hi there. i always post in the crohn's forum but maybe you can help shed some insight...
i have had crohn's for 22 years but for the past 2 have been having a sever flare...constant pain of 4 or so on a scale of 1-10
but when i go to the bathroom (and other times as well) the pain gets so bad i throw up.
i've gone to the er twice- they gave me morphine -- very strange drug and then percocets to take home.
my GI refuses to prescrive pain meds so i am going to a pain clinic on Tues.
The percocets I have been taking definitely help- as long as i have taken one then the pain does not get to the level where i throw up- don't get me wrong it still hurts very badly but it's manageable.
what can i expect from the pain clinic doc? do they usually just prescrive meds or are there other methods they use to treat chronic pain?
it's been a rough stretch and i don't like taking more meds then i have to but quality of life is certainly an issue and being doubled over at work puking in the bathroom daily can only go on for so long...
any insight would be appreciated. thanks so much!!!!
35 year old male living in AZ. Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred. still taking Asacol. Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.