I've had so many colonoscopies over the years I've lost count! One thing that has improved (just had one a month ago) is the anesthetic. I used to get so sick from the Demerol and I don't remember the name of the new stuff, but the anesthesiologist said since they started using this instead that no one gets sick. Other than the gas and diagnosis that I was having a flare, I felt great after.
Diagnosed with LS UC 1984, suffered for 16 years, high doses Pred and eased off to Azulfidine; remission for 9 years, just flared recently. Asacol 3, 3x day; 20 ml. Pred.. Heading into remission again with addition of: prayer, deep breathing, walks on the beach and: 4-1000 mg.garlic twice daily; 2 zyflamend twice daily, SuperFoods RX multi-whole food vita twice daily, SuperFoods RX Omega 3; 3 Asacol 3 x day with 3 Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic; Metamucil morning and night - no dairy, hardly any coffee, lots of water and green tea. Was using L-Glutamine but read that it can aggravate?