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LMills
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   Posted 5/14/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I just realized this is what I have been taking for my teeth...I'm just worried since it's an NSAID. Does anyone take this without problems? I can't just stop taking it obviously...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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yellowfin43
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   Posted 5/14/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Im on remicade and still take an Alieve when needed. I told my docs I did that and they didnt freak out at all. They just said that it "can" irritate your digestive tract. I told them Tylenol does nothing for me and they just said ok.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade, B-12 injections and iron. Feeling much better!
God Bless. Tony


ivy6
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   Posted 5/14/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooooh. I'd still query it, though. Perhaps they can provide an alternative med.
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Ides
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   Posted 5/14/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Some people with CD can tolerate NSAIDs. I used to take several a day and then when diagnosed I stopped. It did seem like I had fewer gut issues. Then tried them per several doctors' instructions because of my severe arthritis. They helped the arthritis but irritated the heck out of my intestines and caused lots of leg edema. So no NSAIDS for me. Hwoever, we have some people here that have successfully used them without exacerbating the CD.
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LMills
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   Posted 5/15/2009 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I will definitely be calling the GI tomorrow then...they did prescribe another painkiller which I am taking, but they said the ibuprofen was also supposed to help with swelling and nausea. I stopped taking it after two and noticed those two symptoms increase...
Thanks for your responses by the way. I have generally tried to avoid NSAID's, but I guess there will always be an exception where avoidance is questioned...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Julie1014
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   Posted 5/15/2009 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I only take Tylenol, with a couple of exceptions..... A year ago I developed Shingles, and my GI hesitantly let me take it for three days because the pain was horrific. Also, maybe a couple of times a year, if I have a bad headache that Tylenol won't help. No problems with it, but I try to avoid it at all costs and stick to Tylenol. It's a shame that NSAID's are bad for us, because I find it works so well..... Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 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 three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


LMills
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   Posted 5/15/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
The nurse called back and said it would be fine since it's only for a little while. Thank goodness..
Thank you guys for your responses. It's interesting to see what kinds of reactions different people have to the same drug.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


txmark
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   Posted 5/15/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with CD in Feb of this year.  I got a second opinion and the new GI thinks I have NSAID's induced IBD not crohn's.  I was taking prescription strength neproxin for back pain.  He said that Ibuprofen is very bad and can cause IBD and crohn's flare-ups.
 
I just had another colon scope and I will swallow the camera on Monday, can't wait to se what they have to say!!

Wild_Swan
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   Posted 5/15/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
if you have have have to take it - take something to protect you stomach - i dont know the generic names of these drugs - the brand names are zoton, nexium - think the class of drugs they belong to are proton -pump inhibitiors - they protect your stomach -& upper gi tract from inflammation & ulcers & bleeding - defo defo defo at the least take one of these for protection
 
 


LMills
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm already on omeprazole so things seem to be fine...
Honestly, the only side effects I am experiencing right now are itchiness all over (most likely from the anesthesia) and frequent urination.
My stomach is even less upset than it has been...although I attribute this to my gut having a rest from solid food and also the narcotics' effects. I am also on hydrocodone and cephalexin (an antibiotic).
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on rx ibuprofin and then rx naproxen before my diagnosis. Both times after day 3 or 4 I got very sick. So just be careful.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


Veebo
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Wild Swan on this one. I had an extraction and minor jaw surgery a few weeks ago. I was on heavy doses of ibuprofen and vicodin. After a few days my stomach started acting up so I stopped the ibuprofen. I currently take celebrex on and off for arthritis and my doc gave me nexium to take with it to protect my guts. Feel well soon.

LMills
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I will make sure and keep an eye out on how things are doing for sure then...although it will be difficult to differentiate between the antibiotics or the ibuprofen being the cause. Hopefully I won't need the ibuprofen for the full ten days' worth though.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


crohnielass
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   Posted 5/16/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I had internal bleeding after taking Ibuprofen wasn't on any other meds Bev x

78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/16/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Advil/Ibuprofin is the *only* thing that will stop my headaches. I cannot take Tylenol or Excedrin, anything with 'acetaminophen, because it will make me FAINT right out and I cannot rest or 'sleep-it-off' because I will wake up with an even worse headache. If I feel even a hint of a headache, I either eat (because most of my headaches are due to not eating 'in time') or take Ibu with a small glass of milk. I will also make more of an effort to drink water, in case the cause was mild dehydration. I usually only need to take advil/ibu a small handful of times a year. Possibly 3-5 times? ...and I seem to tolerate that very well.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.

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