Hospitalized for first obstruction

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   Posted 1/30/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I was hospitalized after my first intestinal obstruction. The cat scan showed it was pretty significant. I am not on 9 mg of entocort plus my pentasa. This was two weeks ago and I am still severely bloated and my tummy is so distended I look like I am nine months pregnant. I am falling asleep throughout the day and can barely work four days a week. I am only eating chicken noodle soup and noodles. My doctor just took me off of dairy. I have bm's but it is minimal. Is this normal after an obstruction? What should I do? I am only 27 and I feel like I am barely surviving. I will accept any advice. My doctor is running blood tests tomorrow, but I don't want to end up back in the hospital. I am not in pain, I just feel like a balloon that will burst aqt any moment. Please let me know what you think and where I should go from here.
Diagnosed in 2001 with CD.

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   Posted 1/30/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi kgirlie, I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope your doctor can give you some relief from the discomfort. My prayers will be with you. You could also talk to your doctor about Remicade of Humira.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm..well first off I am sorry that you had an obstruction those babies HURT! Well when I had mine I was sent to the ER because I was doubling over in pain, but I ended up being admitted so they didnt let me leave until the obstruction had cleared. I dont think that what your describing is normal, and it sounds like you may not be completely obstructed, but maybe partially since things are moving through slowly. I would call your doc, and tell him your concerns. You may have to go back to the hospital, and I know it isnt fun, but you will feel better. Best of Luck!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Prednisone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Remicade,
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon

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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you are feeling so bad. Those obstructions hurt like the dickens. I'm glad you are seeing the doc tomorrow. If you started the Entocort 2 weeks ago it should have already started giving you some relief. Maybe Prednisone might be a better med for you to get that inflammation under control. I would stick with a low residue diet for now. You can google it and get some examples. I live on it now. I eat no red meat (very hard to digest). I eat alot of fish, chicken and turkey. No peels or seeds or anything too fibrous. Keep us posted how your doc visit goes and what your blood tests show.

God Bless
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 1/30/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Also advise no salads, potato skins, or nuts. Those items used to throw me into obstruction right away. Starting entocort can cause bloating alone. By the end of the day, my waist goes up at least a size or two.
Humira, pred and entocort 1/08
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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