bowel transit...I thought this one would be an EASY test

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yogaprof
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   Posted Yesterday 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I finished my three days of capsules of washers for my bowel transit test yesterday and had my first xray today. I saw the screen and lots of little circles in the area above my belly button, where I have pain. I go back friday for the next one. so I thought this was an easy test, but since I can't take glycolax...all I gotta say is ow. things are moving, kinda, but not comfortably. I am in lots of pain, popping vicadin, and hoping that they are either all gone on friday, or still there in such an obvious way that the docs decide what the hell is wrong with me.
going on TWO years with pain every day and no answers; I am patient woman but I might lose it soon. yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil and vicidin as needed.


katydid1994
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   Posted Yesterday 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
ouch! hugs

Diagnosed with Crohn's August 2006
Age 30
Asthma, Rosacea, Venous Insufficiency, Malabsorption and Excessive Bile production
Questran 1 package per day
Colocort Enema 2 per day
Metamucil
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dustspeck
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   Posted Yesterday 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
i have never heard of this test, doesn't sound too pleasant :/ sorry to hear you have to go through with it but maybe they will have some answers for you. that would be nice!

take care and hang in there! *hugs*
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
10mgs prednisone (getting there!), 50mgs 6mp, 4000mg pentasa, vicodin for pain & a boat load of other drugs for sleep and anxiety!


FitzyK23
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   Posted Yesterday 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Yoga! I hope they findout what is wrong!! Did you get the docs ok to take the pain pills? They can slow things down too. I know you want to not be in pain but you don't want to screw up the test either. Make sure they know you are on it.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Zanne
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   Posted Yesterday 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of transit test? I had one last year, but it sounds much different. I had to eat radioactive eggs and then have pictures taken every few minutes for what seemed like forever until they had passed. I did get to watch which was cool, similiar sounding pictures though. Little dots moving around, floating and eventually much fewer. I do hope they can finally give you some answers. At least it sounds like they haven't given up and are still looking and bringing out every test possible.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


yogaprof
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   Posted Yesterday 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
to answer your questions, my pain is upper right, hurts to breath, move, etc. it feels like broken glass rubbing around in there.
for the test, I took capsules, one a day for three days that have little rings in them. then I go in every 3rd day for an xray to see where they pool up or stick.
they didn't seem to care about the pain pills, but I know they don't help.
I'll keep ya posted, yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil and vicidin as needed.


Sarita
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   Posted Yesterday 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Man, that sounds bizarre, I've never seen one of those tests before...I wish I could be more helpful, but this is a new one for me. I'm sorry you are hurting. Those pain pills are a double-edged sword for sure. Poor chica! Do you have to go back and forth to work for these appointments? Sounds like a real pain in the arse (literally and figuratively)...
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Glad Bag
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   Posted Yesterday 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
not fair that someone as sweet as you are deals with such misery!

boo-hoo!

I hope you make it through the test soon and it stops hurting, and that they learn something from it. :0)
"All we need is love....love is all we need"


yogaprof
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   Posted Yesterday 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
it isn't too far to have the xrays and it is only every 3 days, so not too bad. thank you for your kind notes--I do love this place.
I can hardly breath tonight and feel awful. time to watch a crazy, violent movie, my fave way to waste time!
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil and vicidin as needed.


malakai
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   Posted Today 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry to hear that you are in pain.... hopefully they will find something out to make this uncomfortableness worth it.

Take Care


Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
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