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meowese
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   Posted 10/5/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I start my new job tomorrow but today is the worst day I've had in a while. I spent all day in bed because my stomach is burning and cramping so much. I took some percocet but it's not helping. On top of it all I'm having some breakthrough bleeding (tmi) and maybe my period is coming on despite the fact that it's not supposed to be here for another two weeks. Thinking of going to the hospital because I cannot handle pain very well. Oh, and I'm out of toilet paper! Oh man I sure do know how to whine. :) lol.
Crohn's (dx 2006), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet or Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), vitamin D once weekly.


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 10/5/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
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If you are in pain to the point where pain medication does not work. Go to the ER. That's my rule of thumb. I know ERs are not fun, but if you are starting a new job you should be checked out today. Let them do the scan, check ya out and get you hooked up with some pain med that WILL work.

Good luck. Stress is the enemy.... so try and stay as calm as possible.

-Leslie a/k/a Texan with Crohn's

gachrons
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   Posted 10/5/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi In a emerg. I sometimes use a paper towel and garbage if absolute necessary or napkins whatever you got .Old face clothes towels you name it. Congrad. on the new job .Hope you feel better soon . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/5/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have a friend who can bring you some TP? Is there a chance your stomach is just revolting out of stress and nerves of starting the new job? Do you have anti anxiety meds on hand? I hope you feel well enough to get through the day tomorrow. Only you know if this warrants going to the ER or not.
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.


meowese
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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Reading posts on here always makes me feel better. :) I think it might be stress and I had a bit of a crazy weekend. I am pretty nervous to start the new job, I'm nervous to take on new things out of my normal routine a lot! I'm going to try to keep hydrated and avoid a long wait in the hospital and stay at home instead. I need to get TP somehow though! No friends very close by to bring me any. Thinking of going out because I haven't eaten since last night and need some water. I'm always shocked where all the D comes from when I have barely eaten anything.

Sometimes at times like this I wish I didn't live alone. It's nice to have someone to cuddle and take care of ya!

<3, thanks for the responses.
Crohn's (dx 2006), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet or Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), vitamin D once weekly.

Post Edited (meowese) : 10/5/2008 5:29:56 PM (GMT-6)


Zanne
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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you are feeling better soon. I know I always feel stressed when I have to face a new situation. And with no TP in the house I would be a mess. Good luck with the job and I hope you can stay away from the ER and the pain eases up.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Kaycie
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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better soon. I'd bet it's probably the anxiety/nerves. I get like that. Something I learned in July when I was in the hospital is that most people with CD or UC tend to have IBS or spastic colon on top of the matter! I started my period DURING my hospital stay (lovely!) and I'm ALWAYS miserable with a period (even on birth control pills to control it), and then the disease on top of it. It's painful. I bet the period and the anxiety and stress are causing your DD to give you trouble today. Do you have Xanax? Even just a half a pill might let you calm down enough to rest. I couldn't sleep last night and was generally not feeling well. I took a Xanax and slept in until 10:30am! I haven't slept THAT long in a LONG LONG time! But, it was enough to let me get functioning some today and get ready for the work week. I've been back to work for a little over a month now and some days are harder then others.

Stay strong and good luck tomorrow! I do agree with the others...if the pain is beyond bearable WITH pain meds, you probably need to go the ER and get thoroughly checked out. I hate going to the ER, but one thing they ARE good about is controlling pain and giving fluids.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/5/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to add that I get my period when I am super stressed out. Last semester I got it during finals even though I am on bc to keep it regular.
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.

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