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FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
So it is 2:49 my time and I have thrown up three times.  I just want to sleep so bad but I can't turn onto my sides b/c of the naseua and pain.  I took my temp and I do not have a fever but my whole body is sooooooooo cold and shaking.  I was in my bed w/ my hubby under a heating blanket shivering like mad.  After the third time of having to bolt from bed I have taken temporary residence on the couch in a nice warm sleeping bag.  The cramps are getting worse and I am sure it will be D soon.
 
I have been eating low carb/low sugar lately and tonight I decided to have some oreo sticks (you dip in frosting) and a honey sucker.  After the honey I felt horrable.  Hubby thinks thats my prob... just shocking my poor body w/ junk.
 
I have been around lots of people with the flu so it might be that.
 
Or it might be crohns.  Yar.
 
I haven't taken my nighttime meds b/c I know I won't keep them down.  I'm watching myself and trying not to get too dehydrated but anything oral right now isn't really happening...
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Sarita
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good heavens Fitz, hang in there! You probably will get a fever even though you don't have one at this second. You will probably have diarrhea, too, like you also suspect. It sounds like food poisoning or an enterovirus but how have you been feeling otherwise? Did it hit you like a ton of bricks? Ugh, you poor thing! Please try having tiny, tiny sips of fluids - anything is better than nothing!
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Driver37
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   Posted 1/27/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, hang in there. My stomach is doing okay right now, but I'm up and depressed about tomorrow which is today already.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sarita! What are you doing up? I now have a fever of 100.6, I had one bout of the poops but not quite D, just hard a foul smelling, then more vomiting... I think Im at 6 times vomitting and I am down to bile. I called the ER to see if there is an urgent care place I can go instead and they said there isn't. She told me to take my pulse and based on my weight and health she said normal is under around 85 and that if it is over 100 I should probably go in. Its currently 114 but I was also a little nervous on the phone. I am going to take it again shortly and most likely end up going in for some fluid. At least they didn't sound to busy and said "you know your own body better than we do, if you are dehydrated, come in." I took one itty bit sip of water and slept a half hour but when I woke up I took another sip and threw it right back up (w/ bile)... thats when i decided it was time to call. I am going to try to let hubby sleep till 5 and then roll out.

And yes, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was fine all day till after dinner. But hubby had the exact same thing, literally, we split a steak, and he is fine so I doubt it is food poisoning.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fitzy,
I would say you should go to the ER. With some much vomiting. You are getting dehydrated. My prayers are with you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Zanne
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   Posted 1/27/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope by now you are in the ER and getting some nice fluids and anti nausea meds. Hopefully that will help set you right again and you will be home later today.
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.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


stkitt
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   Posted 1/27/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Fitzy, I am so sorry you were up all night and feeling so lousy.  I am glad you were able to connect with some wonderful souls here.

Perhaps by now you have been to the ER and your back home feeling better.  You should be giving yourself kudos, you called the ER when you knew you needed too instead of letting it go on.  (((((HUGS)))))))
Kitt


 
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upt0106
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   Posted 1/27/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
hey fitz,
i know that feeling of wanting to have something sweet like cookies and stuff, even when you know it probably isn't the best thing to do...I hope you're feeling better!
-upt0106
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-Male, age 31
-Diagnosed with Crohn's 2002 - 5 surgeries for peri-rectal abscess in 2002-2003
-Started Makers Diet 26 Jan 08
-currently on prednisone taper after landing myself in the ER with a partial obstruction


Sarita
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Poor chica! That is what I went through a few weeks ago - I vomited about 8 times, had diarrhea like 30 times, and major sweats with a 103-degree fever. I prolonged going to the ER until my blood pressure dropped so much when I stood up that I almost passed out. Not smart. I hope you are smarter than I was and got yourself some fluids and some Zofran (that stuff is the bomb!). Please let us know how you're doing (although I hope you're sleeping right now).
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
HI guys,

Thanks so much and I am feeling a lot better but completely and totally wiped out. I got taken right away and given an Iv bag and then some compuzine. I didn't know that compuzine could make you feel panicky. I was doing great, the nurse put a warmed up blanket over me and made me really comfortable. But when the doc came in and started talking blockage or appendix and wanted to xray or cat scan I got super antsy and nervous. I told him that for some weird reason I felt totally uncomfortable and just wanted to go home. So then he said he would be satisfied w/ blood work and a urine sample (grrr they always want to rule out pregnancy) and that he wanted to give me one more bag of fluid. Well again, at that point I felt like I was jumping out of my skin and my heart rate started going nutty. I kept saying I just want to go home. So he realized I had had a mild reaction to the compuzine which I guess can cause some pretty bad panic attacks. So they gave me a shot of benadryl and a shot of ativan to calm me down. They got my blood and urine and asked me again about the 2nd bag. I know it would have been smart to get it, I was still so parched, but I was holding down some liquids at this point and just exhausted and not naseuas anymore.

Also the fire alarm had gone off in the ER and that really freaked me out too. So I ended up falling asleep and they just monitored me for an hour. It is snowing here and hubby had been up all night w/ me and I was starting to worry about him driving home. So when I awoke I took the dishcarge promissing to go back this afternoon if I throw up again or have bad stomach pain.

I think it concerned the doctor that when he pushed on my stomach I had to immediatly poop after. And that is when they wanted the urine so I had to track someone down to give me a cup so I could kill two birds with one stone.

So I am home now, have slept, and drank gingerale. I am glad I went in but at the same time a little embarassed for not listening to ther doctor or staying later. It was so hard to explain how I felt. I was just exhausted too and knew I wouldn't really sleep until I got in my own bed. Thanks for the kind words everyone!!
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


gumby44
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
What an ordeal. I hope you feel better soon!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares


belleenstein
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   Posted 1/28/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fitzy:

You know as much as we humans like to think of ourselves as "evolved" in our hearts we are animals and instinctively, I think, when we feel threatened we seek the sanctuary of the familiar. No wonder you just wanted to go home. Here's the thing though, sometimes when we are in that primal state of anxiety we need the balance of calm intellect to help us sort out what's best. That's where a trusted partner is so important, don't you think. I have had these conversations with my husband and my close friends because i know that when I am in this state I may not make the best decisions. I am normally such a strong, thoughtful and independent thinker that they would normally never think to step in and read me the riot act. They just trusted my judgements. and that led to years of under-treatment for very serious events, siimilar to what you've just gone through.

But I no longer trust myself in these situations. I know now that i am not going to think logically when I am in pain, so I am thankful that I have family and friends who are prepared to intervene to help talk me round.

So glad you are feeling better, but just because you are home you still need to give yourself time to recover.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


Nanners
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Fitzy I can't take Compazine either. It makes me feel like I have ants in my pants. They have it noted in my records as an allergy. Funny thing is I can take any other type of anti-emetic, except that one and Reglan. Glad to hear you are feeling better and hope things continue to improve for you.
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.


stkitt
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Fitzy, No compazine here either. I prefer Zofran which most ERs have access too.  I know the panicky feeling so don't beat yourself up,  I tried to leave an OR once as I had "changed my mine" redface The Dr. asked if I would take some IV Valium and then if I still wanted to leave I could.........well you know that Valium was real nice and I settled right down.

You are a real champ so rest and keep us up to date. Hugs to you.
Kitt


 
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I was surprised because I have had Compazine twice before but both times were regular shots, not IV... maybe that made the difference. Good to know others know what that is like.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Zanne
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   Posted 1/28/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Compazine and Reglan are related drugs. I can't take either. But for me they cause facial muscle contractions. Its an uncommon side effect. Even after I told the hospital I couldn't have compazine they gave me reglan and I had the reaction. I was none too happy.

Glad you are on the mend.
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.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Sarita
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   Posted 1/28/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never had compazine...next time you're puking your brains out you should definitely ask for some Zofran I.V...that stuff is a miracle drug!
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sjkly
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   Posted 1/28/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to the er once with kidney stones-I was very badly dehydrated. I told the nurse the IV seemed like a really extreem solution I just wanted something a little stronger than tylenol so I could go home.
She looked at me like I was a stupid little bug (I LOVED THIS NURSE) and said, "Oh, and you called the ambulance because you were feeling good."
I held out my arm, laid back down on the bed and stayed there till they threw me out.

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 1/28/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter just experienced the same thing. Vomiting every 15 minutes and D, high fever and racing pulse rate. They put her on regular gravol IV along with rehydration but that didn't work so they pulled out the zofran....she was in all night as her pulse rate and temp just wouldn't go down. I took her home the next morning with a prescription for zofran. It came up to $150.00 for 6 tablets. OOOF! I got it for her just in case and I'm glad I did because one week later she started feeling that same nausea and chest pain again. It can't be her gallbladder because it was removed last year. Now they are susptecting CD. I have had CD for more than 30 years and have been there done that.
Fitzyk23, they checked her for pregnancy as well.....always irritates her when they ask that question..she always says...not unless it's the holy ghost!
I think Bellenstein's idea of bringing someone you trust to the ER with you is a good idea...someone who won't be swayed by your insisting on going home.
I sure am glad you are feeling better...now get some rest , drink lots of fluids and let your poor litte body rebuild itself. Hope you are back on your feet pdq.
love and prayers,'
Mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


Kal
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   Posted 1/29/2008 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
So... speaking of the whole pregnancy testing in the ER thing... So this is a few months back before my diagnoses of CD, at the time i thought that i had the flu or something, but basicly i was so sick to my stomach, puking, diarrhea, etc. Well just so happens i was so sick that i had passed out in my kitchen. Scared my poor roommate to death who called my father to come take me to the ER (i had awoken before he arrived). So me and my dad pack it in to go the ER, get there goodness knows they take me straight in and hook me full of wires that i felt like a science experiement. Did the usual blood tests ect and then sent me with my mother (who had now joined me) to the x-ray department. So we get to the x-ray department and the technician looks at my chart and send me back! (no explanation what so ever) Side note they wouldn't let me walk to the x-ray department i had to be gurned there so it was quite the wait for someone to come get me to bring me back, to wait around and the very nice nurse asking why they brought me back in the first place, to wait for someone to get me to bring me back. The end result the technician was waiting for the blood results to come back to say i wasn't pregnant! If she would have simply asked me in the first place I could have told her that famous line your daughter says Marie. (not unless it's the holy ghost!)
Kal - 24yr female
Jan 2008 diagnosed with hiatal hernia, and Crohn's
Meds: B12 Injection, Iron supplement, pantaloc (for hernia)

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