upper GI--10 years since

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sammies
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   Posted 5/11/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
After dealing with Crohn's for 23 years, I know this sounds silly. . . but I am traumatized by the fact that I have to do an upper GI/small bowl follow through on Friday. Haven't done one in 10 years. When I was a kid, I had a ton of them and always gagged or choked--even threw it up. I'm having nightmares. B/c of the drink, I've never been able to drink out of a big straw or drink anything strawberry and creamy.

Anyone out there who can tell me if the barium drink has improved/changed at all?

My crohn's is going nuts. Gotta do the upper GI and colonscopy fast to get on the humira. Sad b/c my body turned against the 6mp in November and the disease is back with a vengeance after 6 pretty good years.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/11/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask for the pineapple flavor this time. Its better tasting for some than the strawberry flavor. I can remember the earlier SBFTs too. Mayo Clinic is favoring the CT Enterography over the SBFT I recently learned. And the barium for the CTE is thinner.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


karendee
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   Posted 5/11/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   

sammies,

I am right there nervous with you, I have an Upper GI on Sat May17th and I am freaking out. I am not able to drink thick drinks well and I am so worried I will puke. I absolutely hate to throw up!!

I am getting my upper Gi to help determine if I need surgery for my Hiatal hernia and to also look at my upper gi system. I still have inflammation according to my tests and I think my GI wants to know why. Humira might be my next step too.

CrohnieToo, they have pineapple flavor? that sounds better than strawberry to me.
 
anyone know what other flavors they might have? I am not too fond of strawberry.
 
 
we will get through this sammies!!
 
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Banana flavor. PUKE!! Yech! Blech! Gag!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 5/11/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My 7 yr. old had one done in March and she had no problem drinking it down.

karendee
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   Posted 5/12/2008 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
god to know chronietoo!

chroniemomx2, I will think of your 7 year old getting it down when I am drinking it :) If she can I can.
karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...

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