Another pancreatis attack.

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dunny2
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   Posted 3/25/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess the high triglyceride levels have triggered another attack. I was asked to go to the ER last night, but I was on my,
so I decided to tough it out. I'm feeling a little better but the distention is still there.

I know mp started all this off, but I'm almost sure that Humira is elevating my triglcerides, I wish I knew how to find out.

I always thought that crohns would be the death of me, but pancreatitis is so scary. Sorry to sound morbid, I guess I'm
hurting, and a little upset that drug therapy can sometimes hand you a rough ride... thanks for listening
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 3/25/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky,
Sorry you not feeling well. I would call you doctor and get an appt. so they can check your trglcerides. Keep us updated.
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
 


dunny2
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   Posted 3/25/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teddy, they checked them last week, they were 1200. about 3 months ago they were only 280, but a year ago after 6mp
they went to 2000. I was in hospital twice for pancreatitis, I now have scaring, which is classified as chronic pancreatitis.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


lilturbo
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   Posted 3/25/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky,

I am so sorry you are feeling so bad and had a pancreatitis attack. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Please go to the ER if you feel even worse, the docs will (hopefully) help you feel better =)

-Emma
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dunny2
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   Posted 3/25/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Emma.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


broomhilda
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   Posted 3/25/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Gosh Vicky, I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. What symptoms did you notice with your first attack. Not that I'm particularly anxious, just wondering what to stay alert too. Seems I'm always coming up with weird manifestation of some sort. Hope the Tri's come real soon!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


dunny2
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Broom, My first symptoms were epi gastric pain, actually it feels like your stomach is twisting itself in half, accompanied with
a lot of bloating, by the time I got to the hospital the pain had worsened and was going through to my back. I also felt like I
couldn't breathe properly. From that time on I was taken straight through, was given IV fluids and pain meds. I was also vomiting.
My treatment in the hospital was NPO IV pain control, oxygen and they also hooked me up to a heart monitor. The distention
can get so bad from inflammation, that other organs become at risk ie; your heart, kidneys etc;

All in all not a good experience, in fact I rate the pain worse than being obstructed. So please get your doc to keep an eye on
your pancreas, simply because of the meds you're on...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


gumby44
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   Posted 3/26/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you are going thru all of this! It is so tough to have Crohn's in the first place, and then all of the anxiety about what risks to take with the medications make it worse. What do they do besides sympto relief to control the pancreatitis?
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics


dunny2
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   Posted 3/26/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've recently been prescribed pancreatic enzymes, they hopefully will help with the function. Other than that it really is
low fat diet and pain relief,and in my case keep a close eye on my triglyceride levels.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


broomhilda
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
How the heck are you suppose to watch the triglycerides in you diet when you already eat low to no fat and hardly enough fiber! My cholesterol has been slightly elevated above normal range ever since I was dx'd.
My tummy doesn't tolerate red meat so I eat mainly chicken & fish. I use egg substitutes and I must admit as much various white cheese as I can get my hands on. So what am I missing with controlling these levels?

Vicky-Hang in there girl...you have to reach bottom so you know where the top is!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


dunny2
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   Posted 3/27/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you are saying Broom. I've always eaten low fat, a habit I got into about 25 years ago. I know it can be a
family trait, but I would love to find out if some of our meds cause this increase, I did read one article on humira and increase
in triglcerides, but it was so technical, I had trouble under standing it all.

I still truly believe there's a connection...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


broomhilda
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   Posted 3/27/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I guess there is also exercise...ahem...which I have been terribly slack at over the last few months. I must get back on track as I know this would help too. I had an adhesion in my left shoulder already and now I suspect the right shoulder is acting up. I absolutely HATE weights!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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