Dog died and I feel real sick..related to Crohn's?

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Nosilla73
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   Posted 12/24/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night we had to put my beloved Boxer, Xena to sleep after 10 years. She was an amazing dog. Last year her brother died from complications due to his enlarged heart. She was non-stop vomiting and going diahrrea so we tooke her to the emergency vet and they put her down. I got so sick at the vet and almost threw up. I had to use their restroom and had diahrrea. This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. shaking, clammy, and terrible stomach cramping. I had more soft-like stool and it burned like diahrrea sometimes does. Does stress make Crohn's worse?

kia c.
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   Posted 12/24/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
My apologies for your loss of Xena.  My "children" are my two four-legged shih tzus.  I'd be devastated if something happened to either one of them.  
 
I say "yes" - with an exclaimation mark - that stress can cause a flair in your crohns.  I noticed a couple of weeks ago - after an argument with my husband - the following morning, I had a bad bout of diahrrea and stomach cramps.
 
kia   

Nanners
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   Posted 12/24/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes definetly anxiety and stress can cause diarrhea and nausea. Thats whats going on with me right now, because of the holidays and extra family stress. I personally use Xanax at these times to help calm my spirits and sometimes Librax to stop the stress diarrhea and cramps. Its not really a flare per se, its just the anxiety and stress causing these symptoms.

I am so sorry to hear about your dogs passing. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
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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"*

Nosilla73
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   Posted 12/24/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners and Kia for your thoughts and input.

I really tried hard to stay calm but felt that old monster "anxiety" creeping up on me last night on the ride to the vet hospital becuse I had an inkling we would be putting her to sleep. I hate that out-of-control feeling you get when panic sets in. It is so poisonous. I feel better now after getting up and walking around and drinking some juice. My insides feel sick and raw but at least I am not clammy, shaking, and having a hard time breathing.

Nanners
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   Posted 12/24/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I feel you, I had alot of anxiety yesterday and I went thru the samething. Feel a little shaky today, but much better than yesterday.

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Gail*Nanners*
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"*

Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/24/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. I don't know what I would do or how I would handle losing my 2 kids ( Choc labs) they mean the world to me.
I wish you all the strength to get through this terrible time.
God bless!!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


isergodur
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   Posted 12/24/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
im sorry to hear about your loss.
I really feel for you since I know how hard it is to loose a loved pet.

I would just like to say that you should be thankful for begin able to have here with you for 10 good years. And try to look at the good stuff you two did together.

And cry a lot that helps too.
25 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they dont know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

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FunGuy
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   Posted 12/25/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My bulldog was always at my feet. After he died it took me weeks to stop looking before I put my feet down off the coffe table. He was the only member of the family who could compete with me in flatulence. What better bond than that!? Time is your friend and will heal this pain albiet slowly. When your tears fall they will also come with a smile soon as you recall the good times with your dog. After a while longer just the smile will come. Maybe when I retire I will get myself another bulldog. For now though I will just remember Louie.

Post Edited (FunGuy) : 12/25/2009 7:25:55 PM (GMT-7)


ragbag
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   Posted 12/25/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry for your loss. Anxiety, stress, lack of sleep can all make Crohn's symptoms much worse.   Try to get some extra rest and I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

Nosilla73
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   Posted 12/25/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your words of advice and encouragement. I feel much better today. Yesterday was a very bad day with extreme nausea and I would get these weird hot flashes that would leave me shaking and weak. But today I am less nauseated and only got hot and shaky one time so I am definitely better.

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/26/2009 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry for your loss of your pet. Pets are very important to us they give so much love
and ask for not much back. I am sending hugs and I hope you feel better soon.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


jeanneac
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   Posted 12/27/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. I just have four legged children and when they pass on, it really hits hard. I had two little dogs for 17 years who passed on and I still miss them very much. They were the best. I have three rescue dogs now and love them dearly. They do steal one's heart and give so much love. You don't forget them but the new dogs help ease the pain somewhat.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Sniper
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you have lost your beloved pet. They become like family to us and their loss leaves a great impact on our lives. I can only say that time will leave more fond memories of her for you to cherish. It is all too soon to think of now but in the future another pet will be a great comfort to you. They will never take the place of the one you have lost but as each of us have our own character so do the animals we love and you will find they love unconditionally .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Nosilla73
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   Posted 12/28/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all for your comments and input!

Sniper, I actually had four dogs. My two Boxers have now passed which leaves me with my wonderful Chihuahua and Chiweenie. They knew I was sad after putting Xena to sleep and each of them sat quietly in my lap while I cried and even tried to lick my tears. Dogs are so precious. Both my dogs I have now are between 5-7 years old (not exactly sure because I got one from a Chihuahua rescue and the other from the pound) so I hope I have many many years left with them.

BTW, my tummy has been a lot better as of yesterday. I still remain nauseated 24/7 and I can barely eat without being so full and more nauseous, but I have not had any diahrrea or painful bowel movements. I have been trying to drink more protein shakes so I think that has helped with my weakness, fatigue and dizziness.

xraygrrl
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   Posted 12/28/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I agree that this can throw you into a flare. I've been feeling kind of bad lately but last Tuesday, we found out our 10 year old doggie has untreatable bone cancer. My belly has been a mess since then.
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