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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, hey Everyone!!
Found out why I couldnt almost walk for 3 days.. Ended up in ER for 11 hrs this last friday. I have 5 bulging disc, 2 with tears that are leaking fluid and stenosis which is narrowing where the nerves are and get pressure put on them. I have my new GI dr. appt. this thur. Please everyone pray this one will listen. I have dropped 5 more pounds because I still really cant eat, in pain with back, oh they did a spinal tap which aggervated my back worse!! CRAZY.
Im taken hydrocodone at night for pain which is tearing my stomach up and give me the (BOOPS)!In the mean time I have stomach issues and the pain makes you not want to eat either. Its getting bad im 108 pds at 5'2 and 1/2. My ribs and hip bones stick out when I stand. I know my body cant keep up much more of this. And still waiting to hear why im tachacardic. That has easied up a bit. But I just pray so hard this dr. will listen and help me this time.
I have 3 children alone who need me and I want to be here for them. I will let you know when I learn somthing new. Hope everyone is doing well. tongue

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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are tachycardic and unable to eat, I bet you are dehydrated.
33 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin as needed, Entocort 9mg for 8wks

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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 5'5" and weighed 85 at my worst, so don't worry about your weight too much yet. I only weigh 102 now and am doing pretty good.

Good luck on your GI appointment! Hopefully you'll finally find some answers.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i too think you could be dehydrated. i If your not eating well be sure to be taking you fluids regularlythis is so important really hope all goes well with this Doc let us know how you get on. Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 11/17/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nebraska,

Drink lots of water!

I'm sorry your having disc problems too. I strongly suggest you go to an orthopedic doc to find the best treatment for that. I hope they can offer you an alternative to surgery, but whatever treatment you need, the sooner you can get it, the better for you.

If you have to have surgery, be sure to do all of the therapy as ordered. Failing to do the post surgical therapy, or overdoing it, is probably the most common reason for back surgery being unsuccessful.

I know what your going through, I had my first back surgery in 1986. I've only had Crohn's since 2006.

Please keep us informed. I hope you find relief very soon.
I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.

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   Posted 11/17/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to about the hydrocodone. Like other types of meds, there are many pain killers. Tell your GI (or whatever doc you see next) what the hydrocodone is doing to you and ask them for one that is less likely to upset your stomach (or bowels).

Again, good luck.
I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.

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