Why are my symptoms worse ever since my colonoscopy?

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   Posted 9/15/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed about 2 months ago and have spent the last 6 months with some burning, slight bloating and small discomforts while exploring everything from GERD to depression as the cause of my symptoms. Almost immediately after my colonoscopy/endoscopy, my symptoms have gotten much worse. Can this be because they were in there with the scope? I mean, if my guts are sensitive could this possibly have made this worse? They took several biopsies as well.
Also, I took Prednisone for 6 days (I ended up having reaction to it - couldn't breathe) and got off it. The symptoms took an upward turn after that as well.
I know it could just be the disease progressing but really, after so many months with really mild symptoms, it seems so suspicious that my pains and spasms are so much worse now within about 6 weeks.
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)

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   Posted 9/15/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard of people getting perforations due to a colonoscopy but I would thing you would be much more ill if not worse than that since it was that long ago. I would call your GI in the am or go to the ER today if it gets too bad.
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   Posted 9/15/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Have you talked to your GI about this perhaps the imflamation is causing you more symnptoms or you are upset over your new DX stress can cause flare ups. Not sure what it is but hopefully your GI will be able to help you with that. Best Wishes .lol gail

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   Posted 9/15/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I think its coincidence but I DO think uyou should talk to ur GI about ur symptoms...normally if a colon is too inflamed, they wont go past a certain point to avoid perferation and such

GL let us know what happens...sorry im not much help

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Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently being treated with 4000mg of Pentasa daily, 60mg solumedrol, and Remicade.

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   Posted 9/15/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
3 ot of 4 GI's and one colon and rectom surgeon that I've seen over my 16 yrs have said that sometimes getting scoped can bring on a flare...which is why my colon and rectom surgeon did NOT want me to get scoped while I was 8 months pregnant, as he feared it would make my flare worse and risk putting me into premature labour as well.

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   Posted 9/15/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I always feel worse after a scope . Think its because of the prep. The clean out is worse than the scope. Watch out for fever, as that may mean something bad is wrong.
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