I am having a capsule endoscopy this Wednesday and was wondering how many of you were able to be diagnosed with this test. I have been having right sided pain ever since I came off steroids back in December. I was in a bad flare of Ulcerative Colitis and on October 22nd I got my first and only infusion of Remicade. That lasted about 3 weeks and then I had bad neurological side effects from it so I cant take it anymore.
Well, I had been tapering the steroids after starting the Remicade and once I got down to 5mg, I started getting this pain.. Thought it was appendicitis at first, but CT scan showed normal bowel and appendix, then I had a SBFT to check for any obstructions and that test came out fine. So now.. off to swallow the giant pill that will travel through my small intestines and hopefully find some information as to what's been going on in there... lol... I don't fee too bad really except for this DOGGONE Pain... I've been dealing with it since December on a daily basis... I can't ride my horse, or even jog...
has anyone here been diagnosed with Crohn's with the Pill Cam? That's what they all think I have now. I'm feeling better but in a bit of despair..
I appreciate anyone's experiences very much!!!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep.. http://www.myspace.com/77016897