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chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/21/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had abdonminal pain since wednesday afternoon with no relief,sometimes it gets really sharp other times it is a dull pain (but always there). I have percocet for pain but they don't seem to be doing anything. My last bm was yesterday morning. I have had heating pads on it but nothing seems to be working. does anyone have any ideas?? I was forced to come to work today and feel like I am going to cry. any suggestions would be great

Barbz
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   Posted 9/21/2007 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello I hope you start to feel better soon. I would call the gi if i was you. I know when i had a blockage it hurt all the time. I would seriously call the doctor. Good luck and i hope you feel better soon. Barb

Nanners
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   Posted 9/21/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you passing any gas or stool? Are the pains similar to labor pains? i.e. The pain comes in waves every few minutes. Are you nauseous or feel like you are going to throw up? The reason I ask is these are signs of a blockage. If all of the above are happening, you really should head to the ER. Especially with the Percoset not working. If not, I would still call the doc, pain is a signal that there is something wrong. Let us know how your doing. God Bless.
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.


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/21/2007 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I am passing gas but not stooland when the pain is bad I get nauseas but have not vommited

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/21/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi chelsea_doll,
Sorry you are not feeling well. I would also recommened going to the ER. It sounds like you have a
blockage.
TBW
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/21/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I got ahold of my GI's office and they want me to go to th ER because he is busy all morning. That was after they asked me of I could wait until my appointment on monday

Nanners
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   Posted 9/21/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Chelsea_Doll. Hopefully its not a full blockage just a partial and they are able to clear with IV fluids and bowel rest. Along of course with their really GOOD pain meds. Keep us posted and I will definetly keep you in my prayers.
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.


yogaprof
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   Posted 9/21/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually try a couple shots of Milk of Mag.
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 preparing to begin Humira.


Matthew
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   Posted 9/21/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Kidneystone? Stricture? Whatever, get to the ER if you are having problems that bad.
Here is a <HUG> & I hope you feel better & whatever it is is just a passing nuisance.

Sincerely,
Matthew

gachrons
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   Posted 9/21/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you make out ok at er let us know how it is going we are here for you .Best Wishes.lol gail

chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/22/2007 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone thanks for all ur kind words. I went to the ER yesterday to be told that nothing is wrong with me... I am apparently not even flaring. They gave me  a CT scan even though I explained that problems don't usually show up on my CT's ( even chrohns didn't show up on there I had to have a colonoscopy) The DR just told me to go home and keep taking my pain pills.

JudyK89
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   Posted 9/22/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Nice doctor!! I am living proof that obstructions and all kinds of other things don't show up on a CT scan. Sometimes if you have a really good GI, they can go look at the scan in person and see things the radiologist may have missed.

Make sure you make an appointment with your GI, hopefully the one who understands that you need more testing and possibly some medications to get you through until then.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/24/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I saw my GI today...sort of. I for about half an hour beofre his nurse came in to ask me questions... then fianlly another 20 minutes later he came in told me to make sure I get my remicade and went to leave. I have missed alot of work lately with being sick and told him this and asked for a note. His response was "Oh well what can you do!!!!" I am so frustrated with him right now!!!

JudyK89
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   Posted 9/24/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Did he give you the note? Did he give you more pain meds? Did he talk to you about how to deal with this until the Remicade kicks in?

You don't say what meds you're on, have you already been on Remicade?

Sounds like you'll have to try a soft or liquid diet for a while until the symptoms resolve, if they resolve.

Has your doctor always treated you like this? Maybe he thinks you've already been through it, and understand that you just have to deal with episodes like this?

I hope you get some relief, but in the mean time, unless this was an unusual appointment, I would start looking for another GI. Maybe one who will take some time to talk to you and figure out a game plan. At least one who will discuss his game plan with you.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 9/24/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on remicade before but I am a month past due for my infusion. He never examines me I sit in a chair at his desk and he asks questions

JudyK89
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   Posted 9/24/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe the fact that you're past due with the Remicade is the reason you had your problem? Why were you past due?

My doctor always examines me, although I'm not sure what he gets from that exactly. I once had a doctor that never examined me, spent all his time telling me how lucky I was to have him as a doctor. By the time I changed my insurance and saw a real doctor, I was so sick I had to have an ostomy that turned out to be permanent, there were no other alternatives.

You at least need a doctor who will discuss what's happening to you and what the plan is and if he thinks the plan needs to change. He/she should also listen to you, and answer any questions you may have, and respect you enough to discuss things in an educated manner.

I vote that you either tell him you want more out of your appointments or look for a new GI. At the very least,, have a type written list of questions next time. If he doesn't have time to answer them all, give him the list and tell him you'll be expecting a phone call or answers in the mail.

Good luck with your Remicade infusion, I hope it helps your symptoms.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


nazeha
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   Posted 9/24/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
you should totally find a new doctor!
Maya
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
Just got off of Entocort (too many side effects) and Cipro. I'm now trying the Maker's Diet as well as a bunch of vitamins and probiotics. Let's hope this helps a bit!
This site is great for support.
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Krysta
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   Posted 9/24/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I would think that being one month past due for the remicade would affect you negatively. He doesn't sound like he really cares about your concerns. Did you explain to him the pain, the constipation and nausea?
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


curley
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   Posted 9/24/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I swear there in nothing worse than a doctor that act's like they don't give a you know what.I hope things get better and if they don't call your GI again and if all elase fails go back to the ER and tell them that you have crohns and that something is not right and you are not leaving untill something is done.
Curley
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