A little worried now...

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 6/17/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have posted on here before and explained my situation.  Since then I had been doing wonderfully.  I went on a new diet and started taking more herbal remedies, and it made such a huge difference in how I felt!  I had more energy, less D, and I was feeling great!  But starting about a month ago, I started noticing blood in my stool, and I have had an increase in abdominal pain.  I haven't been constipated, but I feel I may have a stricture.  My "problem" area is very sensitive.  I even laid down and had my husband press down on it (like the doc does) just to see if it felt more sensitive than when I was at the GI a couple of months ago.  It definitely was, and it is freaking me out! confused    Anyway, I don't see my doc for another month or so, so I guess I just have to deal with it.  I freaking hate this disease!!
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 6/18/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes they can get you in sooner if you explain the urgency...I suppose it just depends on if it falls on the right ears, but being persistent can help too. Although going to the ER may help as well. I know a few nurses suggested it to me before and I was able to see someone, GI specifically, immediately.
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 prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/18/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Try to put a call into your doctors office. Its better to catch these things early, so I would not wait if I were you.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
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"*
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