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not creative
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   Posted 4/7/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I started on Humira last month- after the first four injections, I felt fantastic. But a few days before the second dose of two injections I started to feel bad again. I took the second two a few days ago and since then I've been all stopped up, I've been on stool softeners everyday and every maybe 30-40 minutes, I feel an intense urge to go so when I do I strain and hurt and almost nothing comes out. I haven't had a satisfying poo in over a week- I never feel empty. I hate this, it's like when I finally get the D taken care of I get constipated- I think I'd rather have the D at least then I wouldn't be straining.

I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow but I'm not sure what he can do. I bought a sitz bath the other day and have been using it but it doesn't seem to do much of anything but clean me much better than TP (which is great, don't get me wrong, but I want this to stop).
I had to leave school early today and I may not be going to work either because I feel icky. The constant straining makes me almost as exhausted as the diarrhea.

Sometimes I really hate being me.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)


Mellie
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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
confused confused Hi Lauren. I took my second dose of Humira Thursday night. I have noticed I don't get D very often...although yesterday I had D bad. my stomach is back to normal today. Have u had any problems sleeping,nightmares, etc since starting Humira? I am ...
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.


not creative
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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had problems sleeping or nightmares but I have had some pretty crazy dreams lately that I didn't think were anything. Like, really weird; I wake up going ***?!?
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)


ALI9
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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Humira also and became constipated, peoplw would say oh well thats good your not going !!!!!!!!!!!!! little do they know its not that you want the dig D but when you are use to going 8 or more time a day like forever.........Your glad not to run but to not go at all and like you say strain to go another thing we almost never have to do .....I just polietely say you just will never understand !!!!!!!!!!!My Mother is the worse for this lol
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son


Ides
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   Posted 4/7/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
When my CD went into remission from Remicade, I found myself constipated. It was awful in the beginning because I had been having diarrhea for 25 years. The full abdominal feeling was very foreign to me. The "need" to go became all consuming.

My GI said it was time to begin adding fiber to my diet. He recommended a powdered fiber supplement that is not harsh like others - Benefiber or Fibersure are two brands I know of. He had me get stool softeners to use as I was slowly increasing my fiber intake. I was so backed up that I was also told to get a bottle of mag citrate and drink a quarter of it to get things moving. [Don't do this unless told to by your GI].

During the course of adding fiber to my diet, I did find that there were a few things that seemed to annoy by intestines and would cause me problems. Romaine lettuce is something I still cannot eat.

I hope you get some relief soon. I SO know what you are talking about and it is miserable.
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Crohn'snme
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   Posted 4/7/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh you poor thing. I just started Humira, first dose. I can only imagine. Take care!!! Janice Oregon
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