Posted 10/16/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)
So, I'm recently home from my latest stay inthe hospital, and I'm more confused than ever! I went to the ER with severe abdominal pain in lower left side. (had 6 inch re-section before there). I was vomiting, rectal bleeding, etc. all the signs of a crohn flare. I was on cimzia and new it had stopped working. They did a CT in the ER and said major swelling of the sigmoid. I went to a room and was started on ampicillian, flagyl, solumeddrol, protonix, pentasa, zofran, and dilaudid. It took me two days to prep for a scope because the doctor thought I couldn't handle normal prep. After the scope I was told no active crohn's flare, but that I had intestinal paralysis. They told me this was dangerous, but never really offered up reason for this. Has anyone out there had this seizing up of the intestines and why? Of course my doctor is now on vacation and won't be back until the 21st. I am feeling better, and was sent home on Pentasa, Phenergan, Lortab, and Nystatin (I got thrush in my mouth from all the meds). I received my next dose of the cimzia today, and am relieved that it wasn't from it not working. Maybe someone here can help me understand this intestinal paralysis or paralytic ileus.
Appreciate anyone's input!
love to all
diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)