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   Posted 7/12/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had crohns for 3 years now. Was doing well on Asacol then started having abd pains. I am ow on Humira and Prednisone. I keep telling my doctors that the abdominal pain I am feeling now is different. It is all over and mostly in my upper abdomen. And my bowels are normal! My GI doctor thought I might have an obstruction so I has a ct scan done. And it showed inflammation in my TI and multiple lymph nodes. So after that he said I needed to go on Humira. But these symptoms are still here every day. Mostly I wake up fine and around 5pm it starts. So I went to my regular doctor thinking my GI dr just had Crohns on the brain and wouldn't think about anything else and my regular GI told me in increase my acid reflux meds and see how that works but that he thought it was my Crohns also. Maybe it is I dont know. Just seems different to me. And I'm not having ANY diarhhea. They are normal as can be! I am now wishing for the D so maybe the pain would go away.

Thank you guys for letting me vent!
DX in 2007. Was on Asacol for almost 2 years and the Entocort for 6 months. That has now stopped working so currently on Prednisone while trying to get up the courage to take Remicade.

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   Posted 7/13/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
well for starters, i used to get upper abdomen pain very often when i was becoming partially blocked in the small bowel. whether thats your problem , i cant say. unfortunately abdominal pain is quite diffuse and can seem to be in one place but coming from somewhere else. have you had any other tests such as a upper GI or ultra sound, etc...


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   Posted 7/13/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
To me if your hurting across the top, I mean honestly it could be many thinks, but since you were told to up your acid reflux medicine does that mean you were having heartburn? because that coupled with upper abdomomal pain could be your pancreas maybe. Could also be your colon, your transverse colon goes across the top of your abdomen by your rib cage. I know this doesn't help, the what ifs or the maybes, but its really all we can offer.

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   Posted 7/13/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
You know I had much the same symptoms and was told to increase my Prilosec. Believe it or not it worked. I was nauseous and my stomach hurt alot in the upper area, but no D. Give the reflux med increase a few days and see how you feel, if everything stays the same then I would go back to the doctor again. Randy is right, you can have pain in one area that is actually referred pain from another area in your gut. Good luck!

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, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*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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   Posted 7/13/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My initial cd symptoms were upper ab pain and no diarrhea. They did find cd in the colon right where I said I felt pain. I used to be able to drink coffee which would prompt bm's so I could get on with my day. Not that it would take away pain, I only do that if I feel like I need help going.
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