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ImaKeeper
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   Posted Today 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my first hospital stay from this disease was last may after I indured about 10 plus hours of pain up high in my stomach that literaly took my breath away, well here and there I would have stomach spasms that would hurt for a few seconds and then go away, well im on a medication to help them..now this evening Ive been having pains high up in my stomach again I took my medication hours ago with no help and while they are not taking my breath away they do hurt, Im home  by myself with my kids, hubby is at work due to the snow and Im scared I don't know if I should have someone come watch my kids so I can go get checked out or if I should call me dr and see what he says.....I need some kind words and any info would help...my anxiety is starting to skyrocket.......thanks Laura
currently taking

pentasa, hyocosamine, zofran, acphix,ativan,advair inhaler and started Remicade back in May
 
LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING...SATAN SHUDDERS & SAYS: "OH SH$% ,SHE'S AWAKE!"
 
I DON'T HAVE A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, I JUST... OH LOOK A KITTY..


CrohnieToo
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   Posted Today 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs))), Laura. A lot depends on how old your kids are. Not that any of us want to see you suffering like this but we don't need to panic the little ones either. Whenever I went to ER for pain and vomiting I got a shot of demerol and phenergan, an abdominal xray and sent home. But that was years ago. Is there an after-hours clinic you could go to? You'd still have the same hassle providing for the kids but you wouldn't be gone as long. If you have someone nearby who could come over and stay w/you - just in case you do NEED to go to ER later this evening it wouldn't be a bad idea to call them and ask. (((hugs)))
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gachrons
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   Posted Today 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Laura I think if you got someone to come over it might be helpful to you just in case. If your Dr. is able to get in touch with you can try calling. Only you know how you are feeling at this time and how bad things are. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


inflamed
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   Posted Today 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
If it's spasms and pain like a possible blockage then I would think of having someone come over to be with the kids. A blockage requires an ER trip. That kind of pain is unbearable, comes in waves. You may vomit, stomach bloated ...

If it's not that severe and you don't think its a blockage you may be able to tough it out, but I would call the doctor and ask to be sure. You don't want things to escalate and then not to have someone on call to help with the kids.

Hope you start feeling better!

hj
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


patientspiders
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   Posted Today 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I would call your doctor, describe your pains, and see what he says.

Did they ever tell you what it was causing you such pain when this happened before? It sounds like your hycosamine probably took a little of the edge off of your pain, but hycosamine doesn't really "solve" the problem...

I hope you get to feeling better soon.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
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ImaKeeper
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   Posted 12/4/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you all for the help...I called my dr and told the nurse that I was tempted to go to the ER she put me on hold for about a minute and then my dr got on the phone and said I want to see u in officed today, good thing his office is across the street from the hospital...I will post again later after my appt, im just scared that I will get admitted to the hospital again....
currently taking

pentasa, hyocosamine, zofran, acphix,ativan,advair inhaler and started Remicade back in May
 
LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING...SATAN SHUDDERS & SAYS: "OH SH$% ,SHE'S AWAKE!"
 
I DON'T HAVE A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, I JUST... OH LOOK A KITTY..


inflamed
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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs))) I'm glad your doc saw you right away. Hope something gets you feeling better soon.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 12/4/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea I would much rather go to the Dr for something liek that, although you wont get test results back as quickly, they'll be able to tell you if its life threatening, which I assume not. But everyone is different, if the pain is severe enough then I go, Just like C2 says.

I assume the medication your talking about is a bentyl type medication, which isnt going to help pain per se at all. It will only help spasms, and thats to say that it works for you, which for some it does not.

ImaKeeper
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
well im home now and so glad that I just went to my dr's office and not the ER, he gave me two choices 1 just give me a perscript for pred, and go on my way or go over to the hospital and get a scan to see if there is anything going on and if so then go on the pred...I took the scan I felt that if I didnt have to be on pred I would rather not...and I talked to him when it was over and he said that it all looked great and my films looked even better than my last one back in April....so he said to take some mylanta and let him know if I get worse and stay on all of my meds and follow up with him in 10 days.....so wooohooo no PRED!!!!!!!!!!
currently taking

pentasa, hyocosamine, zofran, acphix,ativan,advair inhaler and started Remicade back in May
 
LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING...SATAN SHUDDERS & SAYS: "OH SH$% ,SHE'S AWAKE!"
 
I DON'T HAVE A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, I JUST... OH LOOK A KITTY..


minou
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   Posted 12/4/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, you're doctor sounds like a great guy! Hold on to him. So glad things worked out for you.

Julie1014
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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
That's wonderful news! I hope your pain is better today. Sometimes gas gives me terrible pains, but Maalox helps. Good luck to you! Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


ImaKeeper
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 12/5/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
doing much better today, thinking I must have just picked up some type of a bug, thankfully never vomited or got D, still a little nausea but that seems to be my constant friend lately...
And yes Minou my GI doc is fabulous!!!!! so thankful that he is my age (mid 30's) so I dont need to worry about him retiring anytime soon.....I have many doc's and none are as caring as he is...I told my husband that if my GI doc ever moves Im going too....have a great day everyone and thanks again.....
currently taking

pentasa, hyocosamine, zofran, acphix,ativan,advair inhaler and started Remicade back in May
 
LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOUR FEET HIT THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING...SATAN SHUDDERS & SAYS: "OH SH$% ,SHE'S AWAKE!"
 
I DON'T HAVE A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, I JUST... OH LOOK A KITTY..

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