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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I have had crohns disease for 4 years now. I was diagnosed with a dirty test. I am extremely allergic to anything sulphur based and tried every solution I know for a coloncoscopy. Does anybody know of any other way for me to have my crohns checked or if any one else has the same problem? I am only on mesasal 8 tablets a day plus I get remedial massage once a month. Preds are taken once in a blue moon. Any info appreciated.
Thank you

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Whats a dirty test? You might ask about a CT Enterography. This is the newest test out there and it shows quite a bit. Hope that helps.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 2/11/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy next week and the normal prep always makes me sick. My doc prescribed MediPrep for me this time. I haven't picked it up from the pharmacy yet, so I don't know what the ingredients are.. just a suggestion if you want to look into it.

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Maning I wasn't completly cleaned out when diagnosed. They could only just find that I had crohns disease. My sister has had crohns for 22 years, much worse than me. I have been lucky enough to have no surgery, one fistula only.
I will do some research into CT Enterography. Thank you

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/11/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats the easy part, prep still won't stay down, puts me in really bad pain and vommiting.
Ill keep searching. Though thank you

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 2/11/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have great difficulty drinking that gallon of carp from the pharmacy.
What I do, is sort of a crash-course starvation diet of only clear liquids. I don't eat anything that could even try to make a formed stool. Liquids, liquids, liquids! I can drink plenty of water, I just can't drink that flavored carp.
I have found I can *barely* (heck, I'm cringing NOW just thinking about it) drink the very small container (2-3oz?) of Fleet Phosphosoda, washing it down with gulps of water. A poor runner-up is the 10oz bottle of Magensium Citrate also followed with plenty of water. I think I was given pills once, too. I think if I had a choice, I would do pills and water. No flavored carp, I just can't choke that stuff down.
Best of luck,
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 2/12/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
My doc has me do an entire bottle of Miralax, the big one, mixed into 64 oz of Gatorade (not the red one!). I also take a couple of dulcolax before I start drinking the Gatorade. I've done that 4 times now with no problems.
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 35f with 2 boys and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 2/12/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I get 8 oz of fleet phospho soda put halve in a 8 oz glass with your choice of beverage. Wait an hour drink the other half the same way. Been doing this for several years. I would like to know how they ever got the name Go Lyte!
                          Happiness is having extra toilet paper!

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/17/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks heaps, I've checked out the phospho soda, anything with the word sulphate rules me out. Im sure there is something out there. I think Ive confused myself!
Thanks again for the info. Good luck to all.
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