Hi JavaJay :)
I just did the pill cam about a month ago.. It was the easiest test I've ever done! All I had to do was quit eating solid food at noon the day before, and stay on a liquid diet until 2 hours after swallowing the pill the next morning. I could have jello which was nice and anything clear, like broth, juice etc. It's about the size of a large multi-vitamin, but I'd say i'ts about twice the diameter. I was suprised how easy it went down and I poo'd it out less than 12 hours later. What's weird is that it's already taking pictures and blinking as you put it in your mouth... lol... You wear this big belt thing that has a little computer in it, and the pill transmits the signal to the computer which stores the pictures for your doctor to look at.. I had to wear it for 8 hours. I took the pill at 8am and pooped it out 11 hours later.. lol.. I must have a fast motility rate.. lol..
The only bummer about the pill cam was that I had to do a small bowel follow through test first to rule out any blockages... That test wasn't fun, but once I got down that pancake batter awful tasting barium stuff.. all I had to do was get X-rays every 15 minutes until it reached my Colon... I just held my nose and took a big swig every few minutes until it was all down.. No Nausea, nothing... it just tasted icky.. lol..
If it turns out you don't have any strictures or blockages, I'd definately do this test.. it's EASY PEASY... :)
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005, Testing for Crohn's 3/10
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Entocort 9mg daily, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep.. http://www.myspace.com/77016897