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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/24/2009 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Well tomorrow I have to go to the hospital to have a CT-Scan done. I have to drink barrium 2 hours
before the test. My Gi Doctor wants to see how the crohn's is doing.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


Sniper
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   Posted 11/24/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohhhhhhhh, yum yummmm, lucky you....Sorry you have to drink that stuff TBW. Hope all comes out ok. The test I mean,,,well,,,,the other stuff tooo..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 11/24/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
You should have asked for gastrofin.
27m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Humira, Entocort 9 mg, Asacol 4 x 3, Flagyl 250 mg x 3
Imuran failed


BellsforHer
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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
That's what I had, the gastrofin, and it's not nearly as bad as the other stuff. Good Luck today!

Nanners
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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that is what they usually use with CT Scans. I have never drank the thick stuff with any of my CT Scans, just the Gastrofin.

Good luck with your test Teddy, and do keep us posted on the results.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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sickandlucky
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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
What is the difference between gastrofin and barium? I consider barium to be my arch nemesis.
Good luck on the scan!
19 y/o female, diagnosed crohns december 2008
currently taking 500 mg pentasa 4x daily


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Everybody.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


Becky77
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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
The barium I drink is Enteroese which is used for the CT enterography. It's mostly water, just a little barium, so it's not too bad. It's supposed to show the bowel better on a CT than the barium they used to use in CT. It doesn't upset my system near as much as the barium used for a small bowel series.

Are you talking about Gastrograffin-it's a clear liquid? Or is it really gastrofin? Gastrograffin can act like a laxative in constipated patients, but is absorbed by the body, so it's used if they suspect a perforation because barium outside the intestines can cause peritonitis.

Good luck tomorrow TBW!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12, Coumadin


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 11/24/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
And they use Volumen for the CTEs in our area.
 
Good luck, TBW. I hope you get some good or at least promising results from the scan!! yeah
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HM
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   Posted 11/24/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had three ct scans...two with barium and one with a barium enema. I will NEVER have a barium enema again. I t was horrible! I think the berry or bannana flavored barium have the least nasty taste. I put it in the fridge. I use a straw and place it as far back in my throat as possible. It makes it easier because you taste less. The ct scan I had on sunday I had to drink contrast. I am not sure what the difference is, but they put ice in it and it was bitter, but not horrible. I let the tech do the enema with the contrast after she assured me it would not leave me needing to run to the toliet. She was right...it wasn't bad like the other. Good luck with your test!

37/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2007

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008

 

Starting on REMICADE probably within the next mo.

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 3X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), .05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily


Aislin
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   Posted 11/25/2009 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not really sure of the time difference and if you have had your CT scan yet, but best of luck!
Female, mid-20's, lives in Australia
 
Symptoms since 99', Dx 2003, Right Hemicolectomy 2004, Trying to find the magic combination to manage this silly disease :)

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