One doesn't "need" sedation for a c-scope, but one would be best to have something to take the edge off the severe discomfort going around those bends.
Twilight sedation that one can possibly dose off or stay awake and watch the monitor, but in a nicely altered state is one option.
Some request to be totally knocked out.
Ask the doc about
what your options are, and make the decision that way.
As for biopsies, I don't think that UC has a final diagnosis regarding pathology...it is "consistent with" from what I understand, especially if all other possibilties have been eliminated.
To have "colitis" is really a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. It, in itself, isn't a diagnosis specific. In all fairness, Colitis is be used to mean UC by doctors, most often to patients who have UC. I have stated that "my colitis" is flaring...but it's more of an understood specific.
If "colitis" is suggested by a doctor, it's best to ask for clarification to mean what exactly...there are many kinds.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 9/4/2011 1:33:54 AM (GMT-6)