Describe your pain

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   Posted 12/26/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Everytime you go to the GI doctor they ask you to describe your pain....I have a difficult time doing this, maybe I'm not good at descriptions?  How do you guys describe your pain?
32 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 12/26/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   

where it is, quality (shooting, stabbling, burning, dull)

intermitent or constant?

what makes it better?

what makes it worse?

associated symptoms? (fever, nausea, diarrhea)

does it stay in one place or does it radiate?

what time of day?

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 12/27/2008 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
i have real trouble describing pain to when i try and describe any pain i always feel idiotic
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/27/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
My pain is always my joints. I just point to the ones that hurt. I have never had much tummy pain except when I obstructed. Hope that helps.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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