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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys and girls,

Just thought I'd give yo ua little update after my hosptial visit at the weekend with that constipation/flare up.

I had my first appointment with my new GI yesterday morning. He was the usual doctor type, but pleasant enough! Scoffed a bit at my Pred side-effects (the shakes, palpatations etc), saying that I'd only been on the drugs 5 days! ( well, excuse me!)

BUT.... he has booked me in for a colonoscopy tommorow!! Wow! how quick is that? So I start the dreaded Picolax (sic) today...still having a few constipation issues so hopefully this will clean me out for good!

Am actually very nervous about tommorow....I've only had one scope done since I was diagnosed, and I seem to remember that I was aware of what was going on...that and the fact that I have a really bad needle phobia! shakehead
Oh well, I just want to get this done and see where I go from there.....stay tuned folks! smilewinkgrin
In serious flare up....hospitalized 9th January due to possible bowel obstruction...
Preds 50mg (Jan 2009)
Asacol 6-8 oral tabs daily
Diagnosed with UC (Proctitis) in 2003 (aged 24)
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 1/14/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Well good luck...
And good luck with the pred..hopefully you'll taper quick and not have to worry. Funny how doctors overlook some things...like feeling your heart beat all funny isn't supposed to be stressful.
When I was a teenager, I had a period where I had a lot of palpitations (they were harmless), but caused me a great deal of stress at the time. I'm used to them now and get them very infrequently now. Basically saying I understand where you're coming from. I also hate needles haha.
Anyways...best of luck once again :-) I
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - currently feeling ok
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg 45mg 40mg 35mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics, fish oil
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 1/14/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
the prep is the worst part of it, they give you good drugs for the colonoscopy so you don't remember much and don't feel anything.

drink your prep over ice slowly w/a straw.

good luck!
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
Can't take anything b/c I am on Cellcept for my kidneys (can possibly help UC) 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.
Cellcept 1000mg 2xday, Prednisone 7.5mg 1xday, Lipitor 40mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs (sulfasalazine, asacol).  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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