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athensgirl
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   Posted 10/1/2008 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I thought I was having a flare, pain, gas, gurgling of bowels, nausea and I was ready to call my GI to get a round of pred.  Today I got in the office and three other colleagues were complaining for the same symptoms, one is at home vomitting and having big D.  Anyway I thought since we all use the same bathroom.... I got it too!
 
Like my Crohn's isn't enough, I had to have the stomach flu on top!! Just GREAT! eyes
 
Christina

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/1/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
That sucks but I guess its better than a crohns flare. This should at least be shorter!!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


MishBall2
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont seem to get the stomach bugs that go around - or I get a milder version *knock wood*. The only conclusion I can come to is that my Asacol keeps the symptoms at bay. (?)

P.S. Christina, where are you? We all need to know where this stomach bug is going around.
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Mishball2 she lives in Greece. As Fitzy said I would rather have it be a bug than a flare. With the bug it goes away in a day or two and no Pred needed. Hope you get feeling better soon.
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.


Jen77
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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh no, these are my worse nightmare. I actually almost always end up in the ER needing IV fluids and meds to stop the vomitting. It's crazy, even with Asacol I get them really bad. I just contribute it to having crohn's I guess. I try to avoid them like the plague! Hope you start to feel better soon!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/1/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Jen - I had to go to the ER last year for fluids from a flu as well. However, I was happy it was gone in less than 3 years. But still one day of total heck!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Jen77
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you mean 3 days Fitzy? Three years would be a really long flu! LOL I have a thing about throwing up, major fear of it actually. I'd rather be in a D flare up, and I know that is really saying something. Of course if a flare came with puking, I'd be scared of that too. LOL I think it's cause once I start, I can't stop. It's like dry heaving every several minutes. That and when my son went to public school he would bring it home 3 times a year. So it was worse then how often I flare! Stomach bugs are just my evil nemesis!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/1/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I meant three days. I guess I don't fear throwing up because often I just feel SO much better after. But I know what you mean about the times that you just can't stop.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Jen77
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   Posted 10/1/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well that's true, you do get that sense or relief after throwing up. For me it's just too darn short lived! But I remember I was in the Er waiting room for 7 hours once. I was so dehydrated that I just kept drinking and drinking. Water, soda, you name it! LOL I wasn't keeping it down though, but I was just craving fluids. So they had one heck of a time getting me to stop throwing up, several round of IV phenegran. Bad memories!


~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 10/2/2008 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
There's a horrible stomach/GI bug going around Dallas right now as well. My next-door neighbor ended up being hospitalized three days, and she's a healthy person. When she got out she called to tell me she's sorry for what I have to go through and told me that she's ready to drive me to the hospital if/when I get the stuff she has. Very nice of her. I get that a great deal - a friend or whatever doesn't understand what I (we) go through until they are very sick and end up in the hospital with IVs... then they call and offer support. Anyone else here get that from people?

Back on subject: Now, people at my new job are starting to come down with it. Since I am on their computers doing repairs, etc., I am using a ton of hand sanitizer. I tell ya what, I get EVERYTHING that ANYONE around me has... I am already in a nasty flare so I am trying like heck not to get this. I am very nauseated all the time (been vomiting from flare this morning already - just took a phenegren and drinking soda for carbonation to settle my tummy). Waiting for my new insurace. Once I have that, I won't be as nervous about a trip to the ER.


Good luck to all us cronies not getting this bug... it's a bad one! We advance in medicine and the viruses and bugs advance as well.



... come on phenegren... hurry and start working... gotta get ready for work. :)

btw: Love my new job!! The only weird thing is employees have to pay a monthly fee for short and long term disibility. ?? Of course, I am getting that. Would be shooting myself in the foot -- or gut, I should say.

Okay. Enough rambling! Ahhhh, finally the phenegren is starting to set in.. YES!!

Have a good day, all!! smilewinkgrin

MishBall2
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   Posted 10/2/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Jen, since you're on Asacol and you still get the bug bad, I wonder if my immunity *knock wood again* is from the Remicade then.
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 

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