Posted 10/8/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)
When I very first went in for my colonoscopy, I just wanted to get in ASAP. My rheumy wanted me to go to GI, Dr. S for my colonoscopy because he is better for long term care, but I couldn't get in for quite a while. I could get in with his partner, Dr. C. Dr. C. is okay and all, but not my favorite but I have been seeing him for like 6 months now. Maybe it's me, but I just don't feel like he sees the big picture (UC, kidney infections/stones, cysts, arthritis, abnormal paps). Both him and my rheumy told me I can stop seeing the rheumy, but I just don't feel comfortable with that because Dr. C. doesn't see the whole picture. Plus, doing my research, Dr. S. is recommended by CCFA, my general, and my rheumy. Dr. C. is not. I just called the GI clinic and they wouldn't let me change providers. I am irritated. I called and made an appt. with my rheumy and am hoping he can get something done about it. Maybe I'm crazy about the whole thing. I have only talked to Dr. S. one time when he had to call in a rx for me, but I feel like it's my body and my care and if I think it's the best thing for me, I should be able to switch.
On another note, I am tempted to switch ob/gyns too. I have seen a CNM (certified nurse midwife) for the last 8 years and swore I would never switch, but I'm not sure that she knows enough about IBD to handle me when I am trying to get pregnant (in the next 2 to 3 years) and during pregancy and delivery. Thoughts?
Traci, 26 yr. old female
*Symptoms started 6/06
*Diagnosed with "non specific" IBD after a colonoscopy 3/07
*4000 mg of Sulfaslazine/day
*Levsin as needed for cramping
*Constant bc (skipping the placebo and starting the next pack) for ovarian cysts
*Chewable calcium & vitamin D, prenatal vitamin, and melatonin for insomnia