I have had fecal incontenence and diarrhea for 4 years--no one believes me. I have had 3 colonoscopies in 4 years, the camera endoscopy,, stool studies, and last week I had a CT on my lower GI. Plus every blood test known to man,except this Promethesis thing, Now my GI doc wants to do that, and ANOTHER colonoscopy, this time with biopsies. Everything so far has been totally normal, and I am fed up. One GI said I had Chrone's, one said I \"only had IBS". I took Welchol and several other meds for Chrone's. Nothing. So I am going to call a halt to the entire thing, I believe, and just wear my depends and stay home for the rest of my life--I'm 68. Beside, apparently if my ins.doesn't cover the Promethius, I can't afford it anyway. Oh, BTW--I live in Fla, which is the bottoom of the medical food chain. Stay away, stay FAR FAR away.View Thread
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