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   Posted 5/9/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
What's your clue that you're really feeling bad?

Personally, I know I must really be feeling bad when I start fantasizing about how comfortable hospital beds are and how enticing the thought of "bowel rest" sounds. They hook you up to an IV, throw you some chicken broth and you don't have to eat! Sounds fab to me right now.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 5/9/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, had those thoughts too!! and I hate hospitals...

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

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   Posted 5/9/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am thinking you"re reading my mind from when I was bad and the hospital was certainly about the only choice I had after a week I get a little tired of it all though.By reading your post it sounds like your not doing so good. I usually headed for emerg. when it started to be a G.. night and didn't know what to do anymore A person can be a hard nut to crack sometimes. lol gail

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   Posted 5/9/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
When I start thinking that every four weeks isn't often enough to see my doctor and fantasizing about running into her and having a consult in the grocery store.

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   Posted 5/9/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
When everything hurts and I can't figure out if I should lay down or stay sitting up or even standing. Then it's time to head to the E.R. and go to la-la land for a while.

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   Posted 5/9/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
(moved from another thread by Celey's request)

Celey said...
I hate the hospital... try to avoid it at all costs... but... when I'm feeling really bad...

I think about the hospital, too... and how nice it would be to receive quick-acting pain medicine to get rid of the pain...

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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I know its getting really bad when I can't remember my name anymore. When I don't have the strength to think let alone answer a simple question...I know its time to head to the hospital.
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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   Posted 5/11/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I know its getting when i can think about what I need to do and either don't do it are i do the oppisite.
55yrold female.dx.ibs in 1981,cd in 1987,multipl surg.on 6mpand entocort.

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   Posted 5/11/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel for all of you because that's exactly where I am right now. I don't tell my BF though because he just seems to worry all that much more. I just grin and bear and take lots of hot baths to soothe my tummy. I hate going to the emerg because I feel like the doctors are wondering why i was going in so many times, kind of like a person who wants attention for every little problem they have, but I actually do have all the problems I go in for. It was to the point where I was going in once or twice a month. For UTI's and other severe problems that arose. I also feel bad for asking for pain relief because I feel like I'm weak and can't handle the pain because it probably isn't as bad as I think it is. I always wonder if it's all in my head. It's been quite awhile since I went into emerg. I like to stay away from it unless absolutley necessary. The last time I went was this last January for blood clots when I was pregnant. I ended up staying 4 days. I didn't realize how bad it was until they let me go home with a prescription of needles twice a day for 6 weeks. It would have cost me around 4 grand if the government wouldn't have kicked in.
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)

not creative
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   Posted 5/11/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
My problem right now is I cannot afford to go to the hospital; I'm in my last weeks of school and I work and don't have a lot of time saved up. Also, I have a vacation to Chicago in June that I really don't want to miss because we're going there to inter my grandfather's ashes. I want nothing more than to be in the hospital right now on bowel rest but I just can't and it totally sucks.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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