Did not sleep much last night, ended up in ER

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

EruditePaul
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 266
   Posted 8/9/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone:
 
I do not post much here, since my Crohn's has been fairly quiet.  Yesterday I ate 2 corns for lunch and went to a park with my family.  Everything was fine.  On my way home before dinner time, I was hungry and thirsty.  So I bought and drank a bottle of cold Coke.  That made my stomach full.  But I still managed to eat my regular dinner.
 
From 8 or 9 PM, I started having moderate abdominal pain.  about 3 AM this morning my abdominal pain did not go away, and I started feel very nauseous, though I did not vomit.  The pain and nausea kept me awake for most of the night.  For a short period of time, I was sweating and almost passed out.  I called my primary doctor's hotline and the attending physician asked me to go to the ER.
 
At ER, the doctor asked me to have an abdominal CT scan, which I declined, because it is not only expensive, but will create a lot of radiation exposure.   But I did have the abdominal X-Ray and blood test, both of which came back normal.  At the time I left ER, I felt a lot better.  I came to work with very sleepy eyes.  Maybe I should be more careful with what I eat or drink in the future, especially cold bottled Coke.  
 
 

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail.  Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.


Equestrian Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3110
   Posted 8/9/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I bet those two ears of corn blocked things up pretty good!! The coke might have been a good idea to move things along!

I have fond memories of puking the day after I ate one corn on the cob:( lol!

Glad you are feeling better today!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/9/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
For almost every single crohnie in the world if we ate corn we would wind up in the ER too! Its amazing what this veggie does to our delicate intestines. Corn in any form is BAD at least to most of us. It usually takes me a day or two to work it out of me. Hope you get feeling better soon. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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"*

EruditePaul
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 266
   Posted 8/9/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
OHIO76: the ER doctor did say that two ears of corn were likely the cause of my partial blockage, since I have strictures in my small bowel.  But I had eaten corns before with not much problem.  Maybe my Crohn's has changed.  Also, a large amount of carbonated water in the Coke can make me feel very full and bloated because of the gas in it. 

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail.  Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/9/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Paul I still put my money on the corn. It use to be that I could eat it on the rare occasion and not have issues. But all of sudden I can't eat it all. I don't think the coke did it, I still believe 100% it was the corn in your case.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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"*

EruditePaul
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 266
   Posted 8/9/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners:  Thank you for sharing your experience.  You are a valued member here.  Hope other memebers can learn from our experience.

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail.  Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.


flowery
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 8/9/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I'm sure it was the corn! I can't have ANY corn....even if I eat corn chips...it comes up (gerd/vomit) on me for days.
Such a Bummer toooo....love corn and miss it.
Crohns, Diabetes type 2, Fibro, (Depression and Anxiety..who wouldn't?) Back surgery on herniated L-4 L-5 and S-1. Total of 13 surgerys!


Imran 200 mlg, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Amitriptlyne, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/9/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so with flowery, my most favorite veggie of all "corn" and I cant have it. At least you got to enjoy those 2 ears Paul before they later attacked you. I get so bummed this time of year when the sweet white corn on the cob comes out. It looks sooooo delicious, but I know it wouldn't be worth it in the end. But so yummy!! Hope your tummy eases soon Paul. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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"*

Irishmom4
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 8/9/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
My last obstruction was very similar..... corn on the cob and a can of diet pepsi. I was roller blading in the park with my family and as soon as I stopped exercising it hit me like a brick. After my resection surgery I can now have half an ear of corn but I don't dare drink any soda. I hope you get some rest!!
Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol,  Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.
 

chico41
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 8/9/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I can feel your pain.  I cannot eat corn either.  No veggies for me.  Everything that is good for you, you can't eat.  I really want to eat some corn on the cob, but i know what to expect.  So i WILL NOT do it. 

Matthew
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3932
   Posted 8/10/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Am I the only Crohnie that can actually eat corn, even caramel corn, without major repurcussions? Well, that is one thing i feel good about at least! LOL

Matthew

Djin
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 265
   Posted 8/10/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Well...  I can eat cake made with corn powder!

But NO corn on the cob or POPCORN!!!!!     My first surgery was due to a popcorn dinner - a suicide thing for a cronhie.

 


Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)
 
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 9:42 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,950 posts in 300,977 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151137 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Country girl2.
270 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Fairwind, poohcheez, otheym432


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer