Another partial obstruction question...

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imissicecream
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   Posted 3/29/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
So, it started last night after I ate dinner. I had pain that was about a 9 on the pain scale, so I took a vicodin...well, that made my pain go down to a dull roar (at some points, the pain was back up to a 9). My stomach was distended by over 4 inches...I looked pregnant. I was vomiting, which is very rare for me- I haven't vomited for over three years.
My boyfriend started freaking out because he knows that I never vomit and that my stomach should not look like that. There was no bowel sounds, no passing gass. So, he took me to the ER.
They gave me some super pain meds (they tried to give me an NSAID, but I practically ripped the bag from her hand before she put the IV in). They did some blood work and x-rays, told me they found nothing and sent me on my merry way with some zofran and a shot of dilaudid.
They have NEVER been able to see my Crohn's on x-rays (with no barium or contrast even!) or CT scans...
I'm still in pain this morning. My stomach is still bloated and I'm still nauseous.
Should I go back to the ER? Or I could just go to my family doctor and have him admit me because this pain is nearly unbearable...
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Currently taking: Entocort 6mg
Off nearly all meds so the doctor can re-evaluate my diagnosis. Ugh.


Nanners
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   Posted 3/29/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
When I had my first obstruction they did much the same as they did you, and then sent me home. I felt better for a little bit the next day, but then the pain came right back to where it was. I went back to the ER, and they finally admitted me and found that I was infact obstructed. I say if the pain is that bad, go back. Good luck and keep us posted. Hugs!
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!
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ALgirl
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/29/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Contact your doctor!  My GI told me when I had a partial obstruction that if I started vomiting to go to the ER immediately.

Diagnosed w/ Crohn's 2010
Current meds: Pentasa, prednisone taper


Zanne
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   Posted 3/29/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Call your Doctor and head to the ER. Your doctor should tell the ER to admit you. Keep us posted and I hope you get this sorted out and feeling better soon.
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.....


imissicecream
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 157
   Posted 3/29/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to see my family doctor in an hour. He'll probably admit me. I also left a message for my GI (he's in Cleveland...I'm an hour away) and his office said he would be calling me tonight. Hopefully I can get all of this moving quickly so I don't have to wait months feeling like this.
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Currently taking: Entocort 6mg
Off nearly all meds so the doctor can re-evaluate my diagnosis. Ugh.

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