Should I ask for a second opinion?

2021.09.25 01:26 Dense_Mail6645 Should I ask for a second opinion?

Hello all! I was diagnosed with mild to moderate UC limited to proctitis in 2019 dx through colonoscopy. I started mesalamine suppositories and within a few weeks I no longer had any issues. I discontinued the suppositories as the GI had initially said I could wean off of them. I hadn't had any issues until late July of this year. So once I saw the blood/musous/urgency all over again I started the mesalamine once again...however this time it didn't work.
I couldn't get back in with the GI physician so I was put in with a visit with his PA. Once I explained my symptoms to the PA (20 years as a PA..so tons of experience) he started me on Cipro and Flagyl and told me to continue the suppositories, he also gave me a Medrol taper pack. (I also have autoimmune type 1 diabetes, so steroids usually make my sugars skyrocket so we try to avoid) and also gave me oral mesalamine
He also ordered a sigmoidoscopy after the course of antibiotics and steroids which showed the UC had progressed to left sided UC. Biopsy confirmed moderate active UC. So right after the procedure I was told to stop the suppositories and continue with mesalamine enema as well as oral mesalamine I take 3 pills a day and one enema before bed.
My UC is under control now with the change in meds and I was hoping to ask him to drop the oral mesalamine to a lower dose since I am feeling better and I believe my hair is falling out because of it. I already had fine, thin hair so it's quite obvious that it's thinning.
Well...as soon as he came in the office before he even asked me how I was doing he just jumped straight to the pathology findings showing moderate UC and recommending that I start either Entivyo or Stelara. I've heard hair loss with biologics is worse... and besides that why would I have to try something new if what I am doing now seems to have resolved my issues?
I asked him this exact question and he stated because even though I may not have any symptoms, there is still likely inflammation that may make things worse or more complicated in the future such as colon cancer, fissures, or perforations.
Should I ask for a second opinion elsewhere?
For those of you on biologics has hair loss been an issue?
What if any side effects should I expect if I do go for a biologic?
If any one is type 1 diabetic please let me know how sugars reacted....
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