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hukleberrie
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   Posted 11/30/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been having some bad bloating & pain, not sure if it's something to worry about.... I haven't had problems with the bloating until this last week or so. I get so big it looks like I am 6 months pregnant. It's pretty uncomfortable.

What's worse is this pain after I eat. Especially a large meal. It's stabbing pain in my stomach, very middle area above belly button. I had such a horrible time Saturday, that I worried that I would not be able to eat today, but luckily tried eating early afternoon & although I had some discomfort, not as much as yesterday.

Is this normal? The pain is so strong, I am afraid it will come back again. I am a little nervous about what this could mean.....
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   Posted 11/30/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like an obstruction of sorts. I had something similar and probably the most painful night of my life before it passed. If it's persistent then you should probably see a doctor.
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with LMills call your doctor asap.
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am feeling a bit better. I was able to eat yesterday a little without pain. So I don't think it's obstruction. No vomiting either. I do have an appt. today with my doc so I will see what he says. That pain is sooooo horrible. I hope I never feel it again, but think that is asking too much.....
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I looked preg, too when I had my obstruction even the Dr. said that. Definitely tell him and maybe he can send you for a X-ray ti see. lol gail
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I am okay. I will let him know I have had bloating, but I am not bloated now. In fact, I finally had a BM, so no worries!
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Saw my doctor today. Have to see another GI. He wants me to have a second opinion, so here we go again. I am not too thrilled about explaining this all to yet another specialist.... I wish I could just have my primary doc take care of it all.... I like him & trust in him.

But, I guess.....
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kyle Nelson
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   Posted 12/1/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
if your doctor asked you to see a specialist, you should be very thankful. many doctors seem as though they could care less about symptoms.

hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I am. I have a great doctor. I am just tired of seeing all these other doctors.... Don't you all get tired of all the tests & poking & prodding? Part of me would rather ignore, ignore, ignore...
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too hukleberie - I would like to ignore but learned my lesson. Many doctors told me my diarrhea, pain, iritis, and weight loss was due to spastic colon. IBS, or that I was a stressed out mother. After 10 years of trying to discuss my problem, I gave up and tird my best to ignore the symptoms as best I could. This went on for 15 years and I am paying the price. I have lots of damage from not getting treatment.

That said, I still try to wait some things out hoping they will go away on their own. I can get on the boat going down the river De Nile with the best of 'em. Usually I come to my senses, suck it up, and get myself to the doctor.
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I still am trying to either just get rid of the pain or figure it out. The jury is still out. Who knows what to do. I guess I just go to the new GI with an open-mind.
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Artzichic882
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you start to feel better soon. I am going through the same thing. I get it all the time when I am flaring, which is most of the time. Usually by the time I am to this point I try to eat smaller meals and rest a lot. Standing for me seems to make the pain worse. Resting is how I get rid of it, or I am beyond help and I have a blockage and will throw-up nonstop for about 6 hours. It usually takes me a day to recover from that and get my appetite back. The joys of being sick!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at ileum 2.5 years ago.
Currently on: Prednisone & Pentasa


hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
You are getting pain after you eat with bloating? Please tell me more of your symptoms....
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I get lots of gas pain when I'm not feeling well after I eat. Not much I can do except eat smaller amounts, but I dont want to lost weight. Gas-x helps a bit.

I know....sometimes it can be really painful until the gas passes.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.

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hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It's weird cuz I don't notice a lot of gas passing.... a lot of burping though.

I am scared I will lose again, too. I have been able to gain a few pounds which is great. I am hoping I can stay that way.... I have noticed that eating small amounts helps, too.

What causes it? The gastric pain? My doctor is thinking ulcer.... just wondering if others that have CD get ulcers....
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
No I don't think it's an ulcer in my case. Yes, the pain it worse when it comes out as burps rather than farts. I guess burping releases less air, and the air is going opposite to your food. When I have gas and fart it passes much quicker, when I burp the pain can go on for a couple hours or more.

The pain is just the air pressure stretching your intestines, trying to get through.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmm....

I am still trying to figure this all out. Without a real diagnosis, who knows? My doctor thinks crohn's. My GI is unsure, currently says it's IBS, could be a fructose intolerance problem. My PCP wants me to get a second opinion from a different GI.

I wish I knew. Or better yet, could get rid of this problem once & for all. I am tired of it.
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Artzichic882
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   Posted 12/1/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, I meanly feel pain where my affected area is. I will get sharp pains as if someone is punching me. Sometimes I will get waves of pain, usually that means that I am about to get sick to my stomach as the food can not pass through the affected area at that point. My whole stomach however will be distended. Usually it helps to put a heating pad on my belly or to rub my belly.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at ileum 2.5 years ago.
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Artzichic882
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   Posted 12/1/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
The pain is at it's worst shortly after I eat or while I am eating. Also, the sharp pains become more frequent when I am standing up so I sometimes have to lay down after dinner when I am not feeling well.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at ileum 2.5 years ago.
Currently on: Prednisone & Pentasa


hukleberrie
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   Posted 12/2/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
The thing is, the SBFT found "inflammation" either at the cecum/ileum or the small bowel loops overlaying the ileum. I don't really get pain there. I am having stomach problems mostly lately. I have just been eating a piece of toast lately. It's easiest on my stomach. I did have some potatoes. Everything went okay, but then I felt like I was going to get sick, but didn't. Thank goodness. I fight vomiting cuz I hate it. The toast doesn't make me bloat. It's when I have a full meal.
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