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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 3/9/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the usual symptoms of cramping, bleeding, inability to eat, and having to be in the restroom NOW are back. This still happened, and I really noticed the bleeding a day after my last humira shot(maybe why I noticed it because I figured it would help it).

Anyway, in addition to all of this I now have a painful lump right below the bottom most rib on my left side. It has random pains and when I touch it it's uncomfortable to say the least.

Just wondering what it could be?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal 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 3/9/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, chicken. *hug* I think you should call your doctor. I'm wondering if perhaps you may have an abscess or a fistula developing, but hope and hope and hope that I am wrong and that someone else can come up with a nicer idea of what it could be.

In the mean-time, it might help to wrap some salt in a clean cloth, run some hot water over it to make a compress, then hold it against the lump for as long as you can, several times a day.

Does it feel hot when you touch it?

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   Posted 3/10/2009 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi How long have you been on the Humira? I really don't know what it could be's your temp? Have you a Dr.'s appointment soon? Lots of questions I know but perhaps you need a X-ray or ultra sound to see what is going on inside there.. when are you do for your next Humira? I used to buy cans of gatorade and mix my own when I wasn't eating much it sure helped with getting fluids in..let us know if you find out what is going on gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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