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   Posted 5/1/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I need some help!I have been having these really intense pains in my sigmoid before i have a bowel movement.the worst pains ever like im screaming.I saw my Gastro on monday after not seein ghim since dec when he did a sigmoidoscopy and said my colon looked great he was shocked.My blood work is great, he said i have a cranky sigmoid well today it was more like PISSED OFF with me.Today I was driving to school had these pains again but wayyyy worse this time to the point i had to scream at the top of my lungs in my car I coudnt pull over i was on the highway in rush hour i started to get blurry.Iam on remicade and Imuran and have been pretty good since i was really realy sick and hospitliazed 2 years ago.But these pains are getting worse my doc said its a bwel spasm.has anybody had one???when i have the bowel movement lots lots of formed stools are coming like the length of my arm.My doc said ot come back and see him in 4 weeks.any advice would be great!
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TummyTroubles (Courtni)

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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have that daily. I take a colon relaxer for it. Really helps.


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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
YES I get them constantly and they are DREADFUL. I get them to the point where I have to pull over (if possible) and no matter how long OR short they are I am in tears. Their are spasm medications that you can take for this, however, they do not always work and honestly a lot of them are so BRUDAL but they only last a very short periods (if we are on the same page pain wise). They are awful and my Doctor calls them spasms as well. I am so sorry!
Not much I can do to help though but I know what they are and they are awful. You sorta wanna die when you get them and you can't explain it to anyone unless they have them!

RJ: A colon relaxer? Is that like a spasm med? Please give me some names! That is one thing I have not tried, Thanks!

Hang in There!

I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and I am now 27....


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   Posted 5/2/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I think Buscapan might be one, but I think that is more directed at the stomack, large colon...or if affects smooth muscle throughout the digestive system. ?
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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   Posted 5/2/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Bentyl, Levsin or Donnatal are a few that are available in the states. These are all anti-spasmotics. I like the Levsin & Donnatal the best.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 5/2/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
You'r right some of the meds are very unforgiving. But you learn eventually how to go about it. I have only tried 3. 1st, bental[sp] or Dicyclomine. 2nd servira or donnatal. Can't remember the third one. Didn't help at all.

Dicyclomine is what I use if it's really bad. And it's fast.


Cookie's Wife
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   Posted 5/2/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Levsin four times a day. You put them under your toungue and they melt. I take one before every meal and one before bed. It doesn't take away the pain completely but it really takes the edge off for me.
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