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Azstrait
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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone been successful just going to a liquid diet when you suspect the abdominal pain you have may be a partial obstruction. I have been trying to cope with ongoing cramping and I don't want to end up in the hospita,l although I am afraid that is where I might end up anyway.  I just had my last Remicade infusion Sat. Sept 1st and this past Wednesday I had a hamburger for dinner and the first cramping started 2 hours later. Do any of you take prescription medicine for flare-ups that help control moderate pain?
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix


Nanners
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   Posted 9/10/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Percoset for the bad pain. But if you suspect a blockage I would be careful taking meds like that as they can be constipating and could cause more problems for you. Are you able to have a BM or pass gas? If so, you probably don't have an obstruction. But if you can't you are better off heading to the ER. Good Luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Azstrait
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   Posted 9/10/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have passed a little gas and have had mostly diarrhea. What's weird is the pain is ongoing and to the right of my navel and very tender to touch that area. It is worse after I eat so I put myself on a liquid diet of Ensure and Popsicles, etc. The last time I had a blockage I ended up in the hospital. I couldn't sleep or eat and the pain was worse. I am praying that I don't have to go the the ER but will if it gets worse and doesnt settle down soon. Thanks for your help. Amy
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix


Roni
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
The ensures and popsicles might not help if your having a bad flare. Sugar and all that artificial garbage is not good for us crohnies. Try going on a pureed well cooked veggie, fruit, meat diet. Or buy organic baby food. It's more nutritious and may help with healing.

Azstrait
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roni thanks for the ideas. I will definitely try what you suggested. I don't really have an appetite either which is pretty normal for me with the cramping etc. I can function so for now it is pretty moderate.
42 yrs, diagnosed Crohn's 1988, 2 bowel resections, 1 strictureplasty, 1 botched exploratory surgery, 1 emergency surgery for ruptured ulcer, Remicade every 8 wks, Immuran 100 mg, Protonix


gachrons
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I got put on pred. when I had mine and I know the pain was pretty bad even on the pain meds they gave me in the hospital.I am not one for messing with obst. it might be mechanial if you do have one shouldn't they find out where it is ?Where was your last one?Not much help but hoping you feel better soon and the ensure is great for keeping up some nutrition.lol gail
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