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LMills
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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the ER about three weeks ago due to relentless diarrhea, dehydration, and horrible abdominal cramps. The ER doctor only came to see me twice. Once for obgyn tests and the other to tell me my blood tests came back positive for anemia. He sent a nurse to me with papers printed out from wikipedia for a low-fiber diet and said I mostly likely had IBS. He prescribed bentyl which I took for one day before I couldn't breathe and I started having hallucinations. After researching IBS and seeing that it is often diagnosed for other things, I strongly believe this is not what I have.

My mother did some research and thought perhaps I had celiac disease instead. I tried the gluten-free diet which helped for about a week I believe because that diet is easy on the stomach, but now my symptoms have worsened exponentially.

My bms have increased to about seven times a day, there is always a substantial blood in them, I have stomach cramps that are so bad all I can do is lie down, the loss of blood and exacerbated anemia has led to headaches(so I think), I can only stay awake from 5-7 hours a day, and I cannot engage in any real activity. I attempted carrying a game board up some stairs, but it was so heavy and the act of walking up the stairs forced me to lie down and do some heavy breathing. The pain and the effect on my quality of life in general sometimes just leaves me in tears.

I've made an appointment, but it is not for another two weeks and then some. I'm worried about how long I can continue with this constant diarrhea and consequential fluid and blood loss. I feel helpless because I will have no choice but to look for a job soon and I have finals to study for. I try and engage in normal activities by my day is normally limited to eating very little, bms, and sleeping from the pain and lack of energy. I'm worried about my health...I've never felt this horrible in my life and I've had some pretty severe illnesses.

What I want to know is when you thought you might have a problem , how long did you wait before you went to see a doctor? Also, is my case very serious or is this normal for a UC flareup? I don't know if I need to try and make an earlier appointment or simply wait it out and hope time and rest will alleviate the symptoms.

Please, please, PLEASE give me some feedback.

jenjim
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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you should definitely try to get in to a Dr (is it a GI Dr you have an appt with?) ASAP. It sounds like you are miserable and maybe that wasn't clear when you spoke to the scheduling person. If there is no one else you can see due to location or insurance maybe they can fit you in sooner, or at least call you if they have a cancellation. I found it helpful to read through many of the other posts (which you probably have) to see what has helped other people. It sounds like the ER Dr may leave something to be desired, they're not perfect, and you really need to get some help. Can you talk to your teachers/professors? Maybe they can extend some times for tests for you or help out in some other way. I'm so sorry to hear how badly you are feeling. Did they do stool tests in the ER to rule out a gut infection? I'd hate to think all you needed (or you could be helped in the meantime and you're not getting it) was some gut-appropriate antibiotics.
I had gradual symptoms starting with inflammation, diarrhea was usually not a problem, but like everyone will tell you, each person is so different. I don't think there is a "normal" flare up across the board. Please do try to rest, I think that always helps. And be persistent in your care, we really have to advocate for ourselves.
If you strongly believe you don't have what the Dr says you have, then keep exploring other Drs and options until you feel better!
One thing I think most people would agree would be a good start is probiotics. I take them and they haven't stopped my current flare, but I know it makes sense for what's happening in my gut to be on them.
Good luck.
I hope this helps.
Let us know how you are.
jenjim
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julee70
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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think you should wait to see a doctor if you are anemic, having bloody stool, and possibly dehydrated. That is not something that should go untreated for a couple of a weeks.

Your ER experience sounds like it was fairly pointless. You need to see a good GI doctor asap. If you don't know of one, ask your general doctor (or any doctor you go to) for a recommendation.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)
5ASA drugs don't work for me. Canasa seems to make me worse.
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy


jujub
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   Posted 4/26/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Call the doctor's office back and see if they can get you in sooner. If that isn't possible, you need to see your primary care doctor in the interim. He should be able to at least give you something to relieve your dehydration and discomfort.
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.
 
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princesscolon
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   Posted 4/27/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
First of all, sorry you're going through that! Second, I would find any doctor I could (maybe a family doctor?) and see them and tell them what's going on, and maybe they can get you in with a GI right away. If you get any worse, I would go to a different hospital. Also, your flare sounds like a "normal" bad flare. If you have any other questions, just ask.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08


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   Posted 4/27/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to Healingwell :) I'm so sorry that you are in a bad place at the moment. Good advice so far but I just wanted to add a few things. First, make sure you are drinking enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Sports drinks are good for the electrolytes but sometimes the sugar in them can aggravate your colon so if you drink those, do so with care. Second, if you are taking Nsaids for your pain such as Advil, Aleve, or Motrin - stop ASAP. This can increase your bleeding. Try to stay with Tylonel. Tylonel is completely safe for us as long as you don't have any liver diseases. If you get to a point in which you are too weak to stand or raise your arms, become dizzy or confused - get back to the ER pronto. This is a sign of a serious anemia and/or dehydration problem. If it comes down to that, be sure to mention the blood in your stool.
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Pooie1981
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   Posted 4/27/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry so hear about your discomfort !! Like everyone else has mentioned, you should certainly try to see a Doctor quicker. Or maybe even return to the ER and tell them you are not doing any better. I had to go to the ER in March with severe abdominal pains... although I told them I have Colitis.. they insisted that I only needed some Tylenol for the pain and then insisted that I go for a brisk walk to relieve the gas I was filled with. Yeah.. I couldn't walk at all because of the pain let alone go for a BRISK one. In any case.. I made an appt with my Family Doctor who told me I am having a colitis related flare and he has been trying me on different medications to try to comfort me until I can get in to see the specialist <June>. Sometimes the ER ppl just don't understand and will give you something just to make you go away....

Good luck. :O)
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LMills
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   Posted 4/27/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to thank all of you for the wonderful advice!! It's difficult to go through this without people who don't understand so it's been very comforting to hear what all of you have to say. I will definitely call the doctor's office on Monday to try and get a sooner appointment or else I'll try and see another GI that will admit me sooner. It doesn't seem right to make people wait when they say specifically that they need more testing and care done for something like UC..

Normally I might try and and reschedule the exams for a few days later, but by law if there isn't two weeks notice the teachers have the right to refuse this request, and in my teachers' cases, without any official document, they aren't inclined. I'll do my best and get plenty of rest as suggested though. It helped a lot yesterday.

But, thank you all again seriously...Your words have helped extremely.

disco
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   Posted 4/27/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
they gave you medical advice for wikipedia? that's kind of scary in itself.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort
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MisKay
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   Posted 4/27/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had similar symptoms (I have UC) it turned out to be an intestinal infection. Go to a GI, make sure they test your poop (yes its gross to collect) but its worth it if they can diagnose what is going on and treat you.

Yafit
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   Posted 4/27/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My son started with probiotic, it seems safe, watery stool, some blood in the stool, all symptoms the same but the situation does not get better drastically, i guess it takes time.

Sara14
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   Posted 4/27/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot believe they printed off medical advice from Wikipedia and handed it to you. That is ridiculous. Did they know you were bleeding and still said you had IBS? Whoever that doctor is, they should have their license taken away. They should do a stool sample to rule out parasites and infections like e. coli, salmonella, c. difficile, etc., then do a colonoscopy before giving you a diagnosis of UC. They can also do a simple blood test to check for celiac disease, if you think that may be what you have.

Your symptoms (horrible abdominal pain, relentless diarrhea and losing lots of blood, although I couldn't sleep much at all because I was up having a BM every 20 minutes) sound like mine when I first got UC and before I was put on medication. I agree that you should call your primary doctor tomorrow and tell him or her what's going on. You need to be seen sooner than in a few weeks. Hope you find some relief soon.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


LMills
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   Posted 4/27/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, I was not impressed when I was handed a sheet from a website that can't always be called reliable. Or really from a website in general. He did take stool samples and blood tests, also a CT scan(what an odd feeling from the IV...), but simply told me I had IBS and to take bentyl. What really bothers me though is that I have had a hiatal hernia before, and it is also in my family history. I told him this BEFORE he prescribed the bentyl but I researched the medication and many places explicitly stated not to take this medication if you have had a hiatal hernia. It seems that that visit to the ER was a waste, but it at least led me to do more research on what I might have.
No one ever even mentioned the possibility of celiac disease, but after that trip I'm not so surprised...
I understand the ER is a very busy place and many people had it much much worse than I did, but it has to be saying something when the nurses ask more questions and outperform the doctors. Funny thing is, even though the nurses had all of the information and told the doctor, he didn't seem to listen. He simply asked them again and didn't listen to me either. Hence the respiratory problems and hallucinations.

But I would like to know when it is considered a severe attack and if I've waited too long already to allow the symptoms to come to this? I know one of you said it was normal(made me feel much better) but is it common to wait long enough to experience normal?

jujub
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   Posted 4/27/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Your level of flare isn't uncommon for UC patients. Sometimes we can get to that level overnight, then we have to choose whether to go to the ER right away or wait a day or so to see our GI docs. You're probably having to wait a little longer because you're a new patient; most doctors only see a limited number of new patients each week because they need longer appointments. It's also not uncommon for us to be anemic during a flare.

Since you haven't been diagnosed yet, the best advice I can give you is to get a good probiotic and take it regularly. You can get Culturelle at any drugstore, and health stores carry many varieties. No matter what is going on, that can only help your colon health.
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.
 
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The information I share on this forum is based only on my own experience and study. It is important to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


Old Hat
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   Posted 4/27/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you had a bad ER experience-- sometimes a patient just gets seen by a resident there, not an experienced doctor. I agree with Sara14's comments entirely. Also, it seems that taking a reliable vitamin/mineral supplement daily is more important right now for you than probiotics, since you're losing iron & likely potassium, too, etc. I had a lot of bleeding prior to diagnosis, but managed not to sink into anemia; the gastro who diagnosed me said it was because I kept replacing the nutrients lost from D. Try to keep yourself hydrated; try the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) diet to calm the D as much as possible. Let us know how you're doing as time/strength permit. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

julee70
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   Posted 4/27/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're getting so much good advice!

It sounds like you are worried that you let it go too long, but I would not worry about that. Sometimes UC seems to go into high gear pretty fast. It's common for me to be totally fine and then if I ignore the first symptoms of a flare, I can be nearly as bad as you've been in a week. I hope you are not blaming yourself for being sick or letting it go. I really don't think that anyone expects things to get bad quickly. Hey, it's good to be optimistic! Once you know what you have and how to treat it, you'll be better-prepared to get your symptoms treated at the very beginning.

Hang in. I hope you are able to continue resting. I think that many of us find that 9 or 10 hours of sleep a night is really helpful! But you'll need some meds to get this under control so I hope you can get a Dr appointment soon! :)
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)
5ASA drugs don't work for me. Canasa seems to make me worse.
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy


Sara14
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   Posted 4/27/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Lmills - I agree with Old Hat that you might want to try the BRAT diet and take a good multivitamin. I take children's chewable vitamins because I read once that they were easier to digest, but I don't know if that's true or not. I like them better than swallowing another pill, either way.

When I first got symptoms (they were mild at first, then got worse and worse over a period of about a month), my insurance from my new job hadn't kicked in yet, so I waited a couple weeks. Then, the pain became so bad that I went to a free clinic in town (I didn't know about it before). They told me it was just an anal fissure. I got progressibely sicker and went to a regular clinic even though my insurance hadn't yet kicked in. They again told me it was just a fissure and the stomach flu. A few days later, I was even sicker, so I went to another doctor. She actually listened to me and began the process of running all the tests, including the CT scan (yes, the IV fluid does feel weird going in!). On my CT scan, they saw inflammation throughout the colon, so I then got a colonoscopy, which showed UC.

As for your question regarding severity, here is a link that explains what symptoms are considered severe. Scroll down to the "symptoms" section: http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=digestiv/10728
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Beth75
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   Posted 4/28/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
call your Doc and tell them how much blood you are losing and that you need to come in asap.

before my dx, I was told it was from eating Wow chips (remember that whole Olestra thing...) anyhow, my Mom had UC so I just knew that's what I had.

I kept on getting sicker and sicker just like you. Then I was losing toilet bowls full of blood and when they told me I had to wait 3 mos to see a GI, I was like, listen I am losing toilet bowls full of blood I don't know if I will be alive in 3 months, they got me in the next morning.

I was just like you, I was so tired I could barely do anything due to blood loss and being in a full on flare.

Then they put me on rowasa enemas and sulfasalazine and in a few days I started to get better.

Hope you are dx'd soon and able to start treatment.

My advice, research your dx, be strong, take your meds unless they make you sick and always call your GI if you feel you are going into a flare.

All my best,
Beth
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 10mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 20mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


trumpington
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   Posted 4/28/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I recall the pre-diagnosis period being incredibly frustrating. I made an appointment with my GP at the stage when I had some blood: maybe only a teaspoon or two, but obviously there. By the time I saw the GP a few days later, there was more blood and the start of some serious diarrhea. At the doctor's office I got a finger up the bum, a confirmation that yes, there was blood and a referral to a GI specialist (who, when I made an appointment, was unavailable for over a month). I also got a little take-home test kit which I was supposed to use.

When I got home, I discovered that the test kit was to determine if I had blood in the stool, and that I was supposed, on three consecutive days, to collect a sample from the middle of a bowel movement. The test kit recommended defecating on a piece of paper in order to be able to find where the middle was. Meanwhile, my symptoms were becoming very quickly worse and I was getting increasingly panicky. Anyhow, by day three, my "stool" was basically just blood and mucous, and I remember squatting in the bathroom over a newspaper covered with a large red pool, thinking to myself, "Hmm, I wonder where the middle is...", before realising how totally absurd that was and starting to giggle uncontrollably. So I smeared the sample collector and sent it back to the doctor's office. It got even more ridiculous a couple of days later when I got a phone call informing me that I did indeed have blood in my stool. At that point I concluded that the system wasn't really working to my benefit. So I called up the GI office, explained that I probably wouldn't live for the month they wanted me to wait, and got myself in to see the GI that afternoon. Speaking with a doctor who knew what was happening and had some idea what possible therapies might be was a huge relief, at least psychologically.

Anyhow, I learned two things, both of which have been reinforced by lurking here for a couple of years:

1. A typical doctor (GP or ER) probably won't really know much about UC, and will underestimate the severity of the disease.

2. It helps to be forceful, albeit polite, when dealing with doctors and their office staff. Make sure you get what you want: they are there to help you.

Good luck!

Craig

LMills
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Update!!

I went in for an obgyn appointment today not expecting terribly much, but they had me fill in medical symptoms/problems/etc. and the obgyn doctor was EXTREMELY helpful. He gave me iron for my anemia for one. While the other doctor told me I was mildly anemic this one informed that it was an extreme case(9.4 instead of the norm which is supposed to be in the 30's). Then he told me he would ask the GI department if they could get me in sooner and I now have an appointment for 11:00 tomorrow. I've never been more pleased with a doctor. It wasn't even his department but he still went through all of the effort to help me out. I hope others will have this fortune as well.

Sara14
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great to hear! Let us know how your GI appt. goes tomorrow.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


LMills
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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I went in today, and the doctor told me there is also a possibility of crohn's disease. They said they're doing a colonoscopy and endoscopy while using demerol and versed. Ive read reviews about how this may not work sometimes and that many people remember the procedure as really painful. Honestly, I'm scared because I've had trouble waking up sometimes, because people say this procedure can be extremely painful, and because I still have no idea what they're going to say that I have...
Has anyone here been through this procedure and which IV sedations did they put you on?? Can you remember if you felt anything?? A tad bit worried..

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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
the woman in the bed next to me at the hospital when I had my colonoscopy a few weeks ago had what you are having done and she went in 1/2 hour before me I think and we left at the same time and she was talking and everything. sorry that's all I can add. I had demerol in 2005 and it was hard to wake up from.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


munchkindd
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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a colonoscopy last year with demerol and versed. One of the best colonoscopies I've had.(and I've been having conoloscopies for the past 27 years) I have previously woken up and had tremendous pain during the procedure, but not with the demerol and versed. I've heard the same from others also. This combo of drugs works very well. Good Luck, I'm sure you will be fine with this............
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............


jujub
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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Colonoscopies are uncomfortable, but not severely painful for most people. Some of our members forgo medication and remain awake during the scope. You can hear stories about side effects and adverse effects from any medication. People not responding to the medication is not common, and because it's given through the IV, they can give you a little more if you're experiencing discomfort. Giving the Versed means they can give you less Demerol. I usually wake up quickly. I'm a little sleepy for the rest of the day, but other than that I'm fine.

You will need to have someone drive you to the appointment because you aren't supposed to drive for at least 24 hours after the sedation.
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.
 
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The information I share on this forum is based only on my own experience and study. It is important to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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