My mom came with me so the doc talked to her but she said that everything looked normal to him.... I was happy to hear that but in a way surprised given the longevity of these symptoms and the fact that I can have a normal bowel movement only when I am on prednisone. He did take biopsies and prescribed Pamine Forte twice daily for spasms (I didn't know I was having spasms)... Is it possible to have a normal looking colonoscopy but have something different with the biopsies? Should I still go through with the SMFT? It seems strange that this would respond to steroids but not be an inflammatory condition. There went thousands of bucks I didn't have that will have to pay back to be no where... He never said anything about the anal fistula either... said he wouldn't be able to talk to me until a later date but did tell my mom everything looked fine.... so I guess he is figuring IBS? unless the biopsies come back different. I
On a better note: They used dermerol, versed and valium as the sedation... i don't remember the upper GI part at all... the lower I was a bit more alert for but still not a big deal... In and out of there in a very short time and no real side effects either. Went to my son's fall party right after the procedure too.... but if I were to lay down I would be out like a light.
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 25mg wkly, Arava 20mg, Rituxan infusion, Folic Acid, Fish Oils, Advil, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.