Posted 10/7/2007 3:39 AM (GMT -6)
I posted a few days ago "Tapering Asacol - foolish or what"
Anyway, I know i'm flaring, and it's faster than ever before, so like we all do, it would be nice to try and 'nip' it in the bud no?
I called my consultant (secretary) to be told "Yes, yes, i'll get your notes and have him call you. I chased it up two days later "He's go a lot to get through, I promise we'll call when he gets to your notes" Still Nothing!
so. I visit my GP to be told "Stay with it fo another week and see how you go, we may run some blood tests then"
What stopped me from slapping one across her face I don't know.
Do they not understand that I know what's going on, and that something needs doing about it?
Reluctant as I am, and probably foolish, I've began popping the Pred! (I know)
I wanted to give my body a quick boost, so I decided to start on 25mg, Friday. So after two days, NO improvement (I know, patience). I've upped it today to 35mg, what can I say, desperate times, desperate minds.
So to recap, I'm taking 3Asacol x 3 Daily and Pred 35mg Daily. Will I start to see an improvement?
Any advice, or support is much appreciated, I know i've prob been silly doing this, but no-one is listenting!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
The UK NHS - I did have confidence in them, suddenly it's beginning to diminish!
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Asacol 2 Tabs (400) x 3 Daily
40mg 35mg 30mg 25mg 20mg 15mg 10mg 5mg 2.5mg Daily
Iron Supplement 200mg 6 Daily
Omeprazole 20mg (Acid)
Awaiting Start of Azathioprine Trial
Various Asthma Medications (List too long)
Calcium supplements 400mg twice daily
Multivitamins + Minerals once daily