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10-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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So I was finally booked for a colonoscopy! It will be next Thursday and I am praying it will give me some answers. My doctor wanted me to wait 3 more weeks and I said absolutely not, my pain is getting progressively worse and I can not deal with it for another 3 weeks soo they got me in next week The cramps and pain have been getting worse, like so bad to the point that I am sweating and dizzy. And, to make matters even worse I am down to going to the bathroom once a day, if I am lucky. I'm sure that could be contributing to the cramps? And I have lost 8 pounds in a week and a half, which is kind of nice since I could stand to lose 20 lbs lol. It's just so hard to eat when I don't have an appetite and I know it will most likely make me very nauseaus after I eat it. Oh well. I'm just happy I will be getting the colonoscopy soon (not looking forward to the prep) and my doctor can figure out what is wrong with me...

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10-01-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hey Lauren,

By the sounds of your symptoms I'm sure you couldn't wait another three weeks!!!

It's good to hear the scope will be this week and I hope it gives you the answers you need....................

All the best,
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10-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Best wishes for -- good -- answers soon, Lauren. Hope the scope goes really well.
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10-01-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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As someone who is also going through a lot of pain as well, I can empathize that you certainly can't wait another three weeks. Hopefully this colonoscopy can shed some light on your situation and get you a better treatment plan. Good luck to you and keep us posted!
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10-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #5
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Good luck with your scope! You'll do fine with the prep. It'll be over before you know it!
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10-02-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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Good Luck Lauren with the scope, fingers crossed that you get some answers!


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10-02-2010, 05:59 PM   #7
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Good for you , sticking to your guns and standing your grounds! I finally caught on and I knew my body and I know when something is wrong ,but I dont fear colonscopies, had so many lost count . The catch anything creeping up and getting infected. I hate eating jello tho,next scope, scratching jello of my list! Keep us posted ok. Good luck,fingers crossed for ya!
10-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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Don't worry about the prep, it's not as awful as it used to be. My doc just had me take four Dulcolax tabs, followed by 255 grams of Miralax (8oz/hr 'til bowels run clear or it's gone). Miralax can be mixed with any of the approved clear liquids. It dissolves completely, you can't even taste it at all. I was surprised. You could use lemonade, iced tea, clear juice, or of course Gatorade. It really doesn't affect the flavor of the drink you choose. You'll do fine. The c-scope itself is a breeze also, they give you pain meds and meds for sedation. Most likely you'll be out the whole procedure. It only takes about 30-45 minutes. He'll probably tell you his opinion of what he saw, but biopsy results will take a couple of days.
Best of Luck. Hope you get the answers you're looking for.
10-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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Good for you on getting it done on your time and not waiting! Good luck!!

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