I just got off the phone with a friend in another state who is a breast cancer survivor. Her take-charge attitude is an inspiration to me. I was sharing with her the fact that I can't get my UC symptoms under control and she asked me if I had ever gotten a second opinion. I really like my GI doc and hadn't even considered the possibility. She suggested I try someone at the Cleveland Clinic - we are only 3 hours away. Do any of you ever get 2nd opinions and if so, how do you go about doing it? Do you get your records from your current GI? Would it be worth my while to go to the Clinic? Is there a specific doctor I should ask for? Thanks in advance for your advice!
left-sided colitis diagnosed after 3rd pregnancy 11 years ago: was in remission for 5 years
Current UC Meds: 12 Asacol per day
1 Rowasa enema at night
Other Meds: Lipitor, Multi-vitamin, asadophilus, cinnamon capsules
In a flare since the middle of April