good tests but still stomach pain

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I've had a good colonoscopy and barium xray. Now the dr says he thinks I must have a spastic colon. I'm still taking pentasa and entocort and now he wants me to take librax before every meal.  This isn't helping!! Well am I crazy or do I get to have stomach cramps forever? I'm glad the test came out good of course, but now I feel like more should be done. With the answers Ive gotten lately I feel helpless and confused. I know I am complaining and thanks for listening, but does anyone have any suggestions or do I just need to learn to live with it? As a reminder, I went 25 yrs without surgery, meds and a definite flareup.Now I am hurting after every meal. An I really don't know how to deal. I know I have been very lucky so far and I guess I just don't know what to do or expect.
You all are such a big help and I know you probably know what to do.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/29/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Perhaps if you tried the librax for awhile it would help and then you might know if it is IBS causing the pain. You sure went a long time without syrgery that is great. Hope you get things going better without the pain. I used to have a lot of trouble with IBS and the pains were so bad I wouldn't go to the hospital for fear of moving my body I used to go to bed and suffer for several hours not a good thing to deal gail

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/29/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been tested for H. pylori?
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying...
Enteral Nutrition, SCD, Omega-3 (Fish and Flax Oil), Folic Acid, Probiotics, Vitamin E, Psyllium

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 4/29/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Has your doctor considered that your stomach pain is coming from Small Bowel Bacteria Buildup? Or maybe, more specifically, HPylori bacteria? I truly believe much of the stomach/upper abdominal pain that I get is due to this.

Just recently, I've been in a terrible flare...since January. Dropped 30 lbs. Stomach/Upper abdominal pains ALL THE TIME. D up to 10 times a day, plus overnight hours. Upper GI w/Small Bowel Follow Thru I had 2 weeks ago came back FINE. They put me on a low taper dose of Prednisone to help with the massive inflammation all over my body that I was having PLUS Flaygl, which helps with bacteria buildup, including HPylori (which I already know is in my bloodstream - once its there, it's ALWAYS there, whether active or not). I have not had much stomach/upper abdominal pain in a week now. Just finished the Flaygl yesterday.

Just a thought!
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. I will mention the hpylori to my doctor. And your right I should give the librax more time. I guess I am being impatient. I get that way when I am really uncomfortable. this morning I feel some better now maybe I can get out of this bad attitude. I love this site and y'all are great. Have a great day everyone.
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