It hurts when im hungry :S

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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hunger has never bothered me before (i used to be anorexic so i could starve myself for days) but after i started taking steroids i have been of them now for one week. i feel this awful pain in my stomach every time i get hungry.
Do you feel this too?
Does this go away after you stop the steroids?
how long does it take?
24 year old female

Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..

Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually start getting more Crohn's symptoms when I am hungry now e.g. bad cramping and nausea. I'm on 10 mg of prednisone right now. I can't say whether or not it is caused by it since I have been on this for a while. I feel like a lot of it simply has to do with Crohn's itself.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a thought, but could the steroids have caused an ulcer? If it doesn't get better in the next few days, you might want to touch base with your doctor.

I hope you feel better soon.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanne: i sure hope not :S i don't feel anything unless i get hungry. And i try to not make that happen. But when i get hungry it hurts :(
I have had heartburn unless i take Nexium if i don't take Nexium i get so much heartburn that i can barely do anything..
24 year old female

Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..

Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 2/2/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had pain when hungry. I end up unsure if I should eat or not. Many times I feel better if I eat, but sometimes the pains really were a warning. I hated that feeling. It went away when the disease was under control.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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   Posted 2/2/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
yes- i have had bad pains when hungry. it is not good to get to hungry with crohns or in general. i used to be anorexic and could eat very little as well. when i go off prednisone i am less hungry but still get hunger pains. i think this is normal . maybe more with us due to our sensitive stomachs. sometimes i do not feel hungry- just nauseous- i know it is time to eat then. hope this helps ! good luck in recovery ! i know it is really tough !
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