I was just reading Bible's thread about her pain meds and it got me to wondering:
WHAT IS EVERYONE'S PAIN LIKE?
I'm guessing my Crohn's is not at a level right now that pain meds are needed. I sometimes have trapped gas pains...maybe like contraction feelings? But it's nothing it would take pain meds for. Otherwise, I don't really have what I'd consider "pain".
So I'm curious to know for those of you who have pain and/or have a worse case of Crohn's than I do and are on pain medications for it, what are you feeling? Where is the pain? All over? Localized to the intestines? How would YOU describe it? Knife stabbing? Cramps? Bloating? Contractions? Dull ache?
Pain is so different for everyone...so my curiosity is getting the best of me. I want to know what people with REAL pain are dealing with...so I can be more empathetic as well as recognize it if/when it happens to me.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills, Chromium Picolinate
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date