Strange question...but....I was diagnosed w/Crohn's in 2003. Controlled it with meds & Remicade. Had my first child in January 2007. Now since July have been having horrible pains in my abdominal area. It bloats up like I'm 5 months prego. Which I'm not. It's not gas since I'm not belching or well any of the special things that come w/the Crohn's. LOL Comes in waves. Happens for about 1-2 minutes, my heart starts racing and i break out into a sweat after a few minutes it goes away. Then another and another and so forth for about 10-15 minutes. Brings me to my knees now. Its unbearable at times. Other times, I pick up my child to carry her somewhere. I can't walk more than 10 feet w/o having to sit down. My feet become heavy, my knees are weak. My hips are numb and on fire. I sit down and a few minutes later am ready to walk again. That's not constant but does happen maybe once to twice a day. I'm dizzy all the time to the point where it affects my driving sometimes. I get scared to get behind the wheel. I was recently thru the ER which a round of blood tests and CT scans for them to tell me there is nothing wrong. I'm telling them I'm in pain, I'm in tears but nothing is wrong? I've had two rounds of anti-biotic's and prednisone and still the same. On and off the meds. What next? My primary doc suggested doing a bone scan due to the prednisone usage, and another round of lab work to rule out arthritis, lupus...etc. Then what? How do I manage the pain, You can't tell a 1 year old to hold on while mommy's pain passes....what happens from here? Who or what should I ask my doctors to do? I'm at a loss at this point. I've been telling them for months I'm in pain and they keep saying we'll deal w/that at the next appointment. They're concerned w/my weight. Which is another subject. I'm 5'5" and 103 lbs. B/c I can't eat b/c of the abdominal pain...but they don't listen...any suggestions???
p.s. sorry for the rant...but helps to get off ur chest sometimes...but please suggestions are wanted for the doc's