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   Posted 6/11/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody get a severe headache with a flare up? Two nights ago I had severe cramps in my stomach just like I had when I had to have emergency surgery, now light cramps with a severe headache. I just don't feel good, any advice?
Tanya, 29 year old female with crohns for six years
surgery: colon resection seven years ago 12 inches removed
medications: Pentasa 250mg four caps four -x- a day
doing well right now

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   Posted 6/11/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I just a had a virus recently that started with a really bad headache and a sick sick stomach that lasted a few days. So it is possible it could be a virus. If you still can't get the headache under control I would call your doc. Good luck!
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 6/11/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
The past couple flares I have gotten has also been accompanied with with a headache. This is new for me as I have never had this problem before. The headaches just started and definitely bite! I hope you (and I) feel better soon.

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   Posted 6/11/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have migraine, and that always seem to increase in the amount and duration when my disease is bad....

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

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   Posted 6/11/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
me too. Migraine so bad since last night. And my D that had been pebbles is now all liquid. Cramping back too. Don't know if the migraine is from dehydration or just the disease. But it won't go away. Tried ice. Caffeine made it worse. sigh. . . . Good luck getting rid of your headache.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa

Robert P
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if the headaches everyone is experiencing as a result of Crohn's have the same mechanics/cause as that of Migrains but I believe this product is definately worth a try:

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Check our their Muscle Mist too! It's a great all-natural spray on pain reliever that my wife and I as well as several of our friends and co-workers all swear by now.

Dx Crohn's 1999; Drug Free for me, thanks to Jini!

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Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."
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   Posted 6/12/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have migraines as well. Migraines are a systemic event...its not just in your head. I've always had nausea, vomiting and D with the headaches so don't know if the CD is causing the migraine or the migraine is worsening the CD.?
Good luck dear one.... migraines are awful...mine always last for days also...the only remedy for it was a trip to the ER for a shot of Demerol and Gravol....then sleep.
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 6/13/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot kick my headache. Nothing has helped. After my old prescription--Tried ensure, B vitamins, herbal sleep supplement, powerade. I have the worse charlie horses too. Feels very crohn's induced b/c of the D. Feel so horrible and have big weekend planned. Any advice?

is anyone able to tolerate excedrin or any of the OTC migraine pills? I know they have a little aspirin I usually avoid but maybe one time?

ugh! sad
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa

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   Posted 6/13/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had Migranes before being dx with Crohn's Disease, and I have had some MAJOR ones. Just another lovely side effect i presume!!
Dx: 10/04 Crohn's, GERD, IBS,Osteporosis, Depression, Hypokelemia, "Crohn's" Arthritis, Migranes,
Meds: Asacol, Protonix, Lexapro, Celebrex,Potassium, Remecaide,Entocort, B12 injections wkly, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus 

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