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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 12/6/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
So I've been flared for awhile now, but the pain level is hitting new levels of annoyance. I generally have a pretty high tolerance, but last night I was so sore I could not lay on either side because it hurt too much.....ended up sleeping on my back, which I hate. Laying on my left side was flat-out excruciating. I just started Entocort, so hopefully that will kill some of this inflammation that is plaguing me. Blah.

Sorry, just had to whine. :(
chronic active colitis/possible Crohn's - unspecified IBD
Lialda 2x/day
Entocort 9mg 1x/day
Darvocet or Tramadol as needed

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1070
   Posted 12/6/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Whiner join the club. I was crying like a baby this morning. My own fault, I gorged on sauteed onions last nite. What a dummy I am. Did you try heat? I used a microwave type heating thing and I sat back in a chair that vibrates. I am not sure why (or even if it is true) but the vibrations seem to help me after a while.
Feel better.
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.  Give it about ten days.  I am NOT a healthcare professional.   Ask your doctor if this is safe for you. 

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 253
   Posted 12/6/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're not feeling well :( I had the same kinda bad night a little over a week ago... on prednisone now and it's helping quite a bit! I feel like I generally have a high pain tolerance too but as you know sometimes it's just too much and we need to talk (whine) about it. I hope the entocort does its thing and that you're able to get some rest!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
erythema nodosum
currently taking 40mg prednisone, then imuran or remicade when i taper
feeling scare about side effects but will be happy to feel better :)

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