SBFT Series tomorrow

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dorri
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   Posted 5/6/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
As many times as I had these things, I don't think I can get use to them.  I just drank a bottle of syrupy Senekot, ugh!.   Now I feel weak and nauseous and trying to keep it down.   I've been running all day (literally) so feel really wiped as it is, and the senekot hasn't even had a chance to kick in yet?
Tomorrow's test should tell how much more I am narrowed?   and hopefully it's not more than scar tissue.  I just want to get this over with! 
I'm starting to feel some cramping coming on, so better run.
 
 


73monte
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   Posted 5/6/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck tomorrow,
 
I've sat by and watched my daughter go through a couple of these. They're no fun at all. The upside is, at least it's a very good diagnostic test to see what the current state of things are. 
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.


dorri
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   Posted 5/7/2010 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks.

Something is different this time. I've been going in small spurts all evening and even during the night. I'm still not passing clear but having bits of mucous stools. I feel nausea and pressure on my sides like someone sewed up my bottom end. Maybe I have some inflammation there.
I'm on my way in about an hour.



Nanners
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   Posted 5/7/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your test Dorri!! Let us know what the results are. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dorri
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   Posted 5/7/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I felt pretty sick with the prep and barium cocktail and still feel nauseous. Surprisingly the barium only took about 40 minutes to go thru me. I'm wondering if any remaining laxative in my intestine could have affected my barium transit time?

As far as I know the hospital will send my doctor the results which could be anywhere from a week to 10 days. The doctor that was doing the scan on the end of my small intestine did say my bowel was narrowed at the bend of the small bowel into the colon. They are going to compare last years results with this years to see if it is narrowed more, but my doctor recommended surgery last year so if it is, then surgery will be likely.



Nanners
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   Posted 5/8/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending good wishes that the stricture has not narrowed anymore. I have never had to do a prep before a SBFT before, hmmm.....
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dorri
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   Posted 5/8/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Nanners are you saying that you didn't require a prep because the doctor didn't want it or you didn't need one because everything goes through you so quickly?

As long as I had these follow thru's and it's been several they always said I need to clean myself out?hmmm...



Becky77
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   Posted 5/8/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I've worked as an xray tech for over 7 years (in a couple different hospitals) and we NEVER had patients prep for a SBFT. I've just had to not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to the test. Within that time, food is out of your small intestines and in your large, so it doesn't interfere with the test. It makes me wonder why they have you prep.

Aside from that thought...40 minutes isn't that fast a time for barium to reach the end of your small intestines....I had a patient once who literally within 10 minutes had barium reach her rectum...now that's fast!! The average time for a SBFT is 45-60 minutes. You have to remember that your body doesn't use barium like food, so it just runs through, and doesn't take time to break down or anything.

I'm guessing that you didn't hear from your GI yet with the results??
Becky

32 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
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!


Nanners
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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
NEVER done a prep for a SBFT. And I have the stricturing type of Crohns and always have suffered with more C than D.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dorri
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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Canada and always had to prep, but this is something I'm going to bring up to my GI. Why, and you are absolutely right because the food should be out of the small intestine by then but maybe they want to doubly clean you out in case of blockages or something? We are allowed a low residue diet the day before and at 5 pm have to take our laxative..maybe it's because we are allowed to eat the day before the series? I will ask the Dr.

No, I haven't heard anything yet and probably won't for a while..

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