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king1234
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   Posted 8/9/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys - I did it! NO sedation! It was definately uncomfortable, but not unbearable. HOWEVER he only when in about one foot (vs 4) as my pain is on my left side so he did not have to go in past that. He said he did not see anything suspicious, did a biopsy to rule out micro colitis, and is chalking my left sided pain to IBS. I did see on my report "internal hemorroids", where I dont know though

Thank you all for all of your feedback along the way!!

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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


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   Posted 8/9/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear your scope went well. hopefully this will be the start to you feeling better. I still don't have a diagnosis so they won't treat me til they know what's wrong, but at least now they have an idea what to do for you. keep us updated even if you move to the IBS forum. my email box is always open too! :-)
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


Julie1014
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   Posted 8/10/2008 3:06 AM (GMT -7)   
King, I've been thinking about you! I'm so glad to hear you tolerated the scope well. Good luck with everything. Did your doctor give you some advice for coping with the pain/IBS?
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran 75mg
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 8/10/2008 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not being funny but if you are going to a 1/4 of the way you may as well go the whole way just to be 100%. Good luck though and I hope you are feeling better soon. IBS and piles are horrible but it is manageable and it isn't a disease as such so I am really pleased for you. I hope I am diagnosed the same tomorrow after my colonoscopy, I have alreadt been 1/4 of the way and they found small piles just like you!

Diagnosis: Oct 07 - Non Specific Colitis (possible UC or Chrohn's but biopsy not confirmed by 2 seperate GI's) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Still taking: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day appear to have stopped working. 

Symptoms: Jun 08 - Bleeding returns with diarrhoea after taking meds for stomach ulcer. Sigmoidoscopy in June rules out rectal inflammation, Colonoscopy planned for August. (Doctor hinting it's Piles and IBS). No pain, no other symptoms.

Procedures: 2x Sigmoidoscopy result - all slight non specific inflammation non IBD. 1x Colonoscopy result - mild non specific inflammation on right hand side - IBD not confirmed. 1x OGD result - small ulcer. Barium MRI of stomach and small bowel result - all normal.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/10/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I'd be bent outta shape to go thru the prep and only have what amounts to a sigmoidoscopy! But, here's wishing you good luck w/the Dx and Tx!!!
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.


closure
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   Posted 8/10/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
eh...yeah I was thinking the same thing about only going 1/4 of the way. if they're in there they might as well go all the way, but as long as you're comfortable with it that's all that matters.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


yogaprof
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   Posted 8/10/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
why did he/she only go part way? I thought they routinely went to the TI once in there. it is hard to know where pain is coming from in that area and worth a look everywhere. how long did it take?
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Jen77
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   Posted 8/10/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd also be ticked if he only went a part of the way. All of my problems are as far as they can go with that scope, so it would be pretty useless for them to not do the whole thing. Especially if after going through that whole prep. I'd want the whole thing examined, no matter where the pain is that I was feeling. I've learned that pain can really radiate anyway!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapering down again at: 4mg now, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


king1234
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   Posted 8/10/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my pain is on the left side-that is why I had the procedure. The dr has been doing this for over 20 years and I trust him. He said there was no reason to go 4ft in since my pain is no where near there I am and was fine with that!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


closure
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   Posted 8/10/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
well as long as you're ok with it that's all that matters I guess. *hugs* oh and keep us updated!
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


king1234
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   Posted 8/10/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I will definately keep you posted.
 
BTW what are "piles"?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 8/10/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Piles are like veins in your anus that can swell up and bleed with constipation, diarrhoea or when you strain on the toilet. They can be small and internal and grow outwards and become external especially when you push. They are biggest reason people have rectal bleeding.

Diagnosis: Oct 07 - Non Specific Colitis (possible UC or Chrohn's but biopsy not confirmed by 2 seperate GI's) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon). 2 small Piles also diagnosed but not clear whether they are bleeding or not.

Medication Still taking: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day appear to have stopped working. 

Symptoms: Jun 08 - Bleeding returns with diarrhoea after taking meds for stomach ulcer. Sigmoidoscopy in June rules out rectal inflammation, Colonoscopy planned for August. (Doctor hinting it's Piles and IBS). No pain, no other symptoms.

Procedures: 2x Sigmoidoscopy result - all slight non specific inflammation non IBD. 1x Colonoscopy result - mild non specific inflammation on right hand side - IBD not confirmed. 1x OGD result - small ulcer. Barium MRI of stomach and small bowel result - all normal.


king1234
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   Posted 8/10/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhh I have not had bleeding-yet...
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


rootsmith
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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
King, I noticed your info and saw "buzzing feet". I have had this for years in addition to some other neuropathy signs in my lower legs. I just recently found out I have plantar fasciitis, without the usual heel pain. Mine is mostly in my forefoot. Anyway, the podiatrist I first saw said you can have neuropathy (which buzzing feet might be, even with normal nerve conduction studies ) and no foot pain. Its not the usual presentation of plantar fasciitis but it happens. Like I said, had it for years before I could identify any pain. I am being treated for crohn's with pentasa based on my symptoms and just recently saw a rheumy because of the foot pain. I was on a course of prednisone recently and foot pain and buzzing was improved 95%. I thought you might find this useful info I know the buzzing drives me nuts. I also tried RLS meds for it, didn't help.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.     


king1234
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   Posted 8/11/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
That is interesting! I have been to so many drs, Rhuem, neuro, etc all I hear is they think it stress. My feet and thigh buzz from time to time, its odd. Also my muscles are twitching a lot, joints cracking a ton too. This all onset when my joint pain hit me which is now getting better.

Thanks for sharing! How often do you get the buzzing feeling, mine is every now and then but almost daily...
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


rootsmith
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   Posted 8/11/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi King, I've had the buzzing and other "paresthesias" now since the Fall of 2006. Before then I had it for periods of time with periods of remission in between. It was never one day on, one day off although it could be worse one day than another (and still is) I had a massage in Sept 2006 and the therapist just happened to touch the sole of my foot, pressing firmly. I asked her, what did you just touch, that was tender. She said it was the insertion point for tendons attached to muscles of your legs. I also have twitching in my leg muscles I also had been to many different doctors. Either they had no explanation (one told me that these symptoms would baffle even a neurologist) or they blamed it on my diabetes (which is easily controlled by diet, I don't dare say "mild" because I have heard there is no such thing as a "mild" case of diabetes) One doctor told me that neuropathy is often the first sign of diabetes before it is diagnosed, which is true. Another doctor (a neurologist!) told me I was reacting to "background noise" that most people don't notice. I wasn't too happy about that one. Once I identified that I had actual foot *pain* I saw a podiatrist who told me that sometimes you can have just leg pain/neuropathy etc without foot pain in plantar fasciitis. The inflammation gets the nerves riled up. The problem with this guy was that he wouldn't consider a systemic cause for the plantar fasciitis, wanted to treat me with custom orthotics. I eventually ended up at a rheumy. By this time my feet really hurt. He hasn't commented on the neuropathy being the presenting symptom. When I was recently on prednisone I had no neuropathy, twitching and very little foot pain. If it was due to my diabetes, why would prednisone help it? So, that's my story of buzzing legs and feet. Its taken me years to get to this point.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.     

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