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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Everytime I eat anything at all, even a ritz cracker, my stomach hurts so bad. I have bentyl, but isn't that for bowel spasms. My crohn's in my TI so why does my stomach hurt so bad. And what do you take for the stomach pain? Thank you so much in advance for your reply. KayC
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DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
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   Posted 12/22/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I take PPIs.
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   Posted 12/22/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't really eat anything when my stomach did that. I took 20-40 mg of prednisone, drank plenty of water and ensure, and spoke with my GI a few times to see what we could do.

I'm sorry you're having to deal with that. It's really frustrating, I know...Hang in there!!! Keep us updated on how you're feeling, please :)
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking for Crohn's: Pentasa, omeprazole, Loestrin birth control, and Align probiotics.
Also taking Elmiron and RE Methylphen for Interstitial Cystitis.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 12/23/2009 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I would guess food sensitivities. They are more common in Crohn's than the general population. For some idea of what foods etc can cause a reaction, have a look at this abstract: Immune sensitization to food, yeast and bacteria in Crohn's disease.

This is only an abstract, but you can get an idea of the kind of thing that causes problems. It can be almost anything from the normal diet. Fortunately, if you can avoid the triggers for a period of time - usually a few weeks and up to a couple of months, the reaction fades (for foods). You have to learn how to tell when something causes problems, but that is hard when there are several common food classes (wheat, dairy, corn and so on) that you react to. If you are always reacting to something, you can't tell which something caused the reaction. The approach that works is to eliminate everything but a very few foods that are usually safe and then slowly add foods back into your diet. That is the approach that the SCD plan takes. It works for a number of people, but it takes time and effort to educate yourself about the common sources of trouble. For some idea of just how this works, have a look at:

There are other pages that detail the starting diet which is really difficult, but doable if you're serious enough about working on this problem. The diet reflects the experience of many people and the reasons for some restrictions are probably not fully understood, but they work for many people, but not everyone. For instance, one report cited problems caused by microparticles in food, including things like flow agents added to spices or dirt on fruit and vegetable skins.

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   Posted 12/23/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   

I am sure you know where the pain is...but I have to ask.  Are you sure it is your stomach.  A lot of people feel pain in their gut and say "Ow, my stomach hurts"  You stomach is actually on your left side slightly above your navel.  if it is under or around your navel it is the intestines.

I am sure, as most of us are here, that you know your anatomy as we all have learned it from this disease but I wouldn't be me if I didn't ask.  Now..if it is your stomach..has your GI looked at the possiblity that the CD might be there also.  Don't forget that CD can go from your mouth all the way to your anus.

I hope you feel better and before someone else suggests it..have you tried liquid supplements instead of regular food?

36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009

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   Posted 12/23/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Also many of us also suffer with GERD or Acid Reflux related to our Crohns. I currently have had to add Prilosec to my meds and that helps alot. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 12/23/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I think JavaJay has a point. I know when I'm flaring I feel the same way you said you are feeling now. I say my "stomach" hurts but it's really the whole area around my stomach and below. I can hardly eat anything, even a cracker or a sip of sprite kills me. Good luck to you, I hope you get some relief soon.
35 year old Female

Entocort EC 9mg per day and Remicade

Tried Remicade 2 yrs ago for about a year and a half and loved it, got off it due to costs, tried Humira and it just didn't work for me so now back on Remicade.

~Trying to avoid surgery as long as possible~

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