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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/17/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with CD about 2 months ago. Prior to being diagnosed I had no pains and was lucky they found my CD. My doctor started me on Entocort and Pentasa and ever since I started my meds I get some little sharp pains in my stomach. Sometimes the pain is very minor and other times it can disrupt my day for a little bit. My doctor says that my meds do not have any side effects that can cause these pains and it could be that my CD is flaring. Funny thing is that I only have the pains throughout the day while I'm taking my pills. I don't have any pains while I'm sleeping or as soon as I wake up in the morning. Could the meds be causing my pains?

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/17/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Crohns inflammation can cause you to get those spasmy cramps. I remember those cramps when first diagnosed and they sucked. Now the Pentasa gave me more diarrhea and upset my stomach some. I switched to Asacol and that stopped. The Entocort I don't think is causing your issues, but sometimes Pentasa doesn't agree with everyone. Maybe you can talk to your GI about trying a different 5ASA med (Pentasa like meds). Good luck!
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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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