Partial obstruction??

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leysa
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   Posted 1/26/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
So I had a horrible experience Saturday night that still has me pretty perplexed.
 
I had been feeling just fine, had dinner, and within 2 hours realized I wasn't feeling right.  An hour after that, I was pretty much laying in the bathroom praying for death.  Horrible twisting pain in my left side, crippling nausea, extreme bloat, shakes.  No fever, no D, and never did vomit, but I think that's only because I fight it so hard.  I hate throwing up.  cry
 
After about 2 hours of that, I finally managed to get a Phenegran down, as well as a Darvocet, and those alleviated it enough that I could sleep.  Was OK the next morning aside from a lot of soreness.
 
Any ideas?
 
30/f
chronic active colitis/possible Crohn's - unspecified IBD
Lialda 2x/day
Entocort 9mg 1x/day
Darvocet or Tramadol as needed


Ides
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   Posted 1/26/2010 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
No ideas what caused your sudden pain and other symptoms. I do think that you need to bring this episode to the attention of your GI doctor. If you did have a partial obstruction, next time it could be a complete obstruction which can cause serious problems. Pain is the body's signal that something is not correct. Sudden onset pain that is so intense as to cause extreme nausea and vomiting needs medical attention ASAP. Please discuss what happened with your physician!
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leysa
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   Posted 1/26/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply. I will certainly talk to my doctor about it....I'm just in between doctors right now, as the one I was seeing moved to a different institution, and I haven't seen the new guy yet.

Thanks again. :)
30/f
chronic active colitis/possible Crohn's - unspecified IBD
Lialda 2x/day
Entocort 9mg 1x/day
Darvocet or Tramadol as needed


Zanne
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   Posted 1/26/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like the type of episodes I get when I have blockages. My pain comes on suddenly. I get very bloated/distended. Usually these episodes clear on their own in 12 hours or so, for me, but we are all different. I have spoken with my doctor at length about this and we have a plan in place as to what I should do and when I need to head to the hospital.

If this is new to you, you really need to seek medical attention ASAP if it happens again. Sudden pain can be life threatening and should not be ignored or "waited out". I make sure that I am not alone, just in case I need help even though I have been dealing with this for years and we are sure it is an adhesion wrapping around my intestine and there is nothing that can be done.

Your pain could have been some thing you ate just disagreed with you and caused some intense cramping, you may have some narrowing that your meal had some trouble getting by, your intestines may have twisted up a bit and then untwisted, you may have some adhesions, but sudden pain shouldn't be ignored.

I hope you are feeling better.
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.....


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 1/26/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one before and it was agonising, my middle bloated out an extra 4"!! With waves of pain and nausea which literally brought me to my knees. That night I slept in the lounge insisting my housemates checked on me every couple of hours to make sure I was still alive (as the pain kept coming and going whenever I said right lets go to A+E it'd pass - typical!) until I got to the doctors in the morning, the doctors said it definitely wasn't a full obstruction but insisted I went in every day and strict liquids only until the pain had gone (took about 3 days) and had a list of "get to A+E NOW!" signs to look out for. Luckily it did pass and I didn't fully obstruct - they suspect I had stricturing during that flare which luckily didn't turn into scar tissue (SBFT done after the flare was clear).
Definitely worth getting checked out though, and the sooner the better from when it happens - the longer a symptom like this is left the more likely it is to turn into an emergency. Really try and keep your foods liquid/low res as a precaution.
 
 


BeeSting
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   Posted 1/29/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, this sounds like my symptoms when having a partial obstruction, for me it's typical to have those shakes as you mentioned. And the other symptoms. /Bee

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   Posted 1/29/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I get those exact ones that suzanne speaks of. no fluids, nothing until I can pass gas, then iknow I'll be okay, usually tho 8-12 hr. and can be very sore in that area the next day as well, then you have to be kind to your stomach, if you know what imean

artist guy

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