Bloating and Crohns

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   Posted 7/29/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am very bloated with my crohn's flare.  I had a CT scan with contrast that showed no obstruction but inflammation in my terminal ileum and a sigmoid scope showed 2 ulcers in my rectum.  I also have a RV fistula.  I have never been swollen like this all over my stomach up to my breast bone.  I feel like I did when I was pregnant.  I also hurt right above my rib cage above stomach but they want do a upper GI because they said even if it is crohns there of an ulcer I am being treated and just increased my Prevacid to bid.  Don't understand... I have not had D since Sat but I also stopped eating after Mon until today.  I thought that might be the reason but Sun I was swollen too just not this bad.  Thanks for any suggestions.  
35 yo--Crohns since 2000, Granuloma cysts in mouth-oral surgery X2 in 2000, Fistula colon 2006, Rectovaginal Fistula 2008, 2 Ulcers Rectum, Joint pain. Kidney Stones. Dx with Migraines in 2002 and Ovarian Cysts with Endometrosis 2001.  Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and IC in 2008.  Now receiving Cimzia, Topamax 300mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg daily, Prevacid 30mg, Maxalt, Vicodin as needed, Fish Oil, and Multivits   

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   Posted 7/30/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
that sounds awful! how are you today? have you had an bms? I have no suggestions, but if this is a new bloating perhaps you need to call the doc or go to er. take care
49 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 7/31/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I can relate to your bloating I just came out of a very short remission and I have been so bloated and nfeeling like I also am 9 months pregnant. They did a CT Scan and told me that I had fluid around my liver and I was distended with gas I have tried Gas X ANd multiple antacids and gas products but cant get relief either. And all my Drs of course are on Vacation,I dont get it !!!!!!
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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   Posted 7/31/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you are reacting to something you are taking. I am guessing that it is your stomach that is swollen and not just from gas? Since you were fasting, maybe it is one of your meds? You need to get it checked.

ALI9 - if it is your lower gut that is filled with gas, that is likely from bacterial action on undigested starches or sugars. Try eliminating them all for a while to test that idea.

Post Edited (Keeper) : 7/31/2008 11:59:03 PM (GMT-6)

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