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Kanditron
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have pain in my actual stomach that gets worse after about an hour after I eat. If I don't eat I end up burping up stomach bile all day.. I assume that it has to do with stomach acid.. but can someone explain why I'm in pain if I do eat or burping up bile if I don't. Is there a happy medium?
smhair
26 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
I've had flares in my mouth, stomach, large intestine, and the duodenum.

I currently take Humira 40mg bi-weekly, prdnisone 8mg (oh so close!!), methotrexate as a weekly shot, prevacid, celebrex, foilica acid, and.. I think that's it.

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LondonRed
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 1184
   Posted 8/25/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Indegestion - try Chamomile Tea to calm the stomach acid down.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis (unconfirmed)
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)


Keeper
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
The stomach is probably inflamed due to active gut inflammation. The whole digestive tract is a common immune system, so the inflammation will show up in different areas. The bile effect may be due to liver stress. The liver gets stressed when you have an active gut problem because the inflammation increases gut permeability and this allows bacterial endotoxins to enter the blood. The liver normally removes wastes and becomes overburdened. The common reaction is to take antacids, but they are known to increase gut permeability, so they only make the problem worse. For acidity, eat an apple. You should also try a couple of supplements. If you are not taking a probiotic, try it. Look for one with a number of different Lactobacillus types and some others - one that requires refrigeration and does not contain FOS. Try a glutamine supplement. It was shown to help lab rats with several intestinal problems inflicted on them but the doses were very high - 1000 mg per kg. Glutamine represents about half of the free amino acid reserve of the body, so you may need to supplement it for damage control. Arginine also helps a damaged gut, but you may get adequate amounts of this from your diet if you eat lots of protein.

ZenaWP
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   Posted 8/26/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Kanditron, I have the same problem (although mine hurts if I don't eat and then hurts after I do eat).  I'm taking Protonix for acid reflux, but that still doesn't stop the pain.  If you talk to your doctor about it, they may prescribe you something for stomach spasms, like Donnatol, Librax, etc.  I am taking Librax and it works wonders. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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