Hello all. I have been on a roller coaster ride for the past few weeks with my Chron's disease and I need some helpful advise. I was diagnosed with Chron's 2 years ago and last year I had experienced my first flare up. 3 months later, again, another flare up. After being hospitalized twice within 3 months, it made sense that Remacaide was the next step. I have had success for the past 10 months up until 3 weeks ago. I started feeling very bloated and uncomfortable along with a feeling of constipation. Day by day the symptoms would worsen a little. It's not the same feeling as a flare up (anyone who has had a flare up, knows what I'm talking about). I went to my doctor and he sent me to get a barium x-ray last week which showed a stricture in my illeum. This past Tuesday was the worst day. I couldn't stop belching and I felt like I had gained 5 pounds overnight. I went to get an urgent remacaide treatment to see if this would help relieve me but it doesn't appear that it helped. Does the remacaide need time to kick in? Is there anyone out there that knows what I'm going through. I'm a bit scared that this could be a possible blockage. I know if it gets bad enough to go to the ER but it hasn't gotten to that point. Also a concern to me is that I have been belching like I've never belched before. This has been going on for a few weeks as well. It's very strange to me. Are pain meds okay to take during all of this or could that make my condition worse?
Thank you and I would appreciate any advise.
KM in MD
Diagnosed in 2006