I had my Colonoscopy today. I had to prep all day yesterday for it. The worst part about it was the stuff I had to drink. It was like drinking cough syrup and I hate that taste. It made me want to puke at times. But I managed to survive.
I don’t remember any of the Colonoscopy itself thankfully. The doctor that did the procedure is actually a GI Specialist from the practice I’m a patient at. He diagnosed me so far with Colitis. He did take some biopsies so it’ll take a couple of weeks to get the pathology report from that. I’m hoping that they don’t find anything more serious but there were some things that showed up during the Colonoscopy that could possibly point towards Ulcerative Colitis but we won’t know more until the report comes back from the lab.
He did suggest that I stop eating any grains for two weeks. He said that this could be causing irritation in my colon because of the fructose that is in it. I asked if he thought I may have Celiac’s Disease but he didn’t think so. He believes that it’s just part of the fructose intolerance. He said that if I’m feeling better from avoiding grain that I may end up just sticking with it. If it does help I will be doing more research into the Paleo Diet. Luckily there is a lot of material out there on this so it wouldn’t be too hard to do.
I’m also now taking probiotics. The doctor thinks that some of the bacteria in my colon could be messed up so we’re going to give them a chance to see if they’ll help. I’m also on another med that is supposed to help with the inflammation of my colon. I will have to talk to my new insurance company(starts January 1st) about the new med though. It’s almost $9 a pill which really really sucks. Hopefully I can get something figured out. And soon.