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   Posted 3/10/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
So after being in remission for over 2 years and going back into a flare that has lasted for the last month, thing have suddenly gotten better, but will guaranteed to be worse again by friday.
Through a combination of drinking 3.5L of water a day, eating a fairly clean "Crohns Diet" (BRAT diet a few extras added to it to take care of the lack of nutrition on it) and getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night as opposed to the 5-6 hours i was pushing myself on for the last two months, and loading up on Vit D, i have suddenly become regular! The last two days i have had one perfectly formed BM per day and had only a few cramps from gas, which is usually the first thing that arrives when i am about to flare, and the last thing to go away upon healing and going into remission. Anyways, this is of course good news, except for one thing, on friday i have to prep for a colonscopy, meaning my internals are going to hate me once i start popping those diuretics. Last time i got a scope, while being in remission already for a year, it took almost 2 weeks for my body to settle down from it! I just find great irony in the fact things are calming down and now i have to ruin it all for tests LOL

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   Posted 3/10/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL that is typical! But good that you've been feeling better, hopefully after you've had your procedure if you go back to that it will continue to help.

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   Posted 3/10/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got my colonoscopy/endoscopy and I thought I'd bounce right back the next day (lol) but I was sooo tired yesterday. Now today, my back hurts and I feel "weak", so going for a 3-mile walk is out of the question.
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   Posted 3/10/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Peaceandhappiness said...
I just got my colonoscopy/endoscopy and I thought I'd bounce right back the next day (lol) but I was sooo tired yesterday. Now today, my back hurts and I feel "weak", so going for a 3-mile walk is out of the question.

My new GI says i should be fine by the end of the weekend, and i should be able to eat normally after the procedure...we will find out! LOL
I just ate my last meal, clear liquids day tomorrow, ugh, i hate clear liquids day, i get so HUNGRYYYYYY, and then tomorrow night its time to load up on the good ol Pico-Salax!!! Yay!! i cant contain the excitement!!!

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   Posted 3/11/2010 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Funny you should mention your back being sore Peaceandhappiness, I had a sigmoidoscopy on monday and since then my back has been sore, I suffered or still suffer from sacroilitis in the lower back and since the scope it seems to have come back with avengence! I dont know if this is just coincidence as now I have tapered down to 5mg Pred , and I also feel like my flare is starting up again, or should I say, I know it is, as the past 2 nights I have had to get up a few times in the night to go to the toilet, which I dont usually. But not sure if it is the scope that has irritated things or not!
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   Posted 3/11/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Darryl....right there with you. I just had a scope last Friday. I was feeling great when the doc scheduled it and was felling lousy by the time the scope came though. I have to say this has been my slowest come back after the scope...usually I do eat the next day and everything is just as normal as ever. It's almost a week now and everything is still whacked out. I blame that I think the new GI took more biopsies than I have ever had and that is what is causing the long bounce back time.

Hoping you have an easy liquid day and great scope results!
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....

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   Posted 3/11/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wrapping up the work day now (3:30pm ET)....last meal of course was like 6:00pm last night, so definitly hungry, downed 2 litres of lemon-lime gatorade today though so at least the sugar is keeping me going. The hunger isnt as bad as it was this morning, body is getitng used to it.
I have never actually taken Pico-Salax, usually was given that fleet stuff in the little bottles that you mix with liquids, so this will be a first for me on this stuff.
Of course, as a side note, today, one regular, healthy-person BM, three days in a row....all going to waste tomorrow, LOL

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