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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 3/4/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
When you get a colon scope get the lots of pain killers before the doc starts!!!

I went today for a short scope up the colon (50 cm up, the whole colon is 130 cm) and I never get any drugs when I get a short scope.
Well the nurse offered me some and I said "no, I never had them before and I want be needing them today".

Boy was I wrong :S

When the doc was done and pulling the scope out I got the worst Colon cramp in history. I could not move I was crying and I had this stabbing pain in my shoulder.
Well the nurse offered me drugs again :) But my doc said it would pass in 5-8 minutes. It did not !!!
I got Paracetamol and Codeine tablet and a hot bottle on my tummy.

I was lying there in some bad pain for two hours. Thats when I felt ok to drive home.

Now 7 hours later my colon still hurts and I am very tired in my body from all that pain.

Just a friendly reminder :P

p.s. my colon looks great, except for the first 10 cm up then it looks like crap. But it is better then the last scope :)
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
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Post Edited (isergodur) : 3/4/2010 12:05:45 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/4/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww I am so sorry you are hurting so bad. That sounds awful and I will definetly remember to ask for drugs should I be in your shoes one day. Gentle Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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