iam always sick,why?

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tummyache79
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   Posted Today 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
shakehead  hi everyone iam new to this, iam 29 yrs old and have been having stomach problems for years.my stomach swells,bleeding , mucus,vomiting,bad cramps, false urges,pain after eating or drinking.fevers,chills,extremely tired all the time.pain in the left and right.
 
i have also been diagnoised with a fistula that goes through my intestine to a palce high up on my bum.
 
sometimes i dont have a bowel movement for days and other days all i do is have extreme diareha.
 
my moms sister has chrons and my dad had ulcers in his intestines.
 
what is going on. i have to go to the hospital on the 17 of december for a colonoscopy and iam scared. what are they going to find.how bad will it hurt.
 
 they are also taking tissue samples. and what if after all these testings they dont find anything wrong, i've been sick for so long i need to know what is wrong with me.
 
sometimes i have to take a bucket to the bathroom with me because i vomit at the same time as bowel movements.
 
i have to drink picosalax before hospital how bad is it.everything online that iam reading really scares me.any advice  please

gachrons
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   Posted Today 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have taken the pisosalax too and it is not alot to drink so I don't find it too bad. It can be a bit tiring running to the bathroom but the scope is worth it to find out what is wrong. I was put to sleep so didn't mind the scope that way. Good to tell your Dr' that if that is what you perfer. At least if they do find out what it is you will be able to get some help. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


pb4
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   Posted Today 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry for all that you're going through, I think the colonoscopy won't be any worse than what you're experiancing with symptoms...which BTW definitley sound like CD (fistuals can be related to CD and with your family history, things are kinda pointing that way) but rest assured, the sooner you get the colonoscopy (and I'm imagining the other standard tests, blood, stool, small bowel follow through, ect) the sooner they'll be able to hopefully get you on the road of recovery.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


tummyache79
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   Posted Today 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
yes it will be good to know,but still scary. the are giving me a sedative, but iam a really shy girl and the thought of them down there freaks me out too, which i know is silly, but iam so tired of being sick all the time, and tired of feeling hopeless all the time

tummyache79
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   Posted Today 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
and I'm imagining the other standard tests, blood, stool, small bowel follow through, ect)''

as far as that goes, iam lucky to be getting a colonoscopy done,if it wasnt for the doctor in emergency when i was vomiting blood i wouldnt be having it done. i told him all my symptoms and he booked me for one.

when i talked to my family doctor i was told poor you,your going through so much.

straydog
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   Posted Today 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Tummyache you will find that most of us gripe about the prep and not the actual test itself. My dr gives sedation and its totally pain free for me. I am groggy when I wake up and usually when I get home I go straight to bed to get rid of the sedation. I have zero recall of the scope. Good luck I am so glad you are getting it done, it should tell the dr alot. Susie


Kenny23
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   Posted Today 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It does sound likely to be Crohn's, I'm sorry you had to go through so many years without getting any tests. You will probably be starting some medicines if you are diagnosed and they should help you feel better. And I would get a new family doctor if I were you because he ignored some serious, obvious symptoms. Best of luck.

tummyache79
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   Posted 12/9/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the support guys.from the sounds of the prep i should get some books and settle in for a long day.does it go any easier if i start my liquid diet a day or 2 earlier?

as for getting a new family doctor it was really hard getting this one.my mom has been trying to get me into hers for years.hopefully they will be able to find something out next week.hopefully i will get diagnosed because ive had this fistula and drainage site open and draining since nov2006.once they find out what i have they will do surgery to closeit, hopefully soon, because last year it turn into cellulitus and that really hurt.

Nanners
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   Posted 12/9/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes should do the liquid diet at least the day before the colonoscopy. It helps you not have as much that needs to get out. Good luck and I agree with the above posters, does sound like Crohns to me too.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


tummyache79
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
cry  ok. so today is prep day for me and tomorrow is the ''big day''.thankfully my bro is going to drive me so i dont have to take a taxi. and my hubby bought me a whole lot of juice.wish me luck guys.

Nanners
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Got fingers, toes, and everything crossed that all goes well for you tomorrow. Today is the worst of it, and that is the prep. Tomorrow hopefully you will have the answers you are looking for. Be sure to tell your brother to pay attention to what the doc says afterwards, as you will be groggy and won't remember much.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


LMills
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say good luck!!! The prep is the worst part. I was pretty squeamish about anyone going down there either, but believe me when I say you fall asleep before they even tell you you're going to and wake up right after! It's good to hear you had a good ER doctor. Mine misdiagnosed me and sent me on my way hah. Though in his defense he wasn't too far off....
I think you'll be fine. It's a great step you've taken to get this done. Keep us updated on your situation!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


tummyache79
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
i have to go try and drink that stuff down soon.i hope it doesnt taste to nasty and i hope i dont get too sick from it. anytime i take a laxative i get really strong urges to vomit and sometimes have to sit there with a bucket on my lap.

(lol...sorry for the mental image)

then on thursday i have to go to my family doc because they have got ultrasounds results they need to discuss with me for another issue. (liver,abs.)

the lump in my neck has gotten a little bigger since last week.

when it rains it pours eh.always onething after another

LMills
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm not going to lie....it's probably the worst thing I have ever had to drink in my life. The cherry phosphosoda anyway. The lemon was a little better. Just remember that even if you don't get all of it down it may still be okay. My nurses told me a little debris was all right. There are plenty of people who don't finish all of it and still get a pretty clear picture of their insides.

Again, best of luck to you! You've taken the right steps. Get better really soon :) You'll definitely be in my thoughts!!!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


sulleysullivan
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/16/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
everyone says the same thing the prep is the worst and it is! i had the lemon and i couldnt hold the first liter down but the second liter in the morning wasnt so bad just remind yourself your not going to be sick anymore once they find out whats wrong with you! :) good luck! the colonoscopy wont be so bad! :)
"I feel infinite." -the perks of being a wallflower


Chronicallyill
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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes heres one more good luck to ya. Its definitely a perk that you dont remeber anything. Literally. Lol Ihave gone trough 4 now and prep is the worst like everyone else has said. Pecosalax reminds me of that lemon stuff you take for colds that comes in packages and you heat some water and mix it. Bleh. Anyways good luck and good health to ya. :)

Nessa
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


tummyache79
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 12/16/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
ok guys. iam back for a few moments. my backside really hurts.lol.

picosalax doesnt taste too bad, i didnt gag anyways. wouldnt want to drink it everyday but it is tolerable. kicked in about 30 mins after taking it.

my hubby has been laughing at me all day.and on the bright side i did get to read a very good good book today. the shack..opps gotta run...later
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