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HM
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 11/22/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I decided to take everyones advice and called my GI about 4 am this morning.  I did so after waking up every hour sweating (pretty much hour on the hour).  I took a bath and that didn't help.  My GI told me to meet him at the hospital and he wanted to admit me to run tests.  I got there about 5 am and was taken back within 10 minutes.  I had the norm bloodwork, SED Rate, C recepasomthing (a more specific sed rate type test), started drinking the contrast for my CT scan and got some morphine for pain. 
 
My GI disagreed with the radiation dr about the  amount of thickening in my small intestine.  However, the bottom line was that I didn't need sugery.  There was not a perferation or blockage that required sugery.
 
I am going to start of reciemide within the next mo or so.  I got the TB test while I was at the hospital and the other blood test that he normally runs before starting it.  He is running one extra due to the liver diesase in my family to assure I am not at risk. 
 
I am so glad I went. I feel so much better about the whole situation.  Thank you all so much for encouraging me.
 
God bless

36/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008, now the GI isn't sure which is it exactly...he calls me a strange case.

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Cymbalta 60 mg daily. 05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily


Zanne
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 11/22/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Its always best to be safe. I'm glad you were able to get some relief from the pain, I hope they sent you home with something to get you through until you get treatment!. These things always seem to happen on the weekends don't they! Hopefully you will be feeling a bit better by Thanksgiving and can at least manage a little mashed potato and other soft sides. Sending best wishes.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


HM
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 11/22/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
He sent me home with vicotin. Also, he increased my endocort to 9mg a day from 6mg. I go see him on wed for a follow up.

36/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008, now the GI isn't sure which is it exactly...he calls me a strange case.

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Cymbalta 60 mg daily. 05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily


BellsforHer
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 429
   Posted 11/22/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're going to get some relief *hugs*

BWS27
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 11/22/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
HM,

I basicly had the same situation happen to me recently! I was encouraged by my wife to finally go back into the hospital and am looking at starting remicade rather than surgery (the the time being). Keep us posted on how you do with the remicade treatments, curious as to how well it will do for you! Best of luck!!
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 
 
 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


crohnielass
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 11/23/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
HM, good to hear you won't need surgery hope the remicade works for you and makes you feel so much better. Bevx
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 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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