Spare underwear and bad mornings!

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jeanneac
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   Posted 1/25/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad that I had the idea to put some spare underwear in my glove compartment. I was traveling for work today and had a bad morning. I was stopping at every exit to use the bathroom and one time had a small leak. I am grateful it wasn't any worse or I would have turned around and gone back home. I knew I shouldn't have eaten those darn peas!! I get so angry and frustrated when this happens and wonder when (if ever) it is going to get better. I am tired of having mornings like this that get in the way of life. Even with meds and inflammation that they say is getting better, my tolerance for roughage seems to be going downhill. That doesn't make sense.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies,
low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, diovan, progesterone, lialda, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel


jesse's_girl
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   Posted 1/25/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have "back-ups" extra clothing at all of the usual places I tend to go, work, car, families houses,...ect. These can be real life-savers. I find that a small bag with an out fit and jammies and a days + worth of meds seems to fit the emergencies well. That way I don't have to worry if I need to spend the night somewhere cause I am just to tired to get home or if I have an accident.

As I understand those of us with CD my never be able to eat some roughage, but at least you know that peas are out for you, for the time being. We all have some foods that we need to stay away from. I just wonder when I will find my next one...I already know where I will find it...lol! And knowing is half the battle...right :)
Diagnosed Endometriosis 1998, Crohns 2008
Drugs: Pentasa, Entocort, B inj


grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to wear panty liners every day and keep back ups since they are so small. That way if I "leak" on the way to the bathroom, I just have to change the liner.

I cant do roughage either, and this time around chocolate HATES me! I am SO upset! How can you live without chocolate? It make EVERYTHING better!!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 14, have had minor flares throughout the years, but mostly kept in remission. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. Was on Pred. Dr. wants to try Humira...
Currently just take a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil.


jeanneac
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea, I also had some rich chocolate this weekend and think that didn't help things on top of the peas..... I think I've had some problems with rich chocolate desserts before. These were cream cheese brownie things with icing. Very rich and greasy but about twice a year, I gotta have one. Well, this past weekend, I had two. Yea, I think the mini pad idea is a good one. It beats stuffing toilet paper in your pants! I've done that before too-:)
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies,
low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, diovan, progesterone, lialda, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel


Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/26/2010 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucky Ladies can carry around spares. I too keep a change in the car but first I have to get to the car.lol I'm impressed that toilets can flush underwear. If your carefull.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


kia c.
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   Posted 1/26/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
After several "accidents" at work, I finally smartened up and carry a spare set of underwear in a ziplock bag in my work bag.  It's saved me a couple of times already.  It's gross to think of having a pair of dirty underwear in your pocketbook ... but it's better than sitting in soiled underwear all day.  
 
kia
 

Nanners
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Roughage many times is not a Crohnies friend. I know I have to limit it. Peas don't like me either.
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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!
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jeanneac
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   Posted 1/26/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems that my tolerance for roughage has gone downhill this year despite a better report on the scope and biopsy. The CT scan was still showing quite a bit of inflammation. I am gonna ask my PCP what she thinks about this discrepancy. I love veggies and may have to start juicing for the vitamins and minerals.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies,
low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, diovan, progesterone, lialda, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel


misspriss82
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   Posted 1/27/2010 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
oh I am so glad I read your post this morning! It makes me feel better about my morning today!

I woke up with D (nothing out of the ordinary for me), but then I was in the shower and basically had to run out naked and soaking wet and barely made it to the toilet. THEN to make matters worse, I started vomiting. I finally got ready for work and made it half way there when I had to pull over and throw up again! I gave up... called in to work and told them I wasn't coming in today. I can't take it anymore!!!! It wasn't anything I ate either! argh!
27y/o, diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 25 y/o
Asacol 400mg 3 pills 3x daily
Entocort, 3 pills daily
Upset stomach daily, occasional abdominal pain and sometimes mysterious rashes


jeanneac
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   Posted 1/27/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry you had such a bad day! Most of the time, all I have is the d and not vomiting. I swear if I didn't have the spare underwear the other day, I would have turned around and gone home. However, I was closer to my destination than home. I just get SO angry and upset when this happens. It often takes a little while for things to get moving with me, so it often happens when I am in the car and that's the worst. That's what the forum is for. Are you feeling any better yet? I hope so! It's like the medicine can't work fast enough for me, so I hope it works better for you.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies,
low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, diovan, progesterone, lialda, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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