I gave up Tocilizumab /Actemra early because of lower abdominal pain and diahorrea about a year ago. My Colonoscopy showed diverticulosis and polyps which were removed. The pain etc has continued. I have been phoned by our local hospital to come in to hospital to prepare for the procedure that involves swallowing a capsule sized camera that takes pictures recorded on a belt thing I wear. Monday will be the preparation and Tuesday the procedure. The nurse had to consult someone else every time I asked a question, so I stopped asking. I know that I take my medication as normal and that I don’t eat for 12 hours before swallowing the camera. I hope I can drink water. A bit worried about Tuesday’s Pred on an empty stomach ( can’t eat for 4 hours after it.
Has anyone been through this who can fill me in on what to take with me and what it all involves?
many thanks! Jane x
I have NOT ever swallowed a camera..I assume it is tiny!! and will be thinking of you. And sending lots of healing energy to your poor aching stomach. It does sound amazing and possibly much better than the usual tube down the throat. ox Keep us posted!!