my colonoscopy results- yeah!

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   Posted 7/9/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got back from my colonoscopy. First of all, it hurt a lot! The doc said they didn't give me enough sedation. At first, I didn't want the residents in with me, but didn't say anything. Then, I was glad, because 1 held my hand the whole time!
Anyway, I'm pretty close to REMISSION! Yeah! I only have inflammation in 5 cm of my rectum, so I'm gonna take Canasa twice/day until my GI visit in 2 wks. I swear this is due to the proper dose of Asacol. I wanted so bad to be better for my wedding in August and it looks like I will be! As for the stomach pain, the doc said it's not from UC, maybe IBS? I'm gonna keep a log of when, how long and where until my next visit. Maybe that'll go away as I taper the Asacol to a lower dose, as directed by the doc. For now, I'm still on 4 pills 3 times/day. Like Judy says, "don't mess with what's working!"
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day

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   Posted 7/9/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you am so pleased for you.I think you will be able to enjoy your wedding day and have the beat day of your life good luck i am married to the most wonderful man and have 3 lovely children.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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   Posted 7/9/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome! yeah
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (2nd infusion 06/26/08), 2.4 g Lialda
*exploring the option of surgery

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   Posted 7/9/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Tressa!!! Remember that low in the rectum inflammation can cause stomach discomfort...believe it or do stay on the Canasa for sure. Regarding the might try to lower your dosage by ONE pill a week or every two weeks....don't do it any faster.
Seriously, if you push things while your stress level is so high (I don't know any bride who wouldn't be), you'll be more distressed about having symptoms.

But, if you do decide to lower....maybe do so after your wedding...probably best to wait.

You could ask the doctor for a prescription of dicyclomine 10mg (if you need to, you could double it)..but the 10mg would at least give you some relief of stomach and gut like a dream for me (for the past 19 years).

Be well,
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/9/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Heather. I'll ask when I see her about the dicyclomine. I definately don't want to mess this up. I don't plan to reduce the Asacol until her go- ahead.
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   

That's awesome Tressa!  Congrats!

My doc has told me I'm in a lot of pain during my colonoscopy too (although he gives me ALOT of sedative so I don't remember a thing). He said its likely from IBS as my last test also showed my colon as pretty calmed down.  Levsin seems to help me a bit with the IBS.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on all the great news !!! :) Good luck with the wedding plans and day! I am set for an October wedding.. thank goodness.. will need the extra time b/w now and then to get my strength back..

Asacol had always worked for me.. I would stay with what is working until after the wedding.. good advice quincy !!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 7/9/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray! Now you can concentrate on getting well and being ready for your wedding.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
10mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/9/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! That is great news, I hope you have a wonderful, healthy wedding day.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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