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hamley
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh!!  I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:00, and I can't keep any of this Golytely down...it just comes right back up.  This is my third scope, so my stomach should be used to this stuff by now..
 
What should I do??! I don't want to be sent home tomorrow b/c I'm not cleaned out.
 
I haven't had solid food since Sunday in an attempt to make this prep process more tolerable.  (I figured the less I ate in advance the less I would have to drink).  So how much bowel could I possible still have in me??
 
HELP!
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


Sara14
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you call your GI or the GI on call or a pharmacist and ask what they suggest?

Good luck tomorrow.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


UC in Memphis
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 1/13/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I can never get past the 6th glass of that stuff. It starts coming back up at that time so I just quit and they never said anything to me after the scopes.

Good luck.
Male, 30
Dx:Moderate-severe UC 12/24/08
Lifelong GI issues including an intesusception at age 4
Current meds: Lialda; Prevacid; Prednisone 12/24-01/05 (40mg) 01/06-present (20mg) 
 
Hoping to never have to resort to rectal meds due to traumatic enemas as a child.


bookworm21
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely call your GI or his/her office and try to speak to someone. When I couldn't keep down the regular c-scope prep, my GI had me do the Miralax.

Let us know how the scope goes.
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (5 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 10 mg Prozac, VSL #3
 


bbc
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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to hold my nose when I drink that stuff
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days


piccolobellezza
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/13/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
That stuff is awful.

Do you have to take the mag citrate after that too?
21, female
Diagnosed September 2007
Remicade
Prednisone
Rowasa
Asacol
Protonix
Bentyl
Lomotil
Lasix
Zofran


hamley
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
ugh no just the gallon. I left a message for my GI but she hasn't called back. I could handle only 3 small glasses...it came right back up. Im calling it a night and hoping that Ill be fine for tomorrow

thanks everyone
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


piccolobellezza
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Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/14/2009 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I got about half of it down before it started coming back up, but I also had to drink the mag citrate after all of that which was surprisingly good! Its very bubbly and it will make you go!
21, female
Diagnosed September 2007
Remicade
Prednisone
Rowasa
Asacol
Protonix
Bentyl
Lomotil
Lasix
Zofran


Sara14
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   Posted 1/14/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
How did it go today?
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


marty1976
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   Posted 1/14/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ring your gi asap.I HAD MINES YESTERDAY, I USED ENEMA THOUGH


  



       
 


hamley
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 1/14/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, the GI never called back last night, and no one answered at the office today when I called 5 times. So, I went to CVS and got a Fleet Enema as a last resort before I left.

I wasn't all the way cleaned out, but he said my colon looked fine but had hemroids. Let me add that out of 3 scopes already, this one was the worst!! It hurt terribly, I was awake the whole time, and I cried for them to stop multiple times and they didn't. The doctor didn't have much time to talk to me, and he still didn't care that I am in intense pain. I have been in horrible pain, in my rectum, constantly since Christmas EVe! I am so disgusted!!

Furthermore, my mother is just not sympathetic. I sat in the recovery room crying in pain and she told me to suck it up, and if I couldn't handle that then I should never have kids. She has never had a scope done and she's 58! She has no idea what it's like.

Well, sorry for ranting but I am so fed up with the whole ordeal. I don't understand where the hemroids came from, why I was diagnosed with uc in Sept and now I supposedly don't have it, and why they won't give me anything for the pain!! I have to wait until Feb. for an office visit!
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


bbc
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Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 1/14/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Mom needs to walk in your shoes for a while...hope you feel better.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days


JM21204
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/14/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
ok maybe this is a stupid question but are people usually awake during this? I've only had two and been asleep both times.
33 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
 
1600 mg Asacol a day
Ferrex
Pre-Natal Vitamins
Lovenox
On and off Prednisone, 40 mg then taper
 


jujub
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, the only appropriate response I can think of would be to turn to your mother and very calmly and seriously say "Okay, mom, I won't. You will never have grandchildren."

And it sounds like you might want to consider a different GI. Some people do choose to be awake for scopes, but most don't. The doctor should either respect your wishes or tell you up front he won't give you enough medication to make you unaware of the procedure.
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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jblue65
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Total Posts : 381
   Posted 1/14/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   

So sorry you had to go through that while awake... That is totally unacceptable- I would definitely see another GI and get your own copies of all of the test results.

Good Luck


Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Synthroid, Protonix, 6MP (75 mg)
Prednisone 20mg, Iron, Vitamin D
Surgery almost certain


JM21204
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/14/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok I guess it is typical to be asleep. The more and more I read these message boards since joining last month, the more I read about insensitive doctors. Don't tolerate it and find a new one. There are better doctors out there and I feel fortunate that I found a good one the first time by random luck.

As for your mother, you can't go shop for a new one. Not implying you want to overall, but I bet you felt like it at the moment!
33 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
 
1600 mg Asacol a day
Ferrex
Pre-Natal Vitamins
Lovenox
On and off Prednisone, 40 mg then taper
 


hamley
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 1/14/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
O, I've felt like shopping for a new one for a few months now! No one else in my family has GI issues but me, so they don't understand at all :( It's tough.
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


JM21204
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/15/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom had one flare 20 years ago and isn't on meds, so effectively can't relate to me who flares every 3-4 months. No one else in my family has GI issues either. UC is a taboo subject in my house. Not anything mean which it sounds like you may deal with, just quick change of subject whenever I happen to bring it up.
33 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
 
1600 mg Asacol a day
Ferrex
Pre-Natal Vitamins
Lovenox
On and off Prednisone, 40 mg then taper
 


piccolobellezza
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/15/2009 3:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like maybe you should get a new GI and that our moms should get together they might get along great!
21, female
Diagnosed September 2007
Remicade
Prednisone
Rowasa
Asacol
Protonix
Bentyl
Lomotil
Lasix
Zofran

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