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Toodles
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   Posted 11/1/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
For about the past two to three months I have been sick. I had what my gastro suspected was gallbladder pain. I was originally sent for the test about two months ago, but got extremely sick. I spent an entire week throwing up and having the big D. I couldn't eat. At the time I also suffered from sleep deprivation because of a surgery I had had and some added stress.
My "gallbladder pain" has gradually gotten worse. It has gone from my top right quadrant to a little bit lower. My suspected Chron's has hurt a little but no more than usual and the only time I really had pain was when I ran out of my medication. I have been taking my entocort religiously. Anyway, the pain has now reflected on the opposite side, which would be the left top and lower quadrant, and has gotten worse. I've now noticed that the lymphnodes in those spots are swollen.
Sometimes I feel dizzy and weak, aggravated by eating. I've lost about 30 lbs in the past two months.
I went for an ultrasound and a hydascan. The nurse at my gastro's called me and said I only had a fatty liver but to keep my follow-up appointment with my doctor so I did. I am going for that appointment tomorrow. Any ideas?
I've also had bouts of constipation, but rarely...I normally get the big D.
 

Toodles
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/1/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
One more thing~I've been having cramping under my left rib and sometimes my right.

Keeper
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   Posted 11/1/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
The throwing up and inability to eat could mean a stricture. It is usually quite painful and there may be a spot in your abdomen that is painful to touch and possibly swollen or hard. Have you had a proper Crohn's workup? That is, colonoscopy, small bowel follow through and/or pill cam? A stricture can become a complete blockage of the bowel and that can be life threatening and require emergency surgery. It is not really possible to diagnose you online, so you need to get some diagnostics done. "suspected Crohn's" is not a good basis for treatment.

Toodles
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   Posted 11/2/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I had all of the tests. Results were inconclusive, but some scarring I believe. I had these tests done about two or three years ago. I've been taking entecort, which has worked wonders. If I don't take it, I feel pain, quite a bit of pain. I feel that diagnosis was enough to take medication. This has been the only doctor that has actually given me a plan of action that has provided relief.
Not looking for a diagnosis just trying to see if others had been through the same experience and if they can shed some light on my situation.
I have a doctor's appointment today, so I will definitely be keeping you guys posted.

Toodles
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor suspects it's stress triggering the Crohn's symptoms and is sending me for a CT scan. And he wants me to eat. So I don't go back to him for another week or so. Fun times. He thought the tenderness on my abdomen was strange since it's never been that big of an issue and I have such a mild case. I'm also on a round of steroids. I hate the waiting period.
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