Nicecupoftea, for about
the first 15 years I did pretty well. I had joint issues during that time, but I also had herniated discs in my neck. But about
the last 5 years about
once a year or so I would wind up in the ER with what they diagnosed as "gastritis attacks". The first one I ended up getting my appendix out as they thought it was that (was actually healthy). What I later figured out were those "gastritis" attacks were actually obstructions. I would mention that I had Crohns, but I think I was actually shooting myself in the foot, because I would say things like it hasn't given me problems for years. Hence, the gastritis diagnosis. During these attacks I would be given IV fluids, nausea meds and pain meds, and usually sent home a few hours later. On the visit to the ER that lead to my emergency surgery, I was treated the same, given meds and sent home. This time though the pain returned the next day just as fierce. Thats when they went into more testing and found that I was completed obstructed and two days later I had my surgery. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
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!