when to call MD?

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   Posted 3/11/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I read often but dont usually post. I was feeling pretty good until about 6 weeks ago when I started to have just a little bit of pain and nausea and diarrhea about 3 times in the morning. Now it is just with a "nauseaus" feeling in my gut with diarrhea about 5 times per day worse in the morning. Part of me knows this is not normal but part of me is in some sort of denial keep thinking it will just go away. I know this my sound stupid but should I call the GI doctor. I am on Colazol 3 tabs 3 times per day so I dont know what else he will do and I am scared to death of tests. Does anyone else deal with this denial and trying to pretend it will just go away?

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   Posted 3/11/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
i deal with the denial often. And i will tell you from experience, ur denial could cause things to end up being worse than they have to be. I believe thats how i ended up with this ileostomy. When in doubt, call ur doc. u may be surprised to find that its something minor if n e thing at all. But please dont put it off. You dont want to give whatever it is time to get worse
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!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
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 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Please call your doc! I was in "denial" last year and it ended me in the hospital. I almost lost my intestines, and I was on TPN for a week. Please please please call your doc so things don't get worse!

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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I would call your physician and make an appointment for a medical screening exam. If it does not feel right to you, trust your instinct. :)

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 3/11/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I don't know...I think if you have Crohn's and you're experiencing a flare, diarrhea, even several times, in the morning IS normal, isn't it? Definitely a question to pose your GI since he'll know you best.

I take the same dose of Colazal you do. I was in remission for about 4 years and just recently have been getting sick again. It started with more bowel movements during the day and early morning; for a few weeks now the bowel movements have been waking me up in the middle of the night which isn't a good sign so I decided to finally call my GI. I still haven't heard back from him. That was on Thursday last week and I would call back today but I've actually been feeling better since Friday! Go figure. Actually, better than I have in 2 months! So I don't know what the heck is going on.

For ME, the issues I've been having start with a crampy feeling right at the top of my small intestine and its soon followed by diarrhea. I also have a somewhat nauseous stomach. It's the same feeling I once had when I was first diagnosed with HPylori. I was later diagnosed with Crohn's. They gave me an antibiotic for the Hpylori and the pain and diarrhea went away. So I'm certain the HPylori infection is back. Sometimes with it, even if I just roll over at night, or turn around certain way the upper pain hits and the D comes quickly.

I HAVE been drinking a lot more water than normal since last week and just today I read an article that says drinking lots of water can dilute the HPylori bacteria! Sounds crazy but I DO feel better...gotta ask my own GI about that one!

I definitely agree with the others that you should go see your GI. Don't worry about it, though. It might simply be an overload of small bowel bacteria you've got going on and nothing more serious and an antibiotic will clear your symptoms right up. Don't wait and don't worry about tests. Your doc might not even have to do any on you! :)
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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