FOr those of you that know my nightmare...which I posted about over in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome area...back in Nov I was sent to a local er for severe diahhrea, heavy painful cramping and persistant vomiting. They sent me home telling me it was just a bad bout of Gastroenteritis. Well..guess what.. from Dec. 26th to just the other day...I was in and out of Vanderbilt Hospital..ER. It started monday night...heavy sharp *explosive* cramping...bellyfuls of watery yellow diahrrea- going at least 8 times an hour...and vomiting with no feeling of relief after doing both..I felt like I could not get my belly empty no matter what. The more I had D and the more I puked..it seemed like the fuller I kept getting. I went to the ER TWICE...with a fever of 100, dehydrated and couldn't even walk. I even had to wear adult dipers. I finally...FINALLY after 4 days of this..they got me an appointment with the BEST GI doctor at Vandy. And probably the most expensive. He did a regula exam..and became very aggravated that not once did the ER there admit me. The er kept telling me it was "just a bug and my IBS was making it worse." So they would drug me and send me home. Well..according to blood tests, stool sample, and urinalysis...he said this was "Clearly not IBS...clearly not any kind of virus or bug and wahtever this is it is in my small intestine (that's where my pain is when pressed)" He reviewed all my patient histories which I had faxed to him from all the hospitals, ERs and GI's I had been to. He told me plainly "I don't know what this is..but all arrows are pointing to Crohn' Disease." (My CT did not show diverticulitis/osis) So I am scheduled for my first Colonoscopy and Endoscopy later this week. I've had an Endoscopy before..didn't have any issues with it..but have never had a Colonoscopy. He prescribed me the Bowel Prep Kit "HalfLytely" with flavor paks and the four dulcolax tablets. I take the tablets at lunchtime the day before and if I produce a BM I begin drinking the 2 qts of the HalfLytely- 8 oz every 10 minutes until gone. HAs anyone had this and what does it cause? Good or bad? He said he tried to get me something that won't be so hard on my cramping sore belly...Is this stuff pretty good??? I need as much feedback as possible!!! I'll do any test to figure out what is wrong in my belly..