Sigmoidoscopy for Abatacept Study

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Paul L
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
This Monday I have the prescreening sigmoidoscopy for the Abatacept clinical study that I have been trying to enter. If I pass the sig in the morning, with enough inflammation, I will have my first Abatacept infusion in the afternoon. I start the prep tomorrow morning. I’m using Pico Salax. This will be the 4th time I have used it and I think it is one of the better preps.

Take care,
Paul
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – all had no effect
Corticosteroid enemas in both liquid and foam - no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
 


Sara14
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   Posted 9/15/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with the prep and the scope! I hope you can get into the study.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin


quincy
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   Posted 9/16/2007 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, this will be a strange one...but I hope you have lots of inflammation!

Keep us posted as to how it unfolds.

From what I read, I wouldn't like the Pico Salax, but it's good you've had success with it.

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Paul L
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   Posted 9/16/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I started the prep about 1 ½ hours ago and already had 2 BMs. What I like about the Pico Salax is that I only need 2 - 5oz glasses of it 5 to 8 hours apart. Then only 1 - 8oz glass of clear liquid every hour.

Yesterday I was planning to mow the law but I forgot. This morning I decided to mow the lawn right after taking the first glass of prep. I new it would take about one hour for the prep to start working and it only takes 45 minutes to mow the lawn. Right after the prep I ran outside and mowed the lawn. I just finished and had a 10 minute rest when I had to go. I timed it just right.
Paul
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – all had no effect
Corticosteroid enemas in both liquid and foam - no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
 


Sara14
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4034
   Posted 9/16/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow - that's pretty brave. I don't think I'd go out and start mowing the lawn after taking the prep. lol. Glad you timed it out well! Good luck with today.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin

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