Pain on Side, hurts more when breathing - could be from Crohn's?

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SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 1/2/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for multiple posts, but I'm curious if anyone has experienced this.  I've had it happened before, different parts of my body achy.  But the problem is, not just is it achy and in pain, but when I breathe in, it hurts more and intensifies.  So then it becomes problematic breathing, because it hurts, so I'll try to just take small short breaths.  I've gotten that feeling on my shoulder but my primary care did some tests and couldn't find anything.  Today it's on my side, almost as if I was working out and doing lots of oblique exercises or something to put stress on my side, only I didn't. 
 
Like I've said, I've gotten it in the past too but I just don't know if it's just something random that I have to deal with every once in awhile, or if anyone has been in that situation and it's somehow related to the Crohn's?
 
23 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Currently on 75 mg of Mercaptopurine.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, and Remicade in the past.


Nanners
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   Posted 1/3/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I would definetly check in with your doctor about this. I haven't ever experienced something like that before.
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 1/3/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
It still hurts this morning...I don't know if I want to take any pain killers though cause yesterday they made me a little loopy...Work is going to be fun this afternoon! :(

Maybe my primary doc will think of something. I've given up on my GI. I need to find a new one. Is there some secret list of good GIs out there? I'm sick of him never really listening to me. And I just thought of a reason I could be tired and have no energy all the time...the 6MP...I've read on posts here it as a side effect for them, and looked up 6mp and that's what some websites said too. I'm not saying it's definitely the reason, but the fact that it's never crossed my GI's mind when I tell him I'm always so tired all the time? Hmmm....Plus, there are some things I tell him about (which is hard for me, cause I have a hard time talking about things like this) like color of BM and he basically just laughs at me and shrugs it off like color has nothing to do about things, just what you eat...Yeah, sometimes it could have something to do with what you eat, but if you haven't eaten that color it could also be something else....Bleh. Now I feel down
 
24 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Currently on 100 mg of Mercaptopurine.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, and Remicade in the past.


CrohnsCrone
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   Posted 1/3/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
While you should definitely see your doctor, I have experienced this fairly often and it has been severe gas pains. Hopefully that's all it is in your case as well.

survivor49
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   Posted 1/3/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
where is the pain? right upper quadrant pain that worsens with respiration may be gall bladder

SaraOnThisSite
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   Posted 1/3/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Good thing it's not that! It's on my left side, kind of in the middle. If I were to start at my belly button, and follow it to my side, that would be where it is. It's still hurting today. It might be nothing, like I've said I've had it before, in other areas like my shoulder. It's just a whole lot of pain for nothingness!
 
24 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2002 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.  Currently on 100 mg of Mercaptopurine.  Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, and Remicade in the past.


gachrons
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   Posted 1/3/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Perhaps you have some inflamation going on in there. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Blossom
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   Posted 1/6/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Snarfblat,
 
Something that hurts more intensely when taking deep breaths  warrant a chest x-ray, in my opinion.  What kind of tests has your doctor done to try and determine the cause of your pain?  Has this been going on a long time?
 
There are many good doctors out there, and yes, there are many bad ones too, but health is too important to stay with a doctor who doesn't listen to your complaints and taking you seriously.
53 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for 8 yrs, but finally accepted diagnosis when it was confirmed Feb. 2008.
 
Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and now 6-MP!  I had started Mercaptopurine on 7/23/08, but had to stop on 8/7 due to it causing E. Nodosum with flu-like symptoms.  VERY RARE causation!!


catpower
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   Posted 1/6/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I had similar pain in the same area after my colonoscopy and it lasted for about a month. I had a SBFT and blood work done, both of which came back normal. My GI said it could just be inflammation. After a month of having it on and off, it went away and I get recurring pains there every now and then.

It's definitely worth going to your doctor for. Good luck!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease; Meds: Entocort & Asacol; female in late 20s.


oldcrohn
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   Posted 1/29/2011 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been feeling the same thing for about two weeks now. It happens mostly after I eat. I cannot take a deep breath. Does your voice get hoarse after talking for a while? Mine does. I do have hiatal hernia so I thought it might be that but I don't really have any acid or heartburn. I've had Crohns for 23 years and have never had problems breathing???

Nanners
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   Posted 1/29/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
You can have acid reflux without the heartburn. Mine manifests itself as a nauseous stomach. I think you should run this by your doc (either family or GI) sounds like something is going on. Welcome to Healingwell. I have a post for you made, be sure to look at that too. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!

sr5599
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   Posted 1/29/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I get an ache exactly where you describe.  It's like it's tight there...  Not so much like a sore muscle, though I feel better when I massage the area.  It's there a lot, but not constantly. And it gets more pronounced with any stress.  Mine is just inflammation and Crohn's in general.  Not sure how strong your pain is in comparison though.  This is really aggravating, but not so bad that it would wake me up, for the most part.

SaladShooter
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   Posted 1/29/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be pleurisy, too, if it hurts on inspiration. You do need a chest xray. I hope it's something as simple as a gas pocket but it should have moved by now.

nawlinscate
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   Posted 1/29/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same pain after my colonoscopy last week. It took almost a week for it to go away.

oldcrohn
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   Posted 1/30/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I still have this trouble getting a deep breath. don't know if it's the same as sarah's but I'm really getting nervous. Seems better on my side than back and heating pad on stomach helped a little. It can't be food cuz I haven't eaten in three days. Has anyone had a blockage? Do you have trouble breathing with a blockage? I'm getting a little nervous now because it's not going away and I cannot eat. Called GI on call and he said to come in if I have fever or vomiting and to call dr. on Monday morning. But how do I get through today? HELP
46 years old female with Crohns Colitis for 23 years
Right now on:
Flagyl, Entocort, Apriso -- none are working
waiting for camera capsule test of 2/14/11
fibromyalgia
Full hysterectomy 10/10 from Andenomyosis

Nanners
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   Posted 1/30/2011 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are that concerned I would just go to the ER. I do not think a obstruction causes shortness of breath, and I have had more than a few of them. I am thinking it might be something else maybe like acid reflux or something like that. But if its causing you alot of pain, then don't hesitate to go the ER. Better safe than sorry. And gentle hugs to you!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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