I perforated in the colon in 1993. I was on Prednisone and my third week of Methotrexate. My symptoms to begin with was a low grade fever and off and on severe sweats. When my gut let go I got "wish you were dead" groin pain, just like an obstruction. I could BM a little bit but not much. My family Dr. thought it was a reaction to the Methotrexate and just kept feeding me a regular diet and Tylonol Codienes for the pain. After 3 days he sent me 350 miles to see the DR. that prescribed the Methotrexate. Now perforated for four days, I was in horrible pain, my belly was distended like I was pregnant. When I got to the hospital, I went into shock before the emergency surgery to resection and clean up the Gangrene and Peritonitis. I actually watched the surgery from above. My fever approached 106 and I spent a month on an ice water mattress in the ICU.
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Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Thought eye was healing and started taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) as treating the eye. Wrong. In October eye was not stabilized. 11/07 Started Remicade to try and reduce the ocular inflamation of the Scleritis since I had been requiring more and more Prednisone to keep the eye quiet. 12/07, retina tares and detaches again so it's still not working. Now blind in that eye. 1/08 now taking Remicade monthly with no real progress treating inflamed eye. Vision still <20/200. Inflamation starting to show up in good eye. I haven't given up yet, but it doesn't look promising.
Married with 4 grandkids.