So, last night I woke up with waves of very severe abdominal pain, all centering around my bellybutton area. I just went for an ultrasound, and they told me I have a fistula near my neoTI (my resected ileum). This pain lasted for hours, and i was thisclose to having my husband take me to the hospital, when I suddenly ran to the bathroom and had really, really bad D. Like, so bad, you'd think I was doing a colon prep or something. The pain subsided after each time I ran to the bathroom. This morning, I'm still having really bad D, and the pains are just a mild ache now.
What do you guys think... some kind of mini-ultra-flare, or maybe something else, like food poisoning? I guess I'm just trying to figure out if I should give my GI a call, since the last time I had major pains and ignored them (you know, the whole Crohn's-giving-you-a-high-pain-tolerance thing), it turned out to be an abcessed perforation and I had emergency surgery.
DX with Crohn's at 21 in '06
Resection of TI and Cecum/3 Strictureplasties in May '08
I've been on most entry-level meds out there: prednisone, AZA, pentasa, ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, etc etc etc... starting Remicade soon, after discovering an enteroenteric fistula.