well, now that I have pancolitis and have had UC for 8 years I have to go yearly now.
I forget which one my GI said was why I had to go yearly???
my understanding (could be wrong) that you have colonoscopies every 5 years (or if you have a bad flare earlier) up to 10 years (so you go two times in 10 yrs) then you go every two years after that.
Uuugh, the worst part for me is the prep, I hate that, I get so nauseated and hurl!! I think I like the phosfo soda the best (the least amt to drink) I am going to see if I can do that for my next one. The miralax stuff made me barf!
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.