Hi all some of you long time posters may remember me from along time back when I use to be here more often. Now w/ a 21month old I don't have much pc time (or really want me pc time lol). I'm not really for sure what is wrong w/ me but figure it is my crohns. First I thought it might be something else but the old tale tale times of Crohn's has really hit this past week. So my questions.
I had a CT scan today however my dr wont be back in the office until Jan 5th. I can get the results myself tho but wont know what they mean really. Does anyone know what the results will actually say if I have active crohns again?
Also, I had severe crohns for years before finally having a resection back in 98 (2ft removed 18in ilieum and 6 in colon). I never had neasuea. This time it is awful and actually was the first symptom (I should mention that I have been in remission for years but still had usually 3 sometimes 5 bm's a day but was not the water D sorta normal poo but not any pain w/ it). Now I'm up to about 15 trips today and 3 imodium down the hatch. Not really stopping it but since my dr is out I'm having trouble getting any lomitol. So, do a lot of yall deal w/ this neasea? The other day it was actually to the point of setting on the pot pukin in the trash can (sorta like a bug but it was more dry heaving and no fever just like a 99.9). I did get some phenagrin earlier in the week from him tho and that has help a lot. I should have asked him for the lomotil then but it wasnt near this bad and didnt anticipate it getting this bad this fast (or him not being in the office for that long! especially since he ran a CT scan to get w/ my gyn before surgery on the 29th).
I have been having belly pain for about 3 months. I have been having gyn problems from a rare complication from a c-section (endometriosis has made its self a happy home all in the scar they have done surgery once back last dec and this december are going to try to cut out all the scar and cut over into "healthy" tissue in order to finally get all this mess out of me). I was starting to freak out that maybe I had ovarian cancer or something b/c of the stomach pain and a lot of pain down lower than Crohn's ever has been plus the neasuea. But now w/ such an increase in the D I figure it is more likey a Crohn's flare b/c surely ovarian cancer would cause you to start have D 15 times a day in just a week I would think that it would be a more gradual process (my pelvis was scaned in the CT scan too tho so if there was something like that going on that should pick it up). I think my pain started from taking large amounts of Ibepropehn and naproxen b/c I developed paracarditus at the end of Feb. It took 6 months for the fluid to go entirely away. We rotated 2 weeks on 2 weeks off. I was very concerned and talked to the GI but he said that I had to take the treatment for the paracarditis that it trumped the risk of a Crohns flare.
My last question is I use to always deal w/ the pain by staying laid up in bed w/ 2 heating pads. I just can't do that w/ my son. I always told the dr I didnt need pain medications when he would ask me but I feel that I might need them to help me with the pain with such a yougin that can get into so much nowadays! I worry about getting addicted to pain meds and wonder what has worked for others and if you have ran into actually becoming addicted to them. I found some hydorocodone (10 mgs) back from previous surgeries but they were from 2002 and 2004. They didnt seem to help much at all like I didnt take anything so maybe they just dont work after so long or something?
Thanks in advance for any of the questions you maybe able to answer and/or just taking the time to read my post! Tara