Re: Colonoscopy, has everyone had one?
I had my first Colonoscopy 1 week after my acid reflux surgery. Talk about unfortunate timing. My IBS developed when my acid reflux was at it's worst. I had horrible "D". Mostly worse in the mornings too, but sometimes lasting all day. I think the diagnosis of IBS is usually a diagnosis when everything else is ruled out. At least that is how it was explained to me. I'd had lots of blood work, stool samples, colonoscopy, biopsies, etc...
I used to think that the "D" was so bad in the am because of the nighttime reflux. Now, I don't know. I tend to alter in severity at times. It has been 5 years since my diagnosis.
Anyway, the colonoscopy was nice and easy for me, other than turning on my side a week after abdominal surgery. They woke me a few seconds too soon though and I got to see my insides as the camera came out. A bit disconcerting, but not a problem.
The worst part for me if figuring out to deal with the "D" without causing "C".
The constant severe "D" can also be really tough on my work life too. Some days it was too much to have a 20 minute drive to work.
Hope you get some good answers with your scope.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Ankle ligament repair, Benign Joint Hypermobility