stomach turning... remedy?

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minou
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   Posted 3/30/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I get a curve-ball...

I'm on a business trip and my tummy is not having it. I've been eating very little to try and get though it, but people are starting to notice. And besides, it's important to eat, right? : )

My stomach keeps turning and turning and I constantly feel like I have to go. I don't have D, but little bloody stools, all day long. Tomorrow I'll be working outside most of the day so I have to nip this is the bud. Not sure what to do...

Since it's not D, I'm worried that if I take Imodium it will just block me up.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Nanners
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   Posted 3/30/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have any type of nausea meds?  I use Zofran and it really settles my tummy without me getting drowsy.  Hope that helps a little.
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ivy6
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   Posted 3/30/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Buscopan might help.

Ditto anything mint or ginger (e.g. teas); *flat* lemonade or ginger ale / ginger beer.

I find that chocolate helps when I am feeling like this. I'm not sure why.

Good luck - I hope you can get through the rest of the trip without feeling too ill.

Ivy.

ps. Do you have any rectal meds on hand? I'm wondering if some Colifoam or similar might help with the bleeding.
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Nanners
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   Posted 3/30/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy's ideas about the teas are right on! I forgot all about that. If you can find peppermint tea, or chamomile tea those are really good too. If you can get some broth that might help too, to give you a little something in your tummy! I am jealous of Ivy though, if I am sick like you, the chocolate will make it worse for me. Lucky Ivy:)
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"*

minou
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   Posted 4/2/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your replies. I ended up going with Pepto Bismol and it worked out pretty well. The glass at wine at dinner that night helped me relax too...

I already take cortifoam and salofalk, but they don't always help when I'm stressed. And flying always seems to aggravate my symptoms. Green and peppermint teas are good, but I don't find they're 100% reliable when I need them to be.

I had a nice chat with a friend of my Mom's tonight who's had Crohn's for 28 years. It's nice to get validation that you're not crazy and that life with this disease isn't easy. It's nice to talk with someone who has similar stories.

We are strong people, us Crohnies. Go Crohnies Go!

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
When my Crohn's was REALLY active I was nauseated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For two and a half very miserable years. Fortunately, at the time I was only a sub rural letter carrier so didn't have to work much more than one day at time.

Its weird, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for others, but the ONLY thing that alleviated the nausea was - a root beer float!!!

Or phenergan. But phenergan knocks me on my can and puts me to sleep or having to FIGHT to stay awake. No way I could have delivered mail w/even 1/2 a tab of phenergan. Bless those rootbeer floats!!!!
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