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My journal of my battle with Crohns disease. I have had Crohn's diagnosed since September 2007. In that time I've been through two surgeries, two colonoscopies, and tons of good and bad times. I want to share my experiences with this disorder and hope to hear some feedback from time to time.

Changes with medicine. Good and Bad.

Monday, November 19, 2007
For the last few days I have been talking back and forth with my doctor's nurse. We have have talking about how I feel, what new symptoms I have experiencing and any questions I have. I have mentioned to the nurse for like the 20th time that I am unable to sleep and also the pain I feeling after having a bowel movement. They tell me that there is nothing that they can do about not being able to sleep. She advised that I picked up Tylenol PM, because the doctor will not write a prescription because they feel it may interact with everything else I'm on. As far as the pain, they would like for me to continue to take my Darvocet if I need to.

We also talked about that fact that I am having bowel movement every other day. To me, this wasn't really a problem because it's better than going everyday, multiple times per day. I guess that wasn't good for them. She told me to pick up this laxative called Mirolax. It's a powder that you mix into any drink. The instuctions on the bottle say to take it only once per day, but they want me to take it twice. This sucks. I am not looking foward to starting this.

She also advised me that the doctor wants to lower the amount of Prednisone I take. Currently, I am taking 4 pills at 10mg each. They now want to cut it down to three pills. I don't know how much of a difference this may make, but we will see.
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