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Nanners
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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am recovering well from my knee surgery and was to go today for my first physical therapy, but had to cancel because I am so sick to my stomach.  I am wondering if all those pain meds tore my stomach up.  I tried to always take them with food.  I have even cut down on them, as I don't need them as much.  It seems like my nausea meds aren't working that well either.  Yuck, I hate feeling like this.  Just came for some cyber hugs I guess.  Thanks for listening.
 
Gail *Nanners*
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.


homeschoolmom
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   Posted 4/1/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners,

Glad to hear you are recovering from your knee surgery, but sorry to hear you aren't feeling well today. Everytime I have to take any knid of pain meds I feel the same way...doesn't matter if I eat or not. It sure stinks some days, our stomachs can't handle so many meds, right now I am pretty sure I am flaring again, but keep putting off calling my GI because I hate the way I feel on the Entecort (sp?) and the Cipro. Sometime I think I feel worse on the meds that I do without them. I know I need them, but I hate feeling the way they make me feel. Anyway, you came for some cyber hugs ...consider yourself hugged and I hope you are feeling better soon.
Ang
Diagnosed 1972 with UC (12 years old); many flares over the years
1994 had my son and became very ill; took 4 years to get the correct diagnosis.
 
PCP diagnosed with IBS and was down 70lbs. by the time I insisted on seeing a specialist.
 
1997 Diagnosed  with Fistulizing Crohn's
 
1998 had 1ft. of small intestine removed including terminal illieum, have had constant diarrhea since.
 
Currently taking imuran, prilosec, synthroid, zoloft, xanax & B12


indigosunrise
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   Posted 4/1/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better soon! Hugs and keep us updated!

Crohn'snme
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   Posted 4/1/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, Sorry to hear your feeling bad. Being nauseous is awaful. Could they give you a suppository to stop the nausea??? Take care of yourself!

Zanne
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   Posted 4/1/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's another hug! I know what you mean though. I can handle pain, but nausea just puts me down for the count. I hope you are feeling better soon.
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.....


Nanners
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   Posted 4/1/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the hugs. I took some more nausea med and took a little nap, feel slightly better, but I know when this hits its here for a couple of days. Zanne I am right there with you, there is nothing worse than feeling pukey. Have had a little D too, but no where as bad as the nausea. I can only attribute it to the pain meds. Before today I was eating well, but today the subject of food is out. I think I'll just make some broth and sip on that, that usually helps. Thanks again all for your kind thoughts.
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.


broomhilda
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   Posted 4/1/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners- I love warm ginger tea for nausea. You HAVE to use fresh ginger about the size of the tip of your pinky peeled & grated. Let it steep for about 15 min. & strain off the ginger. It works for me when all else fails. Hope you're feeling better soon so you can start pickin' on me. The knee grind here became knee pain with some fluid on the cap today. Grabbed my trusty knee brace to get a handle on the inflamation. I have a gut feelin' they are gonna have to go in on it eventually. Hang in there!
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.


Sharann
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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Feel better soon nanners but get to those PT appointments. They are so important for your healing.
The pain meds can make you feel crummy and poopy(or constipated ha ha).
Hope tomorrow is better.
I am a Certified Doxie Lover(Weinerdogs)


pb4
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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better soon, sending you (((((((((HUGS))))))))) and wished for your gut to smarten up and your knee to heal up quickly.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Sarita
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   Posted 4/1/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners! What anti-nausea drugs do they have you on? There's a new form of Zofran (well, maybe it's not so new) that is dissolvable and when I was a regular puke-fest a few weeks ago I popped one of those every time I took a painkiller. It saved me. Maybe you could get some of that until your knee is less painful?

Thinking of you...hang in there...
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nanners I am glad the knee surgery went well. I am sorry your stomach is so upset. I am sending you a Big Hug.

TBW
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
 


Nanners
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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
You guys are the best! Sarita I take Zofran 8 mg every morning and Phenergan 25 mg at bedtime. I am finding the Phenergan works better lately, so I was at least taking 1/2 tab of Phenergan each time I took the pain med. I might have to ask the doc about that new Zofran, that might be a better way to get it into my system faster. I know everytime I take the nausea med I am continually looking at the clock and waiting for it to kick in. Do those new Zofran work faster?

Yesterday, since I couldn't make my PT session I have started doing little things around the house. We have our bedrooms upstairs and for the first week, I just stayed up here and my wonderful husband was up and down the stairs all day taking care of me. I have started going down the stairs and back up a few times a day. I have to step one stair at a time (look like a little kid, LOL). I can tell you my knee is hurting a little more today, but I know I have to get back into the routine sooner or later. But now I feel like I need to up the pain meds a little more and I am afraid it will upset my tummy again. Can't win for losing as my mom use to say. Tummy feeling a little better today but don't want to upset it again, because I am not 100% yet. Decisions, decisions!
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.


Sarita
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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Nanners, the dissolvable Zofran should work faster because as it dissolves in your mouth, it reaches the bloodstream via the capillaries under your tongue. So you should notice a quicker response time. When I get out of class this afternoon I'll do a little research about other anti-emetics and see if I can offer any more suggestions.
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 4/3/2008 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanner, Gee whiz, I sure hope you are feeling better soon. My daughter was so sick recently with nauseau vomiting etc,...she has 'chronic gastritis' they called it but I suspect she may have crohns. It's hard to get doctors to listen around here. Anyway....they had her take every ant-emetic in the book...nothing worked but the Zofran. It's what they give chemotherapy patients for their nausea...so is considered one of the "big guns'. She had to take the tablets...and in our case , they weren't covered so ended up being very expensive...but well worth the sacrifice. You're right....there is nothing worse that feeling nauseous.....I'm the same way. I can tolerate pain, but nausea(which I get frequently with vertigo associated to MS)floors me.
Also, pain meds are notorious for being constipating. You mentioned you'd had a bit of D. Sometimes when we are blocked higher up, some watery stool manages to make it around and out....but the real problem is blockage. Be careful .
And good luck dear friend, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am still not doing well with this nausea today. I started feeling a little better yesterday afternoon and kept myself on clear liquids hoping to clear this mess up. Went to sleep fine lastnight, but have been up since about 2:30 am off and on, and feel extremely nauseous still. And thats with taking a Phenergan 25 mg at 2:30 am and then a Zofran 8 mg at 6:30 am. Have had some gas and D, so constipation is not a problem and it doesn't feel like a obstruction, at least none that I have experienced in the past. Just going to try the clear liquids again and see if that helps any. Thanks for your good wishes.
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.


Zanne
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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be doing the clear liquids with you! Yum, chicken broth!!! Seriously, I hope you feel better soon and can get to PT.
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.....


Nanners
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   Posted 4/3/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I called an on call nurse and they couldn't even give me much more suggestions than what I am doing. I think I might try some Maalox or something next, maybe that will help. I give up!!!! I think when I see my GP doc next I am going to ask about something sublingual, might be easier to get it in my system like that. I am pretty sure the pain meds are the cause, sad part of it all is I have greatly reduced them earlier this week and am pretty much on my daily dose. Sometimes life really sucks with this disease.
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.


Zanne
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   Posted 4/3/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I know this may sound crazy, but it settles my tummy. Try a little bit of butter on a saltine. Something about the combo of fat and salt. When all else fails, that usually will work for me. Just 3 or 4. And if they don't work, it isn't the worst thing coming back up, if you know what I mean.
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.....


Nanners
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   Posted 4/3/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Did eat a few saltines and it helped a little. Need to try to take a shower now, but feel so weak from not eating much today, but hoping maybe it will relax me a little and help me to get some rest. Thanks for your good wishes.
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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