I have been trying to figure out if I am trying to flare or if its just one of those bad patches. I tend to have bad periods that last a week or so, then I go back to MY usual. Last Friday (7/17) I had the a small bout of stomach flu, I knew it was the stomach flu, because my husband was sick on the same day with similar symptoms. I tell you that because its been like this since then.
Anyways, to my latest. I have had a yucky gut with alot of bloating all day lately. Nothing super bad and I am able to go to work, and only seem to be having a little softer stools not D, but still only about 3-4 times a day. My usual is 1-2 a day, so really not much increase there. Anyways, yesterday I had that same stomach blah and bloating, and just came home from work and tried to relax and put my heating pad on my stomach. Seemed to help and went to bed not feeling too bad.
But about midnightish that all changed. I got woke up and needed to use the bathroom. I was in there for probably 30 minutes with horrible cramping and spasms. Didn't have D so much as it was more like pudding (sorry tmi). What was a new experience for me was how weak and lightheaded I got, I was so sick and shaky I was afraid I wouldn't make it back upstairs to bed. I had gone downstairs to use the bathroom there so I could heat my bag (microwaveable corn bag). Oh my gosh, I felt horrible. I finally got back upstairs and took a Librax and put my bag on my tummy and eventually went back to sleep. I woke up a few hours later and had another loose stool, but didn't get as sick as the first time.
I always hear you all describe this happening to you all the time, but for me, I don't ever remember feeling like that. I have experienced obstruction pain, but this was different to me. I almost wonder if it was a partial obstruction that cleared. Since my resections my symptoms have changed alot, so sometimes I get confused if its the Crohns or not.
Do you guys have any idea what happened? That kind of scared me a little. What's wierd is I feel fine this morning.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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