Hi Sugar Smith,
And welcome to Healingwell. Does sound like you have a stricture going on. I would try to stick with a low residue diet until they can get this figured out. Remember easy to chew, easy to digest. One thing that helped me alot when I had a stricture was to avoid red meat. Red meat is very difficult for even the healthy intestines to digest, you can only imagine how hard it is for diseased intestines. When you have those episodes of what you are calling trapped gas sounds very much like you are suffering not from painful gas symptoms, but a obstruction. Tell me if this sounds like what you are experiencing. You get VERY bloated and cannot pass air from either direction, you cannot have a BM, you have pains that comes in waves much like labor pains, and then eventually you get nauseous and throw up. Is that what you are experiencing? If so, the next time this happens get your butt to the ER, as you are obstructing. Obstructions can be very dangerous and you could perforate your bowel.
I went thru a almost 20 year remission where I didn't even think of my Crohns. I kept having these episodes like I described above and would go to the ER. They would tell me they were gastritis episodes or that I was constipated, until one time I finally got a good doctor who discovered I was completely obstructed. Thats when I had my emergency resection. I hope these docs can get you figured out before you wind up in my situation as I can tell you a planned surgery is much better on you than a emergency.
Sending good thoughts your way, and hope they get things figured out for you soon.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. 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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