URGENT help, please!

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Metallichic
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohn's on both the left and right sides of my lower abdomen, diverticulitis on the left.  I've been in the bathroom much of today, not feeling well.  My bloodwork has been really a mess lately, very high WBC, low RBC.  about 4 hours ago, an excruciating pain hit me in my lower left quadrant, stabbing, and nothing helps it.  It's sore up to my ribs, but the pain is concentrated in my lower left in one spot. It's radiating around the side and into the back.  I'm very nauseus and feel horrible.  I'm not sure if I should wait until tomorrow or go to the ER, where they'll give me the runaround.  Help, please!
Shannon
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Just found out I'm allergic to wheat and eggs too! @@
Taking Asacol, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Levbid, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Prevacid, Zantac, Lomotil, Soma, Bentyl, Ambien, Frova, Questran powder/Carafate suspension, pain meds and LOTS OF VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS!


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
can you still call your doc?
are you running a fever?
Only you can really make the decision to go to the ER, but it sounds like you need too.
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gachrons
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Seems like your on lots of meds. I know sometimes going to emerg. can be a pain but if you have any question as to what is going on I would go to emerg. Sometimes more help is needed then we can give ourselves. Keep in touch. lol gail

sjkly
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go to the ER this sounds like it could be something serious.
Sj

Matthew
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
When in doubt=ER. Sorry, I hate the run around too..

Matthew

ALI9
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree I think you should go and be checked out.
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


dunny2
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go too...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

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ski bum
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
ER, definitely.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.


gumby44
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate the ER, but serious pain is SERIOUS business....go to the ER. Good luck and let us know how you are doing
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


Bradlaugh60
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,
I had similar pain in the lower left quadrant as you have,turns out it was Diverticulitis and due to my Doctor not diagnosing it quick enough my colon perforated.That pain should be looked at as soon as possible,they may start you on a course of antibiotics for the infection.Hope all goes well.
Take care,
Michael

Metallichic
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   Posted 4/29/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the replies.  I ended up going to the ER.  I had a cat scan, which showed a lot of inflammation and quite a few kidney stones, one 3mm stone in the left distal ureter, many in the pelvis.  They were kind enough to give me Dilaudid without much of the "are you just here for drugs?" kind of reactions, and the doctor said he couldn't tell anymore without a colonoscopy, which I usually have in July, but he would like to have done as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, my GI is overbooked today, so her nurse is getting all the info from the ER (which I also have), and my GI will make some decisions from there.  Thank you all for your quick response....I know that we all hate having to make that dreaded trip to the ER!! tongue
Shannon
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Just found out I'm allergic to wheat and eggs too! @@
Taking Asacol, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Levbid, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Elavil, Prevacid, Zantac, Lomotil, Soma, Bentyl, Ambien, Frova, Doxycycline, Questran powder/Carafate suspension, pain meds and LOTS OF VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS!


gachrons
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   Posted 4/29/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wow lots of stones have you had them before? Hope your feeling better was wondering how your doing. lol gail

Matthew
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   Posted 4/29/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Stones are the number 1 reason for my ER trips, I've only gone once for intestinal problems. Unfortunately, kidneystones are part of our DD, one of its worst features. So you know & they know this is NOT in your head or you just want pain meds ( but what is wrong with that for CD?).
I hope you got a referal to a urologist. Best of luck. BTW, I am unfortunately one of the most (sigh) EXPERIENCED stoners here, Sniper is another. Ask about anything on this topic, I've been through IT ALL. Will gladly give advice for you.

Sincerely,
Matthew
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