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kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, tomorrow is my colonoscopy - last one in June.  So much fun!!
It is not until noon so I could eat breakfast and now on clear liquids!
Later Dulcolax and then Miralax with Powerade.  I have my straw ready, ice and hope this time it stays down!!
 
Soon time for a nap as I know I won't be sleeping tonight.  I also know the (feeling) the news will be better than June but wish it were better - like remission but not yet!
As a fun note - I always leave a note on my counter for my husband and I to add groceries and stuff we need at Walmart, etc.  I see this morning he put "gas mask" on the list - hee hee!  The Reglan or something has given me more gas lately and not pleasant air either!  The room spray is all ready.
 
ElaineNY

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Beth75
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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hate the prep! I puke and cry!! I hope yours goes better than mine. Last time I came on line here and felt so much better, I though I was not going to be able to go b/c I could not keep that nasty stuff down, but I was.

Slow and steady, you got it!
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07.  Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
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. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 10mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Elaine your a hoot! Love your attitude! I'll think of you today and I will pray your news is good tomorrow!

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Forgot to mention that we are the lucky ones - with UC!!  My husband has lung cancer - no cure - but is in remission.  He has been through radiation, chemo, being very sick and sooooooo tired!  Yes, we are lucky to ONLY have UC.  He obviously has not lost his sense of humor but then again we have been married for 47 years.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 10/27/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Elaine, my one experience with Miralax wasn't the best. Next time I will stretch it out a bit, allowing a little more time between the glasses of liquid. I was sick all night, I think it was because I just took the stuff too fast.

Good luck, and I hope your scope results are good.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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bookworm21
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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Ew, I'm sorry you have to do prep today! I always end up getting nauseous and weak, and it makes me cry.

Let us know how the scope turns out!
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 


*Jen*
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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
What I found that helped me was to have two glasses. One with just a couple of oz. of liquid and then the miralax and then next to it another glass of just my beverage. I would plug my nose and down the "shot size" of the meds and then(with my nose still tightly clamped) chug the second glass like a chaser. I still got the meds down and the fluid down, but the entire glass didn't taste like the nasty stuff. By the time I unclamped my nose I didn't taste the stuff at all. It still cleared me right out(I had the butt burn at the end and that was not fun..ouch!), but I didn't have the gag issues. Hang in there! Prep is NOT fun at all.
Diagnosed: 
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Jen - that sounds good but how would I know how much Miralax to put in the small glass - or did you just guess.  ElaineNY

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Well, took the Dulcolax 4 hours ago and starting drinking my 64 oz. soon.

I mixed with with blue Powerade - hope the doctor sees BLUE!  LOL I tasted it and not bad but going to try that straw AND some ice.  So great for all the advice on here!  I will let you know how it goes! My husband has to drive me to hospital for noon appointment tomorrow and we are due "SNOW" - YIKES!!  Too early (not really here) for that stuff.  Road should be fine mid-day anyway.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
*Jen* said...
What I found that helped me was to have two glasses. One with just a couple of oz. of liquid and then the miralax and then next to it another glass of just my beverage. I would plug my nose and down the "shot size" of the meds and then(with my nose still tightly clamped) chug the second glass like a chaser. I still got the meds down and the fluid down, but the entire glass didn't taste like the nasty stuff. By the time I unclamped my nose I didn't taste the stuff at all. It still cleared me right out(I had the butt burn at the end and that was not fun..ouch!), but I didn't have the gag issues. Hang in there! Prep is NOT fun at all.

Good idea! I'm sure the doc would object, but it seems it should work.
 
Also, as I've mentioned before, I wished I had not mixed the whole thing with the same beverage, because I got sick of it. (My doc suggested mixing it all up beforehand and refrigerating it overnight so it was good and cold -- also a good idea, but...).
 
Propel grape, try it.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I am using Powerade berry - blue!  Tastes pretty good.  Going for my first glass right now - ice and straw.  I am sure I will get very sick of it but I think it will go better than the first time I used Gatorade - yuck!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Ok, my computer time is short lived.  Had an accident already (never did that before).  I was reading more about Miralax on the internet and found this...

  After lunch, drink only fluids - anything you can read through. (Water, seltzer, black coffee, tea, vodka, Gatorade are okay.) 

DARN - I want the VODKA - NOW!  Hee hee!
 
So far not feeling two sick - got a ways to go.  See you all tomorrow.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


*Jen*
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   Posted 10/27/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh maybe i took a different med for the prep. I got these "vials" at the drugstore and each one was suppose to be mixed with 6-8 oz of liquid. Well I thought..why do I have to mix it? Why can't I make a shot and then a chaser? If you have to mix ALL of your prep with all of your liquid I'm not sure how you would know how much to mix with each shot..maybe just split it up equally? Anyway, I was completely cleaned out and the doc didn't say a thing about my prep so I must have been good. And I used apple juice which was actually not bad for the prep. Aside from the butt burn my prep went better than doing those horrible fleet enemas over and over again for the sigmoidoscopy. Who wants to put an enema up a sore butt? Man..I thought I would die. I actually preferred the colonoscopy prep.
Diagnosed: 
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003.  Have had stomach issues since 1989.  Unknown if they are related or not.  Have mild/moderate UC.  Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding.  Currently back in remission!  Only taking 6 Asacol a day.   Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me.  Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Going to bed now - yes, Miralax is powder so youhave to mix.

I can't finish the last glass so hope I am CLEAN!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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