Got the results from my capsule!

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brit tuck
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   Posted 9/18/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone. So I had my capsule endoscopy done a couple weeks ago, and I got the call from my doc's wife today to give me the preliminary results. Apparently my doc said he didn't see a lot of inflamation and that there weren't any strictures. I know it's good news, but it's frustrating to me. He thinks the jabbing pains I've been having (two on my right side and one on the left) might be caused by a flare of IBS. He still definitely thinks the main cause of everything though is Crohn's, so he isn't undiagnosing me. He just thinks I have IBS on top of the CD.

I also saw my PCP this morning for a follow up for my costochondritis that I just found out about Thursday night.. with my lovely trip to the ER. I can't go on the normal anti-inflamatories (Advil, Ibuprofen.. ) because of the CD. But the pain pills I had been on which were prescribed by the ER doc were making me sleep like crazy (and this is coming from a B12 deficiency girl). So I just have a lesser version of the same pills. They are still making me a bit loopy so I had to miss class today. My profs seem pretty understanding.. this just happens to be really bad timing though. The funny thing is that my PCP told me that costochondritis used to be called the Devil's Grip.. which I think sounds a whole lot cooler than the name it has now which just reminds me of Costco. My doc is super nice. He actually was joking around that he'd rather have me come in with strep throat since he can treat that. He also clarified my earlier questions about the Vitamin D. I just have to take 800 IUD of Vitamin D a day and get my levels checked in 3 months. He's thinking there might be some absorption problems - like I have with the B12 because of Crohn's.

Anyways, my GI doc is still finishing putting together my report so I still don't know what he has in mind for the treatment. I know I should be happier about this news but it just leaves me more confused. I've just got all sorts of jabbing pains.. and nothing is really seeming to fix any of them. I'm just frustrated. I know I shouldn't be complaining.. I just don't want to be in pain anymore.

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   Posted 9/18/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Glad your results are not leading to a operation. IBS can cause some pain too and I know how that feels but I haven't had any pain in quite awhile I had that for DX 27 years ago. I guess you"ll have to see how things go and best wishes. lol gail

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   Posted 9/18/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glade that you have gotten some answer's and gachrons is IBS will cause pain as well.I know what you mean about the pain meds when I was first put on them they made me really sleepy as well in fact I worked for a day car and I would have to suffer all day untill I got home.

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