Well, new doc is wonderful! & thorough! I have both proctitis & colitis. It started in the rectum, has long ago since spread to colon now in 2 spots. My left & right-sided abdominal pains!!! We're trying really hard to keep me off steroids as long as possible. So as you can see by my profile, we've doubled the asacol, and went back to 3 canasa's a day. I get my probiotics from yogurt with live & active cultures. He said this was great. I feel better emotionally for sure. Now I can understand what's been going on with my body, both now and all along. I needed a 2nd opinion as my first c-oscopy was done by a doc who didn't feel the need to write anything down....his own staff couldn't figure out how bad off I was or why I was even in so much pain....idiot! I'm not done with him either! I know I'm not nearly as sick as most of you....yet. But I still feel at home here...ty for being here for all of us. & Cheers to 2nd opinions! I'm starting to feel better physically, but slowly. At least I now know!
Diagnosed with UP Sept. 2007-2nd opinion & 2nd colonoscopy confirmed UP, & UC old pain & new pain, it's spreading...Dec. 2007
misDiagnosed with Degenerative Arthritis, 2006
2 4 asacol 3x daily for UC/UP.
Canasa suppositories, also 3x daily,
3tsp. Donnatol every 6 hours, as needed
1 20mg tab aciphex daily
1-2 depacote 3x daily for bipolar disorder