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   Posted 5/17/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
So I've been surviving on immodium until my doc can finish tests and get me on humira. I had the sm bowel series on Friday and have the colonscopy on Tuesday--do the clean out on Monday. So I can't take any more immodium right? It's just 3 days of RUNNING to the bathroom until the colonscopy prep is over? Gotta get rid of the barium and then clean out.

I just feel like there's no substanance in me at all. Everything comes right back out.

I did stop taking iron pills. Anyone know if I can still have an ensure? Sorry to be such a bug. So much going on with work---trying to stay afloat and still deal with all of this as we all are. sigh.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa

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   Posted 5/18/2008 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
You might like to check with your doctor about the Ensure. I use something similar (enteral feed) and was told that *one* serving on the day before doing the prep would be ok, just not many servings. However, that was what they told me, and it may not be applicable to you.

I've no definitive answers for you on the Imodium, but I'm guessing that you shouldn't take any more of it until after the c'scopy. If you're anything like me it *hurts* to have the prep inside you, and the sooner you can get it out the better.

Best wishes,

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