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*Jen*
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Are GREAT!!!  My illeum was 100% normal and normal mucosa was found throughout the colon with no evidence of active UC.  I knew I was in remission, but still good to have it in writing.  Now just waiting on the biopsy results.
 
They gave me Meperidine, Medasolam, and Penergan and I am STILL feeling the results 26 hours later..is this normal??  I am still a little dizzy and foggy in the brain and typing is really hard.  Should I call my doc??
Diagnosed: 
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sort of loopy for about 48 hours after my scopes. In fact, the release paper they give you tells you not to make any important decisions for 72 hours because the anesthesia can remain in your system for up to 3 days.
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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Old Hat
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
You go, girl! That's great news so far! Yeah, it's somewhat of a fog the day after sedatives & you got something in addition to Demerol & Versed that I've not had, as far as I know. (Though at last scope gastro gave something that prevented me from speaking for a while-- so I might have had a 3rd substance.) Take it easy & get your fluids up to par. You may be dizzy from depletion of vitamins/minerals such as potassium. Have 4 oz of fruit juice + drink plenty of water, today especially. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Beth75
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually feel fine the next day but everyone is different and they do say not to make important decisions and drive and stuff for x amount of time.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


princesscolon
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay! That is awesome news. Maybe you should take a nap or something.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm


*Jen*
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   Posted 1/18/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha..I bascially slept 16 hours straight, so dont' think I need anymore for a while. I will drink more. They told me not to drive for 24 hours but that was it. Maybe it was the third thing that is making me feel so wacked out. Thanks for the info guys! I won't make any IMPORTANT decisions for a while...haha..I love that one.
Diagnosed: 
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!
 
 


blessteve
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Total Posts : 121
   Posted 1/18/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
eeeeeehhhh aaaaaaaaawww. I love stories of remission and may it be long and prosperous.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
vitamins-veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--probiotic
Antifungus:Caprylicacid, Pau D Arco, Black walnut hull, Oregano oil
Anti inflammatory:fish oil  1/15/08 started Turmeric
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/18/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, *Jen*--- 1 thing you might do (no "big decision" involved, ha!) is to read "Calling Knitty_Cat" post on P. 8-- RE 5-ASA foam we discussed when you were still flaring. Thanks to her we got an address to write to about getting it marketed in the U.S. / Old Hat

jayce
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Total Posts : 382
   Posted 1/18/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
jen, that is great news-i hope you don't mind some questions- when you had your past flares were they bloody d and lots of frequency? were you in remission when you got pregnant and did you take uc med during pregnancy?
i see you tske only asacol now, did you take anything else to get you to this last remission.-thanks in advanc- i'm just trying to work out this puzzle.
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
asacol 2 3x daily-discontinued
colazal 3 3x daily/switched to 4 4x daily
proctofoam 3x daily/1-2xdaily
mesalamine enema 1x daily
canasa suppostiories 3x daily /switched to court supp 1-2x daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily/switched to danon activiea?
chewable vitamin
hydrocortisone enema at bed time


GardenerJames
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   Posted 1/18/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! It's always good to hear that someone is having success!
James
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
1 mg Folic Acid daily
Omega-3 once daily
Eleventh Remicade infusion End of January


Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 356
   Posted 1/18/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! That is wonderful news and I hope it stays in remission for a very long time. Enjoy this time!
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  12/22/07 Ending 2 month flare & heading into remission - no blood, D or other symptoms since 12/22/07 :-)  Keeping fingers crossed!


jujub
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
What great results! I know just how you feel, because my last scope results were the same. Hallelujah!

My doc gives Versed and Fentanyl. I come home, eat a light meal and then usually sleep for most of the day. The next day or sometimes two, I'm groggy and even sillier than usual. I always have mine on Friday so I have three days to recover.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


Bennie
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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Jen, so happy the results came back so good! yeah
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 5 mg prednisone, 2 tabs 6-mp
 
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.


*Jen*
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   Posted 1/19/2008 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I don't know if I am a "typical" UCer, because I have always been blessed with what seems to be relatively minor flares compared to others on this board and I react pretty well to the meds. I took Rowasa enemas for a long time and when I was pregnant I took hydrocortisone ones for 2 weeks to get me back in remission(that was the worst flare I have had, basically really bad bloody D every 20 minutes for a week straight. I was either on the couch or on the toilet...no fun!) When I weaned my daughter I couldn't get back in remission so I tried Asacol and started feeling better within 24 hours, but I was in a pretty minor flare at that point. Everyone reacts differently to the meds.

Thanks for all the kind words guys. It does feel pretty darn good to see it written down on a piece of paper that you are in remission. Now I can start trying to conceive #2 as soon as I get the biospy results. I promised myself I would get my cancer check-up(never had a C-scope before, old sigs) before I tried to conceive #2 in case there were signs of cancer and I needed to treat them. My husband's mom died of cervical cancer because she ignored the signs and didn't go to the doc early enough. I promised him I wouldn't do the same(even though I know it is highly unlikely I have cancer). Sending everyone positive remission vibes. Hang in there guys!!
Diagnosed: 
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!
 
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
happy dance, happy dance, happy dance

Have tons of fun trying for baby #2 ;-)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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quincy
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Total Posts : 30391
   Posted 1/19/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations!!! Make sure you drink enough water.
Note how much of the meds you were given and tell the doc you want them changed so that you don't have the after effects.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/21/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, *Jen*-- since you 1st posted I read that Phenergan can cause dizziness. Blurb said it is used to reduce anxiety before administration of other meds/procedure. So next scope, hide your anxiety! (LOL!) / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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