Post Colonoscopy- So not feeling well.

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   Posted 12/15/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
OK so I had a colonoscopy over 4 WEEKS ago and ever since I had the procedure, I feel HORRIBLE.  (They found a small stricture and dilated it while in there).  My doctor put me back on Entocort, and I have terrible cramps like constipation (although I am having ok bowel movements every other day?) and feel bloated and my sides/back are killing me......absolutely killing me so bad that some nights I can hardly sleep due to the pain.  I was practically in remission 6 months ago!  Is it normal for a colonoscopy to make you feel worse? I felt really constipated so I took 2 ducolax and then got diarrea.  I can't figure out what all the cramping is about but its very uncomfortable......if anyone has any advice, please send it on!  I am in the process of trying to make an appointment with my doctor.
Diagnosed Crohns 1/06
CD of Terminal Ileum
Taking Pentasa. Adverse reactions to Remicade. Also take Forteo Injections, Actonel, Calcium and Vitamin D, B12 injections.

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   Posted 12/15/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Jenn, I've never felt unwell following a colonoscopy. Maybe it has something to do with dilatation they did...

I sure hope you get to the bottom (pardon the pun) of this soon.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt worse after both of my colonoscopies. I had my last one just over a month ago and it seemed to make my flare worse, but I usually feel better after an increase in meds. However, your back and side pain would concern me, b/c it seems to be different than the normal pain associated with Crohn's. I hope you get an appointment soon and feel better soon!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease; Meds: Entocort & Asacol; female in late 20s.

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