Nerve Damage??

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B&K'smom
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 12/22/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
So, as I have posted before I had a resection almost a year ago. But I have continued to have the same pain. Feels like the food is trying to "pass through" I recently had a colonoscopy and CT scan to see if the Crohns has come back. Good news, not yet!! But, my GI said that he thinks my pain is from nerve damage?? He is trying me on Doxephin, which is also used to treat Depression also. I kinda feel like, well maybe he is just trying me on this medicine to shut me up. But I am in hopes that maybe it will work. Has anyone been told this before? Nerve Damage? Has anyone been on this medicine before for bowel pain?
21 years old.
Symptoms since: 2005
Dx: 2007
Had one resection: Feb 09
Currently on Imuran.


Nanners
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   Posted 12/22/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not been on that medication, so can't give any opinions. But....I did have some side pain after my resections that was briefly treated with Vioxx and Gabentin. This was before Vioxx was removed from the shelves. I don't think it was so much nerve pain, but more of a adhesion type pain. Sounds like your doc is going in the right direction here, as adhesions are very difficult to treat. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

B&K'smom
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 12/22/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Well even though you haven't taken the medicine, it is still nice to hear other types of treatment options. So maybe in the future, if this doesn't work I can tell my GI what I have heard in reguards to other's treatment. Thanks. smile
21 years old.
Symptoms since: 2005
Dx: 2007
Had one resection: Feb 09
Currently on Imuran, Hyoscyamine, Imodium, and Doxephin


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14994
   Posted 12/22/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
You know Elavil is a med that is usually used for depression, but they also use it as a nerve block. So the med you were prescribed could be one of those types of meds. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

B&K'smom
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 12/22/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh. thank you for telling me that. I have relief now and feel more comfortable with my treatment. I know that was a little gesture, but I was on Nortriptyline, which is like Elavil. And it wasn't working, so that is why he put me on Doxephin. So knowing what you told me, just makes me feel a little bit more at ease. Trusting a Doctor's decision isn't always easy.
21 years old.
Symptoms since: 2005
Dx: 2007
Had one resection: Feb 09
Currently on Imuran, Hyoscyamine, Imodium, and Doxephin

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