More Problems In The Morning?

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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone seem to have more problems in the a.m.?
My daughter has been having alot of pain/nausea in the morning but it tends to let up in the p.m.

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   Posted 3/4/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My symptoms were always worse in the morning - that's also when I'd have the greatest chance of an accident. I always attributed it to stress - my commute to work is an hour long....a whole hour away from the bathroom and I'd think about the day ahead..making more stress. In the pm I tend to wind down.

I'm not sure how old your daughter is, but is it possible the bus ride to school, or the upcoming pop-quiz is stressing her?
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   Posted 3/4/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I go through periods of time where my Crohn's is worst in the mornings. Then by 8am I'm good the rest of the day until the next morning. I can handle those times! It's the times when its worst in the middle of the night that makes me crazy!
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   Posted 3/4/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I hurt in the evening & then gurgle & feel horrible throughout the night, while it wakes me up in the wee hours of the morning to have a BM. Between 10 am & 4 pm is when I feel best. (but that's ony 6 hours!)

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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My pain and symptoms are mostly morning.

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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   

My hubbies sx are almost alays in the morning after his breakfast or if he has been sitting a long time.


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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm definitely at my worst in the morning. Getting my daughter to school without "issues" (Crohn's moments, I call them) is an achievement! Other than that, I try to not schedule anything before 11 or 12 if I can help it. I admire all of you with the strength to go into school/work!

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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the majority of Crohnnies suffer the most in the morning. There are a few who really have rough nights, but the majority are in the a.m. At least you know your not alone. Some comfort, huh??? :)
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 3/5/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hukleberrie said...
I hurt in the evening & then gurgle & feel horrible throughout the night, while it wakes me up in the wee hours of the morning to have a BM. Between 10 am & 4 pm is when I feel best. (but that's ony 6 hours!)


Hukleberrie, im with you I feel best mid morning till about 5 at night.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone


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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah me too...mornings suck lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

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Where does mine come from?!
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup, mornings have always been the worst for me, too.

Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
Entocort 9 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.

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   Posted 3/5/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
For me the evenings are the worst.  when i am sitting on my behind and not doing a thing.  when i am busy doing  i seem to do great.  it is the down time for me and nights.  i am usually up 1-3 times nightly.  i work 12 hours and stay moderately busy and very few b/r trips.   by the way i do not have a colon.(SP).

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   Posted 3/5/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Mornings are definitely the worst for me too! At least we're all in this together!
Battling w/ CD for 2 years...
Osteopenia in the spine caused by prednisone
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   Posted 3/5/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm like between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Pain at night and in am
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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   Posted 3/5/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Seems to be the nature of the beast with morning issues, that's when I do the most of my pooping and that's when the urgency is the most severe.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/5/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Mornings were the worst for me, but I started putting breakfast off for a few hours, and totally gave up caffeine. It seemed to help. I have something small and quick if I need to before lunch, and I get hungry, but the D has definitely subsided quite a bit. I think my guts just don't like having to wake up really quick, they would rather take their time. If I rush them, they rebel.
diagnosed 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 33f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bowel resection 9/07. Tapered off entocort 1/08 and feeling the effects with fatigue, pain, D.

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   Posted 3/5/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
It's now the main reason why I won't eat until later in the day, just makes things worse when adding food into an already active tract.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Mornings are the WORST for me!! My tummy actually wakes me up with Diarrhea every morning between 5-6am (Before I even eat anything for breakfast). I go like 4x before I head to work at 8, then I'm fine all day, until the evening around 7ish, and thats when the pain starts.

I also tend to get really nauseas in the AM, which causes a problem b/c I'm on Prednisone and HAVE to eat breakfast. Everyday is a constant battle. My dr. is trying new meds on me this week.
26 y/o, diagnosed at 25 y/o
Asacol 400mg 3 pills 3x daily
Entocort, 3 pills daily
Upset stomach daily, tired all the time (except when on Prednisone), occasional abdominal pain
Weigh loss, but scared that once I start the Entocort where will be lots of weight gain :(

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   Posted 3/8/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto, for me too, mornings are the worst.i'll go 2 or 3 times in the morning and have the urge to go till the afternoon .
 Hi I'm crohnie_boy
 33yr old boy . Diagnosed @ age 14 ileocolitis crohn's.
 Taking Pentasa 1500mg twice daily
 Try to keep smiling ,but hard sometimes

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 3/9/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm the odd one. My problems usually happen while I'm eating lunch. I don't know how many times I've had to run to the bathroom in the middle of my meal. Than it calms down in the evening. Maybe that is the reason I've never been a big breakfast eater. I subconsciously knew it would bother me. Very seldomly do I wake up in the middle of the night because of it though.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
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   Posted 3/9/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
One of the reasons that it is worse in the morning is because the ileum is usually compromised in Crohn's. And if you've had a resection and the ileo-cecal (sp?) valve has been removed, then the bile flows into the large intestine which is what causes the nausea and diarrhea
50 years with Crohn's and still going! Diagnosed in 1958.

Mark Mac
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually get woken up about 30 minutes before my alarm goes off with horrible pains in my ileo-cecal. I do some stretches to pass what gas I can, and if I'm really lucky I'll have a BM. That usually sets me up for at least an hour of lessened pain.

I told this to my acupuncturist, and she said she was not surprised as chi typically moves through the digestive tract in the morning b/t like 4 and 8. I don't know how much stock I put in her explanation, but I have been getting some moderate relief from the treatments.
Diagnosed CD in 93'. Currently taking Humira, and darvoset for pain. Also getting acupuncture and chinese herbs as well as a massage when I can afford it. 107 lb

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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm miserable in the mornings. I'm lucky that I now have a job where I work at home--which means I can run to the bathroom the many, many times I need to before early afternoon. In the early afternoon it usually gets a little better--and then gets bad again after dinner.
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