Bloated and Backed up

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Brian DK
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 11/1/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone ever get backed up from crohns?  To the point you feel like you stomach is just going to explode?  How do you get relief?  I have been eating fiber and drinking prune juice but just can't seem to feel right again.  This has been going on for about 2 weeks.  Occasionally I have a good BM, but lately I have felt like this and it I have no appetite and haven't really been eating much.  I haven't been sleeping the best either because of the discomfort.  Any suggestions? 
Thank you

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   Posted 11/1/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I suffer from constipation too. I don't know if I have a narrow spot or what. I've gone through a variety of remedies that work for awhile, but then quit. Right now, I take a dose of Milk of Magnesia a couple times a week and eat a Metamucil wafer everyday. It's doing the trick for now. I'm also thinking of switching to a different brand of probiotics to see if that helps.

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   Posted 11/1/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brian I did that with the prune juice before I got blocked not right before but awhile before my abcess surgery. Have you had a CT or a ultra sound to check for a abcess? I'd get back to the Dr. and tell him what you been going threw. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 11/1/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian, I have a tendency to get constipated also. I take Miralax every day and it really helps me. Just make sure you talk to your doctor to rule out a blockage.
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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