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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone! So I have been flaring and so far every drug I've tried has not been working. Since my last post they have been weaning me off the Prednisone as quickly as possible because I tend to get painful side effects and now I am down to 10mgs a day. Pretty soon I will be off the drugs entirely and as happy as I am about it I am currently on nothing else. I am technically a medical failure according to my doc because every drug, on the market or in studies. hasn't seem to work or last more than a year. So now I am stuck --- I have never had any operations and don't feel I am sick enough for surgery. What do I do?

PS - and in addition I have been constipated for a week or two and cannot go to the bathroom unless I take a laxative to help it along! Is that the definition of a blockage or because I can go (with help) then it's not a blockage?

Thanks so much!
Melissa -- New York City
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2004

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 7/13/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a blockage, even a partial obstruction you would be in severe pain. It feels exactly like have contractions. Well at least that's how it is for me. I always get D a day before an episode and then the day of I don't pass anything. When I flare and have what I call pencil poops then I know I need to go on a low residual diet or it will aggrevate my stricutres.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.

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