Welcome to HealingWell. We are glad to have you with us. I am sorry you are going thorugh such a tough time.
As far as recommending anything for your Crohn's pain, I will leave that to our experts on the topic, the members that have pain.
Chest pain however, IMHO, should be checked out as it could be from Crohn's but due to other causes you should rule out any other medical condition that may be causing the pain.
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Again I welcome you to this wonderful site. Kitt
I have tried asacol and remicade but neither worked for me. I have not tried prednisone or humira i will talk to my doctor at my next appointment.
thanx for he info
My pain is always on my upper left chest area. my doctor told me my crohns is up high in my intestine which is rare compared to most people. this is also why i dont think i have problems with my colon or going to the bathroom, i dont have blood in my stool or feel constipated when using the bethroom.
I dont eat vegetables, spicy foods or drink. but i can eat fruit that has no effect on me. i also dont drink soda because the caffeine does bother me.
i heard of peole that cannot eat dairy products because it bothers there stomach, but then again everybody different.
Hi - I am new here. My story- I started having D and gas pains that felt like a contraction after my son was born 11 yrs ago this June. I ignored it until 2 years ago I started getting this pain in my lower right abdomen and I could not walk after a couple days of this I went to the ER and was admitted for an absces on my illeum that had burst. They kept me there for a week doing tests than diagnosed me with Crohns I had to have a drain put in my stomach and I was on flagyl and another antibiotic. When that cleared up and the drain was removed I developed a fistula at the wound site. I was on Prednisone and flagyl until that cleared up than I was put on Asacol and Remicaide. I still had the same D but alot less gas pains. about a year ago I developed the same kind of chest pain you just mentioned. My primary dr sent me to a cardioligist and for a chest xray my gastro dr sent me for an endoscope nobody found anything but it kills especially when I have a bra on. about 4 mos ago I asked to switch to Humira becuase I was sick of using all my vacation time to get the REmicaide. The Dr. switched me and the Humira gave me hives all over my face that lasted for weeks not just when I gave myself the treatment. So I called the Dr after about a month of this. He told me I had to get off the Humira so I said can I stay on just Asacol for a while to see how that works he said if I schedule a colonoscopy. My colonoscopy was scheduled for last Thurs about a week before I started having terrible pain in my stomach and chest. I called the dr and he put me back on prednisone. After the colonscopy my dr said my colon was extremely swollen. So I am back on REmicaide and still on the prednisone and my asacol. I had my first treatment yesterday and am feeling better. But to me I swear things were better when I did not know and did not have to go thru all these tests and all this medicine and treatments. Sorry this post is so long but this is the first I am able to tell this all to people who understand.
Well good to hear your feeling better. when you get treatment for remicade how do you feel afterward?