does anyone have trouble bending/stretching or laying on their stomach?

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dustspeck
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   Posted 9/17/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
i have crohn's in the terminal ileum. i have not been able to lay on my stomach for months now, it hurts right in the upper center of my abdomen if i do. also, i can't crouch/bend down for very long. and when i stretch, if i put my arms back too far, same thing. it's always that same area that hurts, hardly ever does my right side hurt, i mean, nothing even comparable to the pains i get in my upper center abdomen. it's been exceptionally worse lately. my whole abdomen is so puffed up i feel that if i was poked hard enough my intestines would shoot out like silly string! just want to know if that's normal (what the heck IS normal with this disease!?). i have been pretty good sticking to the low residue foods since my popcorn incident, but it feels like after i eat my food stays high in my gut. almost like i over-ate. i feel like i am going to turn into a giant blueberry like violet in willy wonka and the chocolate factory sad

any input would be sincerely appreciated!

Ohana
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   Posted 9/17/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I know just the pain you mean - in the middle upper abdomen. In fact, I just posted a question about it a while back. I also have TI Crohn's and have been told that the mid abdomen thing could be just swelling caused by CD or reflux. I do take Protonix twice a day for reflux and this seems to help that bloating/soarness a bit. Sometimes it's better and sometimes not. Doesn't seem to matter what I eat. Bending down also gives me pain and stretchy feeling in my right lower side (TI area).

Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)


gachrons
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   Posted 9/18/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't laid on my stomach for years what kind of Bm's are you having ?Hopefully things will work better soon I would look up info on the TI and see what they are saying on that part of the digestive track there are so many different parts in there. lol gail

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/18/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
ohana - i think i may have replied to your post :) that is intersting about the protonix, i see a lot of people on here taking that. i do get heartburn quite often and i take zantac 150 almost daily. but that would be super if it helps with the bloating. this is just very uncomfortable and i can't wear some of my work clothes :P

dustspeck
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   Posted 9/18/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
hi gail. right now i am having 1 bm every day or every other day. huge improvement from 5-6 d bms a day! it almost seems like i am not going enough?

yogaprof
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   Posted 9/18/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
oh, yes, I can feel it there all the time. I say it feels like I am sleeping on a bag of sand. I practice yoga daily and teach, too, and can twist much farther to the left than the right as my stomach hurts too much.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and imipramine...living with pain, but doing ok.


dustspeck
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   Posted 9/18/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
yogaprof, i have not been very active for the last few months due to pain. maybe yoga is something i should try as it seems it would be easier on me. thanks for the input :)

yogaprof
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   Posted 9/18/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
yoga is wonderful. as I always say, it helps us feel loving to our bodies instead of feeling like our bodies are the enemy. take care.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and imipramine...living with pain, but doing ok.

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