When was the last time you had a scope to see what's going on in your intestines? In my opinion, a second opinion from another GI might just start you over at square one...they may want to try the same Rx you've already tried, run same blood tests, etc.
I agree with frankj, this is your body-your life, you need to tell you GI how much pain you are in, voice your frustrations until he takes you very seriously. If you have been in the hospital several times because of obstructions it's time to try something drastic. I alot of CD sufferers have had great success with Remicade, it might just be your saving grace. If nothing else is working it just might be worth a try...maybe the Remicade with a low dosage of steroids might control the inflammation enough to give you relief.
openly with your GI, it's their job to help you, make sure they do.
Please take care and know we are all here for you!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)