That's a good idea. It is worth a shot to hear what my GI doc says. The part that really frustrates me is the tunnel vision I find many doctors (particularly specialists) have. Of course the doctor doing my surgery (gynaecologist) says the answer is to just quit smoking because that's always a good thing to do and especially before major surgery. But he does not have UC and I don't feel he really understands how unhealthy I could be at the time of surgery if I spend the next 2 months in a major flare. I lost 10 extra pounds I didn't have to begin with in August and can't afford to lose any more.
Sandra, age 34
Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)
Currently in flare since Aug'07
Asacol (800mg x 2) increased to 800mg x 3 due to current flare
Salofalk suppositories as needed
Vitamins E, C, B complex, magnesium
Omega 3/6 supplements (500mg x 2)