Hi Everyone, I haven't been on in some time cause I was doing ok but now I'm not feeling good again. I'll try to make this as short as I can. I have cd for 21 years now. The meds I'm on are: Humira every other week, Asacol 6 a day, 6mp 50mg, Entocort 3 a day, fluoxetine, antenonol, prilosec, and painkillers ( either hydrocodone, tylenol 3 w/ codeine, or now loratab, or ultram). The painkillers it depends on what I'm doing as to which one I take cause the stronger ones I can't function on.
Well about 3 weeks ago I went to the er cause I had this horrible pain that I never had before. It started in the middle of my back and then went around to the front of my stomach under my ribs then it went down the left side of my stomach( i have 3 fistulas on that side). It felt very tight and constricting. I got scared and thought maybe could be gall bladder but they did a ct and chalked it up to intestinal spasm. the er gave me morphine which helped. I went to my dr and that is when he added the entocort. I have been in contact with them and go back this Thursday. I just feel like I am on so many pills a day with no relief. Now I'm missing work again. Today the pain is right under my ribs at the top of my stomach and feels real swollen. could this be the start of a stricture? I have never had one before. I had a partial intenstinal blockage about 5 years ago and that is when they found the fistulas. The pain I am feeling is like when i had the blockage after I ate, it took a while for the food to travel after I ate. Thats how it feels all the time now plus the pain goes down the left side.
I'm asking everyone on here for an opinion. Does this sound like I'm heading for another blockage? I have only been going to the bathroom(bm) about once a day and of course its diarhrea. My fistulas by pass a good portion of my colon so I really don't ever have formed stools.
Take care and feel good,
Diagnosed in 1988 with CD, with 1 surgery, many fistulas and 1 blockage.
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Post Edited (Susie-CD) : 2/20/2009 7:38:15 AM (GMT-7)