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  1. Colt

    Stomach Involvement

    Have you been found to have inflammation in your stomach? Bonus details: What did they find in the biopsies?
  2. Colt

    Not digesting fat properly

    I'm due for a big show down in a couple hours with my GIs. Basically, I'm not digesting fat properly for one reason or another and it's causing me malabsorption which is resulting in fat soluble vitamin deficiencies. It's causing me horrible joint pain and so on that's getting disabling. I'm...
  3. Colt

    Getting really frustrated

    Things are pretty screwed up at this point. I don't know what to think anymore. IBS frankly doesn't fit better than anything else. None of the tests seem to come back like they're supposed to. I'm as white as it gets without being albino, I can sun bathe all day, take a multi-vitamin, drink 5...
  4. Colt

    Negative scope after positive

    By negative I also mean no scar tissue and negative biopsies.
  5. Colt

    Negative scope after positive

    Oops Sorry, ment to only post the thread with the poll.
  6. Colt

    Faecal Calprotectin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faecal_Calprotectin I had one done. I had never heard of it before. My results were <16 ug/g. 50 or less is Normal 51-120 is Borderline 121 or greater is 'suggestive of inflammatory bowel disease' I'm starting to doubt it myself now. Maybe I just have the craziest...
  7. Colt

    Fastest you've lost weight

    I'm rather baffled right now. I lost 10 pounds in 8 days. At 3,500 calories per pound that should have taken me twice as long eating absolutely nothing. Has anyone else run into this kind of miracle, losing more than 4 pounds in a week?
  8. Colt

    Weight loss

    For those of you who have trouble keeping weight on, how much of it is inability to eat normally, and how much is malabsorption?
  9. Colt

    FDA panel votes to withdraw Darvon

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28934783/ Repost because I think there's some strange problem with the other one that's not letting people post.
  10. Colt

    Just feel like giving an update

    So now that I'm off my prednisone, been completely blown off my a rheumatologist who wouldn't do any proper testing and mostly ignored the tests he did order I'm not doing so great. I've got rather nasty joint pain, my ankles (don't ask me why he picked my ankles of all places to x-ray, you...
  11. Colt

    Yet another deaf doctor

    I've really just had it lately. For those of you who have kept up on my story you'll be happy to know I finally made it to a rheumatologist. He refused to acknowledge that I had any symptoms pre-prednisone. Every time I told him about how sick I was he continued as if I had never said a word...
  12. Colt

    FDA panel votes to withdraw Darvon painkiller

  13. Colt


    Does anyone else notice bile with their BMs? Burns like hell and it seems to leak a bit without a BM too kind of like the mucus does. In fact it's a lot like the mucus except that it burns and has a different smell to it. I tend to have insufficient bile when I'm flaring as well, my stools being...
  14. Colt

    Pill Cam vs. Colonoscopy

    To pick out the important part: Patients who had been confirmed to have ulcers in the past were given both a pill cam and a colonoscopy. 25% of the colonoscopy group were found to have ulcers. 62% of the pill cam group were found to have ulcers...
  15. Colt

    Negative colonoscopies

    Sorry for being fixated, but I'm a little messed up right now. Has anyone else here come back with a 'clean' (Edit, completely healthy) colonoscopy after having a solid diagnosis before? I know it can happen if the bad parts were all removed by surgery, but I'm not really looking at that...
  16. Colt

    Positive biopsies with negative colonoscopy?

    positive biopsies with negative colonoscopy? So how likely is it to have positive biopsies with a colonoscopy that didn't see anything?
  17. Colt

    Prednisone not enough?

    Is it really feasible for me to be on 60mg for a week, and then 40mg for a week and I'm still having pain (abdominal and joint) and constipation I can't control with stool softeners? I mean, my first go around with just 40mg made me feel like I was on top of the world. I had tons of side effects...
  18. Colt

    Sound like a fistula?

    I was hoping maybe some people who've had fistulas could help me work out how concerned to be with this. I hate the pimple vs. fistula worries. I've noticed over the last few days I had a sore spot in my peri area. Far enough away from the anus that it's very unlikely to be a normal ulcer or...
  19. Colt

    Interview with a vampire

    Seeing as how crohn's patients get a lots of blood of tests and how I'm now working in the blood draw lab and I've gotten rather settled into the job I was wondering if anyone had any questions. I find people have a lot of questions when they're not busy trying to find their happy place.
  20. Colt

    Pentasa and Joint Pain

    The Pentasa delivery system allows absorption all through the intestinal tract so I know it at least is making it to the blood stream unlike Asacol. What I want to know is, have those of you that have taken Pentasa and have joint pain, seen any benefit?