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Joie1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 8/13/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, you all know I'm having issues with the center of my stomach area and it also radiates to the left abdoman directly below the bottom of the left ribcage. The pain is intensifying and I keep vomiting. No blood just more and more vomiting. I'm taking the phenergan, and trying to keep light liquids (water, popsicles, iced sweet tea) and chocolate Ensure (only one I can stand) down. I'm trying to stay hydrated but I've been vomiting continually since about 8pm last night.
 
I honestly don't know what I should do. I can't get in to see my primary doc and my appointment to see the GI isn't until Sept. 14. I don't want to go to an ER and end up hospitalized again for the potassium issues.
 
I feel a bit hopeless and I'm pretty weak. Not scary at this time but exhausted. Every time I try to even sleep (and I'm doing everything I can to comfort my body) the pain flares more or I notice it more when I'm still. I'm still able to have BMs but I'm kinda lost. I have some prednisone, do I take it and then when I see the GI, the inflammation's all gone and ta-da, nothing's wrong with me.
 
I suppose I'm just scared. Same old blasted problem that all the hospital GIs said was a mild Crohns flare but they can't actually see the area that's the problem. What should I do? I call my primary and he's going to give me phenergan even though I'm vomiting it up after twenty minutes. Golly I'm tired. Sorry if I'm rambling but I haven't slept since Thursday morning. I suppose I'm begging you all for "WHAT AM  I SUPPOSED TO DO???" I know you've all heard it before but I'm just lost and don't know what to do. I'm even having problems with my hands, shoulders and back so much that I'm barely able to type coherently. So I must apologize for all the evil lil typo demons who keep stepping on my fingers at the wrong time.
 
Please folks, help me deal with this by just being here...and anyone tell me what I should do.
29/f
Allergies and Asthma my whole life: Benadryl
Depression and PTSD after surgeries and illness of 2003 (turned out to be Crohns)
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008: Pentasa, Hyoscyamine
Fibromyalgia Dx'd: July 21, 2009: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Hydrocodone, Prenatal Vitamin

Joie1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 8/13/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Whimper whimper...why can't the pain stop and let me just SLEEP. I just tried to sleep again dernit. Like dreams but tummy hurt and had trash can ready for waking vomiting episodes. Only managed maybe an hour but I felt like I was awke whole time.
29/f
Allergies and Asthma my whole life: Benadryl
Depression and PTSD after surgeries and illness of 2003 (turned out to be Crohns)
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008: Pentasa, Hyoscyamine
Fibromyalgia Dx'd: July 21, 2009: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Hydrocodone, Prenatal Vitamin

RedSoxGirl85
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 265
   Posted 8/13/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
What type of insurance do you? I have Blue Cross Blue Shield and they have a 24/7 hotline I can call with questions and if they feel you need to go to the ER they tell you. I have also called my local ER before and asked the charge nurse a question. Could try that and they will tell you if it's bad enough that you need medical treatment now instead of waiting. Hope you feel better!!
RedSoxGirl85
50mg 6MP
10mg Prednisone
1000mg Sulfasalazine 3x Daily
50000IU Vitamin D Once a Week
Zofran ODT As Needed
100MCG/ML INJ, 1ML Cyanocobalamin B12 Every 3 Weeks
 


ivy6
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Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 8/13/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Joie, I know you don't want to go to hospital, but my opinion is that you need to be there so that you can get your medications through IV.

You can't keep on like this. You're miserable and worn down, and it's unfair of them to expecct you to stick it out until September.

I'm so sorry you're in so much trouble.

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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minou
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 140
   Posted 8/13/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
The emergency room is never fun, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. When our bodies are run down and we're tired and in pain it's difficult to admit it.

If you're vomiting that much you need to go. Your body is trying to tell you something.

*hugs*

jeanneac
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 1812
   Posted 8/13/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I know we all try to avoid the ER as much as possible but it sounds like you need to go. They can give you a shot for vomiting or a suppository if you can't keep anything down. good luck to you. Feel better soon.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, omeprazole for reflux.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA.
Currently on flagyl and it is helping. Have apt with surgeon soon

tuper
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/13/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, you need to go to the ER. It's better safe than sorry. Hang in there! ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))
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