My worst prep ever, then the easiest scope ever

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/3/2007 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to finally get another scope yesterday.  I had a horrible time with the prep and that has never happened in the many scopes before.  I got extremely bloated and then had the nasty vomiting followed by dry heaves.  I must say that tossing my cookies was a relief comapred to how I felt before.
Then I had to go back and drink the 2nd half of the jusg in the morning.  It was really hard to gag more down.
This is the first time i ever had to take a stool softener during the prep....I think that may be what made me sick.
 
Well, the scope was late in the afternoon (tried to get an am appt, but didn't want to keep putting things off).  Of course everything ran late and I ended up home after 5:30.  My doc took my sedation emesis seriously when I told him---I toss cookies (and cakes, and brownies and every other baked good :-) ) after even the lightest sedation---and he gave me enough phenergan that I was not sick for the VERY first time ever!  I was the most relaxed I have been in over a year.
 
He gave me some pics from the scope to take home.....result  bah humbug I need to either start Imuran or Humira and there is no doubting it now.  Still deciding which way to go, but he'll want an answer in my 4 week appt.
 
I HATE deciding without enough data to really know the RIGHT answer.  Maybe I'll just flip a coin...
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Nanners
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   Posted 10/3/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad the scope went well, sorry to hear the prep was so miserable though. I guess every prep is usually pretty miserable though, huh?? As far as the meds go, maybe you should try starting with the Imuran. It is the lesser of the two meds. I would think I would want to save the big guns (i.e. Humira) for when you might really need it. 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.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks N...I think that is what I have decided. The thing I am weighing now is the side effects of each. You know the lesser of two evils thing.

Now I have to call to schedule an upper GI...ick no matter all the things I found to make drinking that gunk less distasteful, I still dread it.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Ohana
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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

HabsHockeyFan -

Sorry to hear about your awful experience. I just wanted to ask you how long you were on the Pentasa before you had to now move on to something else. I am planning on starting Asacol as soon as my doc decides he wants to get back to me and was just curious how long you were able to hold out on the one med. I know everyone is different but just thought I'd ask.


Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohana...I was on Pentasa since about 1994! I always said I was one of the lucky ones as that was a preety easy way to deal with this DD. I still think that Pentasa would hold me out for more time with maybe a short round of prednisone to get this latest flare into order, BUT doc says it is time to move up and stop considering prednisone.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


gachrons
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am glad your scope expercience was not a bad one. I guess your DR. is telling you that your current meds don't cut it anymore.Hope you and he work something out that will bring the inflam. under control. Best Wishes. lol gail
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