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Ne Ne
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
confused I've been talking to my GI and I'm not sure what to do. For the past almost week I've been bloated and very C. I'm taking miraLax and have had some relief. But how would I know if I should go in the doctor because of the blockage???? I hurt all the time and I'm not eating very much because I hurt so bad. But I talked to my GI and he said to wait 2 or 3 more days and take milk-of magnesia. He is a four hours away so he said if I need I should go to my regular doctor. I had the camera pill in june and right where I hurt I had a inflamed fold. The pill didn't make it all the way through my small intestines before it quit working. I think it got stuck for awhile but I did see it when it came out, so I know its not in me now. I have sleep sitting up because it hurts so bad to lay down. I'm not throwing up but, I burp a lot, and I'm not passing gas. Is it something that will not hurt me if I keep trying the miraLax and see what happens, or can I cause myself more problems waiting????? HELP!!!



confused Dawn sad
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08


LMills
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe go to another doctor as soon as you can?
Depending on the severity, things of that nature can actually be fatal. The fact that you can burp still and are not throwing up is a good sign, but I really think you should seek available help immediately.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking prednisone and asacol.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy in July of 2008.


gachrons
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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi NE NE Are you able to get some fluids in you? Go to emerg. if your scared or it gets worse. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Nanners
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't believe you are having an obstruction. I just think you are hurting because you are full of stool. Doesn't help I know. You are burping so that is a good sign and you are passing some stool. When I obstructed whether partial or complete I have the same symptoms. Pain like labor pains that comes in waves (pain so bad you HAVE to go to the ER), I will not pass air in either direction, and then I start puking up green bile.

I would get in and see at least your PCP and see if they have any other options to get things moving. Good luck and hope you get this figured out soon. Keep us posted.
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.


gachrons
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dawn Wandering how are you doing? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Julia Hill
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
You never mentioned if your abdomin in extended, hard? soft to touch? I say when in doubt go to your family dr. and have an abdominal x-ray done. I'm thinking between the lomotil and humira you are having a very bad case of constipation. The fold in the bowel is scary, but I think your GI would have had you see someone right away if he was concerned about that. If you get worse, definately go to the emergency room. Please let us know how you make out, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Julia

Ne Ne
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   Posted 8/2/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the help . My abdomen is hard to the touch I've been taking the milk of magnesia, I've had D but today I've not done anything.I still hurt But I've made a appointment at Mayo in Rochester for the 27th of Aug I hope I can hold out till then. But thanks again.

Dawn
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08


Roni
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   

I've had lots of partial obstructions and I rarely if ever puke, so puking is not always a sign. The gas slows down or stops at least in one end, then may start again as things finally get moving, from my experience.

Sounds like a partial obstruction to me. Go on a liquid, and mushy liquid food diet for about 3 days. Stop eating all sugar, grains, and processed food. Eat natural foods that won't irritate your tummy. Mashed/pureed potatoes, mashed/pureed sweet potatoes, homemade or organic non-chunky soups, pureed well-cooked veggies, naturally sweetened juices, etc.  Make sure all food is chewed to complete mush before swallowing.
 
You'll need to find out how bad the inflammation/narrowing is to determine what medical action should be taken. The end of Aug seems awfully far away.
 
Go to emerg if it gets worse and perhaps start some prednisone if you are able to with your other meds.

Post Edited (Roni) : 8/2/2008 8:03:09 PM (GMT-6)


minou
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Intestinal blockages can be very scary for the person going through it. But it could just be temporary. My advice would be to go on a liquid/soft foods diet, try going for a walk (it helps get things moving) even if it's just around the house. I also find fiber, like benefiber, helps. But if the pain doesn't go away after 2 days, you should def. call your doctor or go to the emergency room. If only for peace of mind.

Ne Ne
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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
went to the doctor on Mon she said I was just full of stool. I asked why I had pain in just the one spot, she said it would go away once I got rid of the stool. I call my GI because I got so sick drinking the magnesium citrate and I took 2 decalax but I wasn't going very much. But my doctor here told me I would have to deal with my GI if I had any problems. These doctors here are driving me crazy. I just pray that if I get really bad I have enough time to make it to my GI. He's 5 hours away. But other than a cold they won't treat me.So now I have to wait until my GI gets the x-ray. I've lost 5lbs in a week because it hurts to have food in me. and I have one spot that is inflamed. I'm waiting for tomorrow.




Dawn
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08


gachrons
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ne Ne Was just wandering if you have a hospital nearby or if that is 5 hours away too? Sounds like you have some narrowing going on maybe if you have inflamation. When will your Dr. get your X-Ray?lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


mmckenna
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I second what the others have said. When I get obstructed, I don't always throw up, in fact, it's pretty rare I do.

I've found that lots of liquids and as much gentle exercise as I can stand helps. Walking tends to work best. Seems that the movement of my abdomen helps get things moving.

Also, are you currently taking any pain medications? A lot of the prescription stuff can really stop me up big time. I broke my hip socket and fractured my pelvis a few months back and I had to be very careful about when I took pain meds. The drugs would stop the hip pain, but eventually it would cause gut pain.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.

Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."


Ne Ne
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   Posted 8/6/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a hospital 20 miles away but it my doctor thats the problem. I have to wait until thur then the GI will have the X-rays. I really trust him. He can't figture out whats going on with my doctor here.


Dawn
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08

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