Posted 8/17/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -8)
So I had my second colonoscopy today (my first was in March of this year). My doctor found ulcers this time, as well as what was there before, and said it was pretty red and inflamed. He's having me stop the Entocort and stay on the Pentasa... but I have to start using Prednisone. Then I need to talk with him about using Humira or Remicade. I don't really know much about those two medications, and I have searched on here a little bit about it. But if you guys could give me any personal experiences that would be great. I don't know if it matters too what age you are when you start using all this stuff, since I'm only 23.
I've officially finished my first week of law school.. well we really only had two days of class this week. It was interesting since I was doing my prep last night for the colonoscopy and trying to read for my Civil Procedure class at the same time. I'm just lucky I didn't have to run out of class to the bathroom at all.. and I even did ok when called on (they do the dang socratic method.. I just knew it would be today I was called on).
I'm still pretty gassy after the procedure (and have the weird rumbly tummy stuff going on...), and as gross as it sounds.. I'm not sure if all the prep solution is out yet. Been having little spurts.. I guess it's not unexpected since I had to drink one of the full gallons. It took me three hours! I don't remember it taking that long last time.
So that's about it for now. Start the prednisone tomorrow and set up an appointment with my doctor. He wants me to get bloodwork done next week and still thinks I might need to get the actual capsule endoscopy done. He's worried that if I'm getting these ulcers in what he can see from the colonoscopy, that it might be the same or worse where the patency capsule is getting stuck. So that might be my fun plan for winter break.
Thank you again for all your help. Without this forum I don't know if I would have called my doctor's office again last weekend. Now I really have the ball rolling and am trying to get this all figured out. Again, if you could give me any advice or anything you know about Prednisone, Humira, and Remicade.. I would really really appreciate it.