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chocholic
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   Posted 10/21/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
i started to get spasm pains behind my belly button at about 7.15pm last night (uk time). I took 50mg of tramadol and it didnt touch it. I spent most of the night trying to breathe through the pain. At half past 1 am, i took 100mg of tramadol and it finally took some of the pain away. I slept for about 10 hours after that. I woke up this morning and i feel really weak. I've thrown up several times, and i have had a BM. The pain seems to have gone for now. What do you guys think was the problem?
Dx - 2006
currently - infliximab 6 weekly, iron tablets, B12 3 monthly,

Tried - aza, pentasa, questran

No crohns' surgeries to date


Nanners
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   Posted 10/21/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you could have experienced at least a partial obstruction. Next time if the pain gets too bad, do not wait it out, but go to the ER. Obstructions can be dangerous if not treated.

Just fyi, when I have experienced obstructive episodes I get a crampy pain that comes in waves much like labor pains in the belly button area. I can not pass any gas or stool. The pain generally continues to get worse until I eventually throw up. By this time I head to the ER.

Hope that helps some.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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ZenaWP
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   Posted 10/21/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I get similar pains every once in a while (used to be once or twice a month, but less lately) but didn't know it could be an obstruction, as my doctor always just attributed it to stomach spasms and gave me Librax.  When I get them, the pain goes up my back also, as if air is trapped in there and rises with time.  Having my husband rub my back and burping a LOT seems to help mine, as does the heating pad on my stomach and Librax.  I do try to have a BM when this happens, but can't always and it occasionally leads to vomiting, but not regularly.  I just suck it up until it's over (anywhere from 20 minutes to on and off for a couple of hours).  I did have it so bad once that I did go the ER and ended up crapping in their parking lot on the way in (all of a sudden I had to go BAD and couldn't make it inside).  I was hyperventilating that night as well.  I've mentioned it to my GI (current and previous) and a nurse practioner I know and none of them have said anything about obstructions, so I didn't know it was that serious.  But yes, it is very exhausting. 
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


chocholic
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   Posted 10/21/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
well, the vomiting got worse and worse till i couldnt keep anything down at all. I had no pain at all, so i went to A & E. Got in to be seen pretty quickly, and they hooked me up to a paracetemol and saline drip. Took bloods and prodded and poked my belly. I had a little discomfort around my belly button, but everything else was totally normal. I was kept in for 2 and a half hours and released with strict instructions that if i had the pain or bloody D i was to come straight back in. I should really have woken up one of my friends to take me to the hospital last night, but i wasn't thinking straight. Not one of my clever moments!!!!!
Dx - 2006
currently - infliximab 6 weekly, iron tablets, B12 3 monthly,

Tried - aza, pentasa, questran

No crohns' surgeries to date


pimfram
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   Posted 10/21/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I echo what Nanners said. Sounds like an obstruction/partial obstruction. I'd stick to a very light diet, not necessarily liquid but just be smart about eating things that are easily digested.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

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