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   Posted 8/25/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, stupid in my house is a naughty word.  I'm sorry doctors....
I went to the OB/GYN today and he said "It doesn't sound like endo, it sounds bowel to me".  The gastro said "it doesn't seem like crohn's to me, it seems more pelvic".  No tests, no nothing!  Apparently they are going on gut.
So I am abck to the drawing board on what it could be.  It is now moving.  The gyn said "endo doesnt' move".  Bowel stuff moves....  Can I scream??????????
I feel it all over now.  I am so ready to crawl in hole and bury myself.  Jsut while typeing this it was in my upper abdomen and upper back then it moved down to my left pelvis and into my leg.  SWEAR WORDS!  STOP!!!!!!!!!  I can't handle the pain much longer!  I need to know what it is.  Do I go back the gastro or do I see a family doc?  UGH!!!!!!!!!!
Recap....pain for 15 days, no D, slightly constipated, most pain was in left pelvis and left back.  Recently moved to chest and upper abdomen/back (since yesterday and is only periodically here).  Some nausea, no vomitting
Mom to 5 little ones.  First dx of crohn's in 2003 (while pg with #4), then it was changed to IBS.  2/08 I was rediagnosed with crohn's.  I also have endometriosis and am trying to distinguish between the two.
I'm currently taking Pentasa 4 2X daily 

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   Posted 8/25/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
You might try asking your doctors to work together to work it out..obgyn and GI were going to when I was dealing with a bad flare and a pregnancy. Sorry you're going through seems pretty unreasonable that they haven't been able to do anything for you yet. I hope it gets worked out soon!! I say it a lot too but pain pills really will help on the bad days like these. As long as you don't get hooked or take too many(will make your stomach stop basically, but that's if you overdo it which is easy NOT to do as long as you follow the prescription instructions).
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 8/25/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I empathize with you completely... Maybe you should see the family doctor... tell him/her your frustrations.... and possibly get a urine analysis done... You could have a UTI, possibly a kidney infection...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Take some suggestions to the doctors. Since it is moving so readily, it sounds like nerve involvement. It could be a disc problem or AS. I'm a bit out of my depth here, so maybe others have some experience?

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   Posted 8/26/2008 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
As a doctor-to-be and also a patient, I understand your frustration. This is what I would suggest: talk with your family doc about your pain, each and every symptom. S/he'll probably want to do the requisite blood work (CBC, CMP, liver enzymes, etc.) but if those come up clear he will likely send you to your gastro or OB. The hardest thing about endometriosis is the sheer havoc it can wreak all over the body, so it's easy to "blame" a symptom on it, when in fact there might be something different going on. At the very least they should do an abdominal ultrasound and check your gallbladder. That would fall under your GI's jurisdiction.
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