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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 11/17/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all! My name is Sara. I have had Crohn's for almost the last ten years. I've had ridiculous back pain on a daily basis for as long as I can remember. I recently had a temporary ileostomy put in and while it's reduced some of my Crohn's pain the surgery site is extremely painful. I have extra-intestinal Crohn's complications (arthritis, dehydration, anemia). Yet the doctors don't seem to want to help me manage my pain at all except to tell me to take tylenol. I don't have any medical insurance and I'm sure that plays a lot into it. Does anyone have any suggestions to natural or homeopathic remedies for pain? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm reduced to almost tears on a nightly basis due to my pain! Thank you all in advance.

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   Posted 11/17/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
nice to meet you, sure wish it was under better circumstance than chronic pain.
on the Dr. Oz show he mentioned soaking raisins in Gin, till all the gin gets absorb
(takes about a week, then store in air tight container and eat up to only 9 per day, also
some also said sour cherry juice (tart cherries I suppose) can help with pain, there are
several topical creams you can try such as aspercream or gels, work those into your skin.
Hope this might help. Most of this is for Arthritis pain relief, mention to your doctor that your
surgery site is still sore, that could mean an infection...
Healing hugz and hopes you can get a low pain day soon...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/18/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey BB,
    I sure hope you can find a good pain management doctor at your local university hospital. Often times the university hospitals offer insurance (only to see doctors / specialists within the University hospitals themselves) on sliding scale fees and many time nearly free. It might be worth your time to look into. This might help..
    Here is an herbal remedy for inflammation. I am unsure if ti will have bad reactions with your Chrons though. It can be found in pill and topical gels.

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