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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,
Well here is the deal...I have been doing quite well for the past month or so, but recently I am starting to have more diarriah, loose stools, and stomach pain etc. I had an ileocecal resection in December of this year, and it took a loooong time to recover, but I was starting to feel great until about a month or so ago. I was moved back to Remicade every 8 weeks, and I definitely couldnt it make it last about week 6 I was more than needing it. So I had my last treatment on April nearly 2 weeks ago, and since I have had it I still continue to have about 6 loose stools or diarriah a day, cramping, and pain in my lower right abdomen. Its not severe, but definitely a bother, and getting me a smidge worried that I may be entering a wee flare. Please tell me if these symptoms mean possible flare in your opinion:
4-6 loose stools or diarriah a day with urgency
crampy stomach before needing to go to the restroom
fatigue, and ability to sleep all day, but sometimes have a hard time falling asleep
dull achy pain in my lower right abdomen (no appendix)
pain here and there in upper right abdomen that moves around
somewhat achey joints in knees, hips wrists
So should I call my doc about this or just let it go. I know it isnt a big deal, but I am leaving for camp (im a counselor) in another state for 3 months, and although it is a medical camp it is always best to have your own doc.
Any help would be glorious
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Remicade every 6 weeks, 6-mp, Nexium (GERD)
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines, GERD
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon

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   Posted 5/8/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohnie, I think a good basic rule is that if in doubt, call the doctor. Feeling better may be a simple matter of tweaking your medication or your diet, but you don't want to leave mild disease rumbling away, untreated. That can cause blockages and other problems.

Good luck to you. I do hope that you start to feel better soon.
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   Posted 5/8/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I agree with ivy, I would call your doctor asap.
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.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 5/8/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I think a call to your GI is needed. Does sound like you are beginning to flare. Better to catch it early and get it back under control quickly. Maybe a quick dose of Pred will get you back to normal quickly.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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 5/8/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   


Please read the three posts I made on this thread:

Consider the possibility that this might also be your problem. Call your GI and get into see him/her regarding your change in symptoms. It might be a flare OR it could be a result of the resection affecting your ability to absorb bile salts.

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