Colonoscopy Wens- Been participating in health risk activities

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   Posted 8/20/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys I am starting to wonder if I will have any complications during my scop on wens (also getting an endoscoy) for the past week been going hard with the college parties each night and doing the stuff. Please dont say I will have problems just to scare me from doing this stuff, I know its bad (even though it doesnt really affect my crohns) and I am going to take it easy for a while but the scope is on wens so do you guys think I will be ok during it? I am being complelty put to sleep for the procedure.
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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it will have any effect on your scope. If anything, it might just be harder on your Crohns. I think the alchohol would be harder on your gut than the other. JMHO!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea to be honest but you should probably give them a heads up about the stuff. Different drugs can effect your ability to be sedated.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Stuff doesnt matter, but alcohol does a number on anyone the next day. But just dont drink tonight and tomorrow--you'll be fine.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with what our other members have said, not knowing what the complete medical history and not having you in front of me, I have to say just talk to your doc. Because both things can affect blood pressure and pulse and therefore might cause problems, but they both leave the body system fairly quickly. The prep will cause dehydration. Please just be upfront with your doc about both subjects and call him today about it because I don't want you to get charged for it if the doctor does cancel it because of these issues.

On a more personal note John I know things are bad right now for you, but perhaps doing the activities that you are doing are digging you a deeper hole.  I just don't want to see you crash and burn.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told not to drink for one week prior to my scope. Might want to stop now and tell the doc for sure.


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)

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   Posted 8/20/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Tell your doctor everything, even if it is illegal substances. You don't know how anything remaining in your system will interact with the anesthesia meds. I saw a patient who suffered cardiac arrest while in surgery that  may have been caused by using street drugs the week before. This patient lived but his brain went so long without oxygen that he was severely brain injured. Don't take a chance on your life. 


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   Posted 8/20/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Fitzy and Zazucat. Tell the doctor! Here's why:

I took one - that's ONE - Percocet the day of my prep because of severe headache while at work. I had not been taking them habitually.

The doctor had to give me 4 Verseds and I was still awake - fighting him! It was a very painful experience for both of us. They were about to put me under entirely when he finally made it to the end. He hadn't been able to work it through due to my writhing.

I later recalled the Percocet and felt very foolish. I also thought they should warn you about this on the prep sheet. He said that was surely what did it - there were still opioid receptors taken up by the Percocet. I had had a endoscopy a few weeks prior and 1 Versed had put me out.

Good luck...
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Currently taking Entocort 6 mg/day (tapering down), Asacol, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Gastritis is back - constant, gnawing hunger. Yech.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   


I believe that you must tell the Doctor what you have been taking and how much or as others have said, you may suffer serious consequences.

You have been given some up front honest answers, please take them to heart. :)


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