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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 8/7/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone...just wanted to let you all know i had my colonoscopy yesterday afternoon!!! i was very scared and started to cry haha..but i was fine..i was just freeked out about being put under! and plus i hadn't eaten since monday night and it was wednesday after 3 by the time they started! So anyways, we thought it would be UC, but it's mild to moderate chrons (I'm still not sure how different they are from each other though!). Its all over in my large intestine and some parts in my small intestine. Im on predinisone 40mg/1day for 2 weeks and then im gonna wean off of it and should be completely done with it in about 5 to 6 weeks. Does anyone think I'll have some major side effects in that short period of time?? My brother was on it for 2 months and didnt even gain any weight, so i was just wondering! on asecol...3 pills 3 times a day, and those suppositories...i forget the name haha..and thats it for now! the doc said once im off the prednisone he never wants to put me on it again and actually wants me to get this IV thing, i forget the name of it too haha, I think it starts with an "R." I would get it like every couple of months, so thats good! Anyway, thank god im gonna get help and i hope to god i feel better! I'm thinking im gonna start chating over on the chron's disease forum, just because, well that's what i have now! but i want to thank everyone for being so supporting and I wish the best of luck to everyone!!!!

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30999
   Posted 8/7/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
wow....serious diagnosis, but there seems to come some comfort in having confirmation albeit what no one wants.

I hope the pred helps your symptoms and that Remicade brings you relief over the long-term.

Best to you...

*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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