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TeachingAngel
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/30/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
hello everyone,
after a brief hospital stay this summer and a few weeks off from work.  i started feeling way better.  still unable to get my remicade (3 months now) due to a crazy abscess we've been trying to shrink with antibiotics, but on lialda and feeling ok.  so i've been back at work (i'm a teacher) for 3 weeks now and friday my stomach went berserk!  i've been in bed all weekend, even took percocet while i was at work and i never do that.
 
the thing is, my stomach feels as if there are snakes swimming around in it.  and don't let me start on the noises coming from there.  it's quite painful, i can't imagine it's just gas, which is what i first thought.  and of course there is the diarrhea that comes along with this.  i don't know what to do.  i just saw my gi on wednesday, and i felt fine "then".  i just shot him an email hopefully i'll get a response first thing in the morning.  but the "snakelike" feeling is what's bothering me, it just came from nowhere.  what do you all think.  i'd hate to go to work like this again...

ckmom
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
hmm, when i had blockage in my small intestine it always sounded like a fish tank- lots of gurgling and pain and cramping after i would eat. If I were you I would try and stay on a liquid diet for a few days and get plenty of rest. If the pain doesn't improve and/or you have a fever, I would take a trip to the emergency room. They will run some tests to see if you have a blockage. Good luck, and hope you feel better soon!

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Why don't you have the abscess drained?

TeachingAngel
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
having the abscess drained is the next step. it's internal, got another ct scan scheduled this week to see if there's been any progress. if not, draining it is.

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Where is the abscess located? Mine were all internal also...they were rectal, and you couldn't see anything from the outside, but I certainly could feel the pain. I have all mine drained in the or. I tried the antbiotic thing in the beginning of getting abscesses, but it never worked, so I don't even mess around with it now. They don't interfere with my remicade schedule because it is part of the disease.

TeachingAngel
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
they've been calling it peri-rectal and i am ready to go ahead and get rid of it. i had really bad lower back (actually from hip to hip) pain when it first came into play. is it outpatient?

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am in and out the same day. I used to get general anesthetic, but now I just have them use drugs through my iv, like for a scope. That way, I feel better aftrwards. Once it is drained, you feel so much better. My last one I had drained was a year ago, and I was back to working out a week later.
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