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'Magic Pill'

Hi, all. This time next week I will be taking the Preparation of Moviprep twice that day following a low residue diet prior to the prep.

The following day my Apt at Liverpool Royal Hospital is @ 8.15 am until 6pm. I find the whole procedure of what follows to be fascinating & how far technology has progressed. I swallow a capsule the size of an antibiotic capsulefor my Capsule Endoscopy & this contains a minute camera taking thousands of photographs of my alimentary tract. This is to try & get a Diagnosis of IBS that I've had for nearly 4yrs. I've already been down the route of invasive tests a Colonography & Colonoscopies BAM test CT Scan. Blood tests, Stool samples. My Calprotectin levels are still 300 plus much higher than expected of 50. So my Professor now thinks 'we are duty bound to offer this test'. It's £500 for the NHS test & I feel this should be offered before this non -invasive route earlier to prevent the other costs to the NHS. So 2 weeks later after another Consultant has viewed the results, 3hrs of his time to come up with a diagnosis. Google the Magic Pill & you'll be amazed & see some of the route.

Thanks all for reading this essay!

Jackie

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Hi Jackie

I am waiting for appointment for capsule endoscopy.

How did you prepare for it, do you have to fast for any length of time?

Thanks

Junie

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Hi, Junie thanks for contacting me. I don't know if you've had any 'scopes' investigations eg Colonoscopy. If you have then you will have fasted for them. The Prep is different & when I had my test 2 people said they flavoured it with either Orange or Lemon Juice & one said she used a straw to drink it. I fasted for over 24-36 hours. The Bowel needs to be as clear as possible. The capsule is swallowed after it is coated with Infacol. I was looking fwd to the Sandwich at 12.00! I was at Hospital for 10hrs whilst the capsule was doing 'the Rounds'. You will get instructions of the procedure in the post with the Prep.

I found the experience very interesting, it was the 'Incredable Voyage' film in the 70s, very futuristic. It takes 3 hrs for the Consultants to read.

So 6wks later & the Professor said everything was clear.

Now I'm on a Gluten & wheat free diet as suggested by the Professor.

This has been a Godsend since I had IBS diagnosed 4yrs ago. I feel so much better.

Good luck

Let me know how you go on, you'll be fine.

Jackie. Xx

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Hi Jackie

Over the last 3 years, I have had most things that end with oscopy.

I hated the endoscopy, I have to have another one done, this time I will have the sedative: I also have to have the capsule endoscopy, I had never heard of it till today.

Thanks for your help

Junie

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Endoscopy conjures up the one you had before, whereas this involves no scope at all just a recorder fastened around a belt as thousands of photos are taken.

When the Professor listed me for it I read lots of articles online & even videos of the procedure. It costs approx £500, thanks to the NHS we're not paying for it, indirectly we are!

Xx

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I used to live in Cheshire, my consultant there was good, I had colonoscopies and endoscopies, but never capsule endoscopy. I have a new consultant now I have moved, and she wants me to have capsule endoscopy and another endoscopy.

Will see what happens

Thanks for your reply

Junie

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Fingers crossed for both now & yes have the sedation.

Xx

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Hi

Had endoscopy 2weeks ago, they said I had Candida, they told me to see my gp

For a prescription for fluconazole, I said I can not have that, as I have reacted to it in the past, they said to see my gp for alternative, just seen my gp after waiting for 2 weeks, they have prescribed Nystatin?

Anyone know of this medication please

Thanks

Junie

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Hi, Nystatin is also used in Babies who have Thrush/Candida & is an effective treatment.

If you google it you will be able to read more.

At last you have a Diagnosis. Good luck, Jackie

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Thanks Jackie, was just concerned about what the side effects may be.

Will look it up, I will get it tomorrow, hope it stops this awful burning.

Hope you are ok

Junie

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