Hi Seekinganswers and welcome.
GIs are notorious for failing to treat the pain related to Crohn's. Most are too afraid of the constipating effects that narcotics have (which most of us benefit from), terrified of addiction and end up telling us that we just have to learn to live with the pain we have. Well, as far as I'm concerned that's a load of HORSEPUCKIES! Any Doc who says that to a patient should have to suffer their pain for a month and then see how they feel!!!!!!!
In between having Crohn's suspected and getting the real Dx, I was getting my pain meds from my Primary Doc. As time went on, the arthritis most often associated with IBD, Spondyloarthropathy (SpA) reared it's ugly head and my joint pain got so bad that I was miserable. The Vicodin which wore off in 4 hours just wasnt cutting it and didn't allow me a full night's sleep, so I self referred to a Pain Mgmt Doc who I knew from the hospital I was working at. He got me on long acting meds and although I had to try several, Oxycontin was my answer to both problems.
So, if your GI and Primary won't help you to find the relief you need, get a referral to a Pain Doc. Aftre all, they really are the best suited to treating pain. I certainly wouldn't have an eye doc treat my Crohn's, why would I expect a GI to treat my pain?
I hope you find relief soon and that you pop into the Crohn's board here at HealingWell. It's great to be able to talk to others who are suffering the same problems that you are.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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