Hi again. Thank you to everyone that took the time to reply. I did contact my doctor yesterday.I advised the nurse there of my symptoms and she said she would consult with the doctor,who was doing procedures for the morning, and get back to me. about
3 hours latter she did. He perscribed Prednisone 60mg for 5 days tapering down 10 to 5mg every 5 days , also blood work and a follow up with him this coming Tuesday. My last colonoscopy was 12/06. At that time the paperwork referred to my condition as "Established chronic olcerative proctosigmoiditis".I think I'm still getting used to the fact that I have a disease.What I don't like is that it slowly sneeks up on me, its not as though it just suddenly flares within a day or 2. At first it seems so easy to write some of the symptoms off as food related or work stress or both.I work as a firefighter/EMT and we work 24 hour shifts,I tend to eat at unusual hours,do to calls.I see many severe emergencys in the ambulance and my cramping almost seems whineing in compare.I guess I have to get over that. I started the prednisone last night and was sweating within 3 hours,an issue I will address with the doc on Tuesday. The last I saw him,8/07, he gave me an Rx for something other then asacol,can't recall the name right now. It was a once a day med, instead of the asacol 3x. BC/BS of MA does'nt cover it and its expensive , so I stayed with the asacol.I like the doctor I'm with now,he is a specialist.The area in which I live does'nt offer a huge choice though.He is a 40 minute drive away and he is the closest. The nearest hospital is the same distance.My next option would most likely be in Boston , about
2 hours. But so far I'm happy with him. Thank you to everyone,I will return. I have found many of the other posts helpful also.