GI MD while your in the ER. Now, I've learned what meds to up and consult with my GI or their partner first chance I get. Hopefully, it wasn't your GI that told you to go to the ER. Last year during a very bad flare, my GI told me to come in to see her immediately, examined me and she hospitalized me, I'm not sure a ER MD would know when hospitalization is necessary.