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   Posted 3/10/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
After a busy afternoon in the clinic seeing patients today, I got home and thought, "Hmm, I don't feel so good." Now, five hours later, I have a fever of 104 and a painful cough. I took 800 mg of Tylenol three hours ago and it hasn't done crap for the fever. Great, now all the immune-suppressed patients I saw today are probably going to keel over with this thing in the next two days...
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   Posted 3/10/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Sarita,  Hugs sweetie.  Can you alternate the Motrin with the Yylenol or not due to CD?

Drink fluids..............nurses call the shots.  tongue

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   Posted 3/11/2008 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarita, I am sending you a hug. Sorry you are not felling well. Make sure to drink plenty water.

Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
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 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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   Posted 3/11/2008 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better soon, Sarita! Take care and get well!



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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Sarita, you just can't catch a break! I hope you feel better soon. Don't fool around with 104 fever! if you think it's the flu, get the Tamiflu or other anti-flu meds. Take care!
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 3/11/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
so sorry. big hugs and I hope you can rest a bit. I know you have little time for such indulgences. get better soon.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you're feeling so bad, but about the patients you saw, did you wash your hands before you dealt with each of them? If so, don't worry. If not, then ... lesson learnt? You just never know what you're brewing. And it is a sad fact that the spread of most iatgrogenic illnesses are because health care workers get lazy about this basic precaution.

A question. How many times has a patient inquired about whether you have washed your hands? I think every immuno-compromised patient in an er or hospital environment should, as a rule, make that their first question, but I suspect a lot of us worry about how the question will be received.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Bell, I either washed my hands or used the alcohol gel that is ubiquitous in doctor's offices. But you're right, I can imagine this basic step is neglected in a lot of places...which is scary.

My fever went to 105 last night. I don't think I've ever had a fever that high. I haven't tried the Tylenol/Motrin combo yet, that's a good idea - the Tylenol is doing little on its own. I did e-mail my doc and he said to keep the fever down as best I can and will check on me later. Blech.
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