Struggles with Doctors
Hi, I wrote in a while back. I’m the guy that was deployed w/ Ulcerative Colitis symptoms. I got back and was diagnosed w/ UC. I had a terrible Dr, the medical group on base has since found me a new outstanding Dr. in another town.
Previous Doc had starts me on apriso and prednisone. Turns out he documented things incorrectly, didn’t do what the military wanted, so the new Dr is starting from scratch. My medical evaluation board was ended and will have to be re-initiated once he is completed.
So by my initial visit, my symptoms have died down, not too bad, just mucus and about 6-10 movements a day w/ abdominal pain.He decided to take me off my meds so he can see me get sick and diagnose me. Symptoms still are manageable but hard w/ work. But here’s the problem: we’re having bad weather here in Texas and my colonoscopy has been canceled again. It’s been rescheduled 3 times already. I’m getting stressed out about this and starting to lose hope. I have a feeling this is why its getting worse right now. Do I start taking my meds again? I should have tried talking to the Dr and asked him.
I’m just getting all this off my chest, I’m stressed about this.
I needed this medical evaluate board (process military does to kick you out) to go through quickly, had a nurse helping me push it through. I am lined up for a really great job if I’m able to get out within the next few months and I feel as if it is completely gone now. The med board takes 4-6 months.
Both stopped a month ago