what works best for stomach aches
sitting with legs up - 12.5%
ginger ale - 12.5%
warm bath - 25.0%
heating pad on stomach - 50.0%

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   Posted 10/22/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
i am 14 years old and i have a flare up i cant find a comfy positon to lay down in and i need some help

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   Posted 10/22/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi! Welcome!
I am sorry you are not feeling well.
My 12 year old daughter is on enteral nutrition. It stopped the flare up in its track in less than a week. You might want to talk about it with your GI and parents. I got all the info from a book called Beat Crohn's! Getting to Remission with Enteral Nutrition by Margaret A. Oppenheimer.
I borrowed it from the library.
Basically it is drinking a formula (Peptamen, Vital,) as your only nutrition for a period of time.
I hope this info helps.
Wishes of health and happyness
Mom of a 12 year old girl diagnosed on Oct. 2007.
Prednisone (tapering off)/Asacol/6-mp/Vitamins (Centrum Kids)/Calcium (Oscal)/Probiotics: Primal Defense Kids/ Omega 3: Coromega/ Total enteral nutrition with Peptamen Jr and Vital Jr.

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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I voted in your poll for the heating pad on your stomach. I am actually a little dependent on mine as it works best when my stomach is feeling bad. Good luck!
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   Posted 10/22/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
i tryed the formula diet but i hated it and they found a blockage and i may need surgery to cut out part of my intestinesi all sounds reaally bad

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   Posted 10/22/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Do whatever works for you the best. I use all of these plus hot blankets, hot jello, rice bags, soups, etc. just whatever works on that day. I think I am going to order a catnapper with heat and message next.

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   Posted 10/22/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's different for everyone, but I think ginger ale would probably make it worse because of the carbonation. Heating pads work a bit for me, but the best for me has always been a hot shower. It works for me better than a hot bath because of the water hitting me, sort of like a massage I guess haha. Depending on the time of pain, I also tend to press on the area that hurts to relieve it a bit, but I'm not sure if this works for anyone else, lol.
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