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Hi everyone,

I need some help ASAP !!!!! I start my preparation for my colonoscopy tomorrow, which is Wed. morning.

I take quite a few meds for RA and other ailemnts. I take Prednisone (trying to taper down, now on 2 one day and 1 the next). Also Tramadone (Ultram), 1, 4 x day. Skelaxin, 1, 4 x day. Nabumetone (Relafen), 1, 2 x day. And Sulfasalazin, 3, 1 x day.

Do any of yall know if I can take these tomorrow? The paper for the pre-op, says, no anti-inflammatory drugs. I think that possibly Relafen and Sulfasalazin might possibly be anti-inflammatory ???

Please tell what you know or have had experience with concerning this problem. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me.

Prednisone and Tramadone are also anti-inflammatroy drugs which is a whole lot of these kinds of drugs you are taking. Skelaxin is a sort of muscle relaxant. Hope this helps and good luck on your colonoscopy.
Good Luck tomorrow and make sure and let the doctors know that you kept on taking the antiinflammatory meds until tonight. If they are planning to cut out any polyps should you have any I don't think they can do it because you might bleed too much. 12 hours is not long enough for your clotting time to get back to normal. I hope you can make it without your pain medications - somehow I did. Prednisone is a steriod.