I've had two deaths in my family from use of NSAID's causing ulcers and perforation (to be fair they had both used them for a long time) so theres a reason we're told to avoid it, we're at a higher chance than your average person of having that happen to us too. you know I'm in a hell of a lot of pain if I have to resort to taking it which if I am suffering I will do, you know when pain gets to the point where you just don't care about the risks you just want some relief, but I know I'm helluva stupid to with Crohn's AND a family of history of dying in that way.
Because I take codeine everyday for bowel control (and have done for years) I've completely stitched myself up in terms of how I can be treated when I'm in pain, when I was last really ill they had me on morphine and pethidine and I still couldn't get relief.
Sorry for the confusion.....the first GI I saw said I had crohns. I was then referred to a crohn's specialist at UNC after 3 months of no "perceived" improvement. The specialist doubted I had crohns based on the negative lab work and the biopsies from my colonoscopy were not conclusive. So he repeated the colonoscopy and had me do a camera endoscopy.....both came back clear.
At that point he doubted that I had crohns and felt like it was more likely NSAIDs induced IBS or IBD (a condition that mirrors IBD but eventually goes away once the NSAIDs are removed). So right now all I am being treated for is IBS and I don't feel like it is getting any better.
To note: I only took 4 prescription strength NSAID (naproxen) in late December......flare started in 2 February, diagnosed with CD 10 Feb.
I probably should start a new post with my story and see if anyone has heard of anything similar.