Worst bout of gastroenteritis known to man, plus Crohn's

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Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am just beginning to get over an awful bout of gastroenteritis. At first I thought it was mainly an obstruction from my Crohn's, now I think the major factor is a virus or bacterium. The other night it started, and the worst stage lasted more than 12 hours with severe cramping, a slight fever, and lots of vomiting. I didn't have diarrhea but I was somewhat constipated before that. Now I wonder what this was caused by, and if I can find my Ciprofloxacin anywhere (and if that would even help). My stomach and duodenum are now bloated and tender, and I'm getting cramps now and then. What should I do? What can I do to get this inflammation down right away? What if I have another stomach bacterium in the future and I can't swallow a pill?
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, enlarged heart, syringomyelia (C6-L1)


Sarita
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, the one thing you should not do is try to diagnose yourself! Get thee to thy doctor...especially before taking Cipro. I know you've been around the block, but that doesn't mean you should try to figure this one out yourself...
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Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I just moved to another state, and can barely get out of bed.
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Sarita
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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
You may have to go to an ER or urgent care then and call a cab to get yourself there. You can't start taking an antibiotic for something that could very well be viral or Crohn's-related. You probably need an imaging study to see if you are obstructed.
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you sure its a bug and not at least a partial obstruction. When I have had a bug I have never had bad cramps from it or the constipation thing. I think you need to get your butt to a doctor. That doesn't sound right. Good luck and I hope you get feeling better soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I also would go to the dr and since you just moved to another state I would find you a good doctor right away. Don't wait even in the times that you feel fine because you never know when your going to get a flare up or a really bad day. Good Luck and I hope you feel better soon!
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I agree with the "get to a doctor" unless you have a sudden improvement. I am living prove of not taking meds not prescribed for the illness.  I had a bad sore throat and was in Nursing School.............I took one of my son's Tetracycline and had a full blown anaphylactic reaction and was in respiratory distress b/4 making it to the hospital. I was also the talk of the clinic the next day, the nurse that medicated herself......... devil
Hope our feeling well again soon. Take care of you.
 
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I too think you should go to the dr., but my two girls just got over the stomch flu, and let me tell you they had BAD cramping, fever, and LOTS of vomiting. I have never seen anything like this! Like you said the worst lasted 12 or so hours, and then my oldest had the cramping off and on, and would vomit every now and then for the next 3-4 days. I have never seen anything this bad or that has lasted this long. Let us know what happens....

Zanne
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   Posted 1/18/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
The last stomach bug I had, I got from my husband. He had it bad for about 24 hours, over it completely in about 3 days. It put me in the hospital for 4 days and took me 2 weeks to totally recover. PLEASE go to the hospital. With an underlying condition, you need to be extra careful, and you most likely need fluids. I was completely dehydrated in 4 hours, so much so that they had trouble getting an IV into me.

GO to the hospital!!!!!!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


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Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the replies. My dad has been taking care of me. If he weren't here, I probably would have gone to the hospital because otherwise I'd be alone. I'm pretty sure it is a bug - I just don't know if it is a virus or bacteria. Another girl in the house got nauseous the day before me but she got over it quickly. My sister got sick on Christmas, too. Me and my sister always get sick on the worst days possible.

I still feel like my stomach and duodenum are badly inflamed and it's taking forever for it to go back to normal. I just had some Ciprofloxacin that I've taken before but I couldn't find it this time. If it were a virus, I just don't think it would be affective. If it were a bacterium, then I'd be feeling better. BTW, kids take some kind of liquid antibiotic don't they? The one that tastes like bubblegum? I think it's easier to get down than a pill if you're throwing up.

This is a really scary bug and I hope you guys here who haven't gotten it, never get it. What should I do to get better in the meantime?
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, enlarged heart, syringomyelia (C6-L1)


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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
You are not listening, get to a dr. If its viral antibiotics will not help. If its a bacteria thing, then you need to correct type of antibiotics. Also, you need to be on the correct ones if it gastroenteritis. Go to a minor emergency care clinic, they can help you. They will see you whether you have been there before or not. Susie


Sarita
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
You should not be taking Ciprofloxacin for anything that it was not specifically prescribed for. It could be downright dangerous for you to take Cipro. It's not as easy as figuring out whether it's a viral or bacterial infection. I encourage you to be a responsible patient and visit an urgent care clinic, and while you are there, get a referral to a GI and set up an appointment.
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter was just in hospital ER last night, came home this morning. She started vomiting violently around 7 a.m yesterday,and kept it up every 15 minutes until 4 pm. when I brought her in for re-hydration. They put her on an anti-emetic ....didn't work...tried another one...that didn't work....finally pulled out the big guns they use whit chemotherapy patients..that gave her some relief but her heart was till racing and temp was very hign. They thought ...ok. somekind of bug...gave her a dose of Cipro ...it made things much much worse....she started vomiting again. The doctor took her off immediately. He said certain kinds of viruses or bacteria actually thrive on Cipro and was this one dose actually made her quite worse. They kept her all night on fluids and the heavy antiemetic.
DO see your doctor or march yourself over to the Er. We had to take a taxi which is costly...but when it comes to serious illness , its worth it.
P.s. They queried a bowel obstruction with her although she doesn't have CD (yet, hopefully never) but because of my history, they are watching her. They told me to bring her back immediately if she starts vomiting again.
Good luck....you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


coyotegirl
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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a newbie to this forum (but am really enjoying participating) but not to Crohn's disease. This post brings back memories of obstructions I have had in the past. All that I remember is severe pain, in a cramping pattern, throwing up, constipation, fever and a large swollen belly. The best thing for me was to get to my doctor and then the hospital for a 5 day stay (drugs and bowel rest). My doctor really stressed that this is nothing to mess around with. Hence, I wouldn't chance it. Good luck and feel better. smurf

Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 1/20/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting that Cipro would worsen whatever was happening. All I can think of is added gas if it was working. I hope your daughter feels better soon. I'm still recovering from the inflammation in my stomach and duodenum.

I'm not the only one to have gotten this stomach bug and yes, I have underlying conditions, but by the time I posted here it was letting up. I never got dangerously dehydrated, thankfully, and I was taken care of. I wish I had gotten to take more warm baths and could have found out where that vanilla ice cream was hidden.
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, enlarged heart, syringomyelia (C6-L1)

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