I had my annual colonoscopy a few weeks ago. Polyps removed, diverticulitis, hemis, left-sided UC. I'm close to 65 and diagnosed years ago so, I'm in that danger zone where the odds go up for colon cancer. I had been having a lot of joint and muscle pain before my exam. Since the exam, I have mostly watery diarrhea and the hip and back pain is worse. No bleeding (yet) but something isn't right. This seems to have started when I finally was weaned off Entocort. My last flare from Hades had me on 3 6MP pills, 3 Entocort, and 12 Colazal plus Colocort and Canasa. After my pee turned dark and I was bruising all over, my Gastro told me to quit the 6MP. Seems that method is cheaper than blood monitoring for 6MP. Just wait until you overdose, then start tapering. If I have to get back on the serious med (6MP), I'm going to find another dr. I have a friend recently diagnosed with Crohn's. He finally went to a medical group in a neighboring state and said it was like being on another planet compared to the way he was shuffled around the local hospitals. When I came to from my exam, I asked my gastro what to do about
all the joint and muscle pain. He said, on his way out the door, take two Aleve. In other words, take two aspirin and call me in the morning.
Don't worry too much about
a polyp or two but, if your doctor doesn't treat you with respect, find another.
Left-sided UC Diagnosed 2004Iron Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed 2007
Diagnosed in remission Aug. 09
Balzalazide Disodium - 4 X 3 daily
Nexium, Folic Acid, Fish Oil
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