unable to gain weight

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/22/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
My wife had a resection in February, she has been unable to gain weight since. She now has severe pain from osteoporosis ending up in er . They told her to go see her GP that the pain had nothing to do with crohn's. They are now testing for colon cancer and doing a colonoscopy. She is mentally confused takes Tylenol3 with codeine to sleep. She still has not been put on maintenance meds.
Has anyone else been treated like this or patients ginea pigs? 

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 9/22/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had my resection op in jan had been underweight since last sept and only really started to put weight on in july i think it was because i then felt in the right frame of mind to cope with what was going on with me, as before i was eating but not gaining any weight i must say it is alot harder getting the weight back on than it coming off!!  it was months after my op that i had to actually DEMAND to be put on meds some docs like to leave you on nothing and if you have a flare zap it with steriods i have never been on steriods and don't want to go down that route. Your wife should ask to be put on something if the doc disagrees then DEMAND to be given something.your wife im sure will  start to put on weight once her pain has been sorted out and she feels better in herself  please let us know how things go Bev x  :-)
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal sheduled for Nov09 Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety.)

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