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sunny017
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/1/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning.....after reading alot of this terrific site, I would like to ask a question.  I was diagnosed with Crohn's a couple of years ago.  I had a barium swallow done a couple of weeks ago for a different issue.  I wasn't able to go to the bathroom for 2 days but then I could not stop.  But during that time, there was a lot of noise in my lower stomach.  It sounded like a thunderstorm going on.  Finally, it settled down a bit.  Now, I have pain in my side and a little while after I eat, the noise is back.  If I read correctly, the noise could be that the inflammation is back or as not gone away correct?  I am currently taking Pentsa and 6MP.
 
I would sincerely appreciate any thoughts. confused

Melissa H
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   Posted 5/1/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sunny,

I'm not sure about the noise and pain. I had to drink barium for my small bowel follow through and was immedietly in the bathroom with that stuff! And I don't recall it bringing on pain. Are you currently flaring? The both sound like symptoms that I have while in a flare up. My grumbly tummy is very loud at night when I've laid down for bed - you should see the looks I get from my hubby, haha!

I guess I don't have too much input for you, other than both symptoms sound normal for CD...but I'd say if the pain gets much worse you should consider checking in with your doc. What procedure were they doing that you had to drink barium?

:) Melissa
30 year old wifey and mom to 3 little girls, 2 dogs, and 2 ratties and working full-time outside of the home...nap anyone?
Suffered with symptoms for 12 years, dx Crohn's-Colitis 11/2007.  Taking Asacol, Omeprazol, Rowasa, Bentyl. Flaring off and on and trying to avoid steriods.  I've started a regimen of supplements from my naturopath to see how that helps: RF Plus (rebuilds GI mucosa), Similase (digestive enzyme), Cortine (supports adrenal function), Pregnenalone (hormone, helps memory and energy), and Vitamin B injections. 

map lady
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 5/1/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you by chance on a low-residue diet?  I was having abdominal pain/cramps and lots of really loud almost constant gurgling and swishing and rumbling whenever I ate while on the low-residue diet, and I was also having to go really often.  I switched to having bland food with fiber in it (low-residue discourages fiber) and all that stopped.  Apparently my problem was that the low-residue diet made it too easy for things to be processed and come out the other end of me  redface

dunny2
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   Posted 5/1/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I would get yourself checked out. A noisy bowel can be an indication that all is not quite right, especially when coupled
with pain. Good luck....
Vicky

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


CrohnieYogi
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Total Posts : 367
   Posted 5/1/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
The barium can be very constipating, and sometimes when you've had C, it is followed by D. But your case is a little different. I would go ahead and schedule an appt with the dr. Sounds like you may need a dose adjustment.

sunny017
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 5/2/2008 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your replys.  I spoke with the Dr.  and am now on entocort for to redue inflammation which she believes is there.  I had an endo due to problems with my throat.  Apparently that was caused by my reflux (which I didn't think was bad).  Now I take something for that.

I can't believe what I great resouce this site is for information.  There are some posts that seem like they are asking the questions for me because I am a little embarrased.  Thank you for a great place to come where everyone understands and doesn't "look" at you funny.  Have a feel good day!   :-)


FallColors
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1220
   Posted 5/2/2008 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sunny017! Don't ever be embarrased about asking questions! That is what this forum is for. And others, like me, learn so much about things associated with CD when others ask questions.

Take care!

BillyLitt
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 5/2/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
A noisy stomach by itself is a good thing, at least for my wife.  As we were told, that means it is working.
 
A noisy stomach that causes pain is a bad thing, always get it checked because it will become a constant pain if ignored.  It's the beginning of a flare up.
 
Through our experience, if my wife feels any discomfort for longer than day, she calls the doctor.  Like anything else, catching it early is easier to settle down than if you were to wait.
 
Sometimes she has discomfort, but if it is gone the next day, we assumed it was something she ate.
 
Listen to your body and learn it's language.  That's the best thing anyone with crohn's can do.

dustspeck
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 5/2/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   

sunny, i think we all went through the embarrassment stage once :)  now talking about poop for so long with strangers wonderful supportive people you'd be surprised how quickly that fades!

take care!


.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


sunny017
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 5/2/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to thank eveyone for posting and taking the time to read my post.  At one time I stopped the meds because I was "fine".  Well, it was the meds that kept me fine.  Yes, I know I was in denial.  I truly don't know why I stopped taking the meds but I did.  However,  reading and rereading the posts, I am finding that ALOT of things are normal.  Boy, is that a relief.  Yes, I will listen and learn to my body.  One of the biggest things I have learned here is that you can show no signs of your body damaging itself.  That is a true lesson learned in listening to your own body.
 
A very big thank you to everyone! :-)
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