Just wanted to thank all you who responded to my current issues. Navy, Nanners etc..

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 448
   Posted 3/8/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So I did a bunch of emailing and debating.
Went to my doc today (GP)
and also got ahold of my Gastro in Chicago.

Both Doctors Agreed to see the G.I in 8 weeks from today AND TO START THE METHOTREXATE. (Finally something we agreed on)

My G.P Is awesome I really love and respect her. She upped my Fentanyl Dose to 25mcg and said KILL THE PAIN, And Eat. You need to gain weight and enjoy your meals. Start the Methotrexate and Exercise. Stay Very Hydrated and eat well.

So, Im hoping my pain will be controlled, The Methotrexate will have effect.

The nicest part of all is. She said she'd be happy to order a home care nurse 1 a week to do bloodwork and check vitals to help me get through the methotrexate. Im alot happier now. Knowing I wont cause major damage with weekly bloodwork.

thanks all for the support and helping me make this decision.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/9/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you have a really proactive doctor. Please just be careful with the Fentanyl, I got horrid withdrawals when I tried to get off it. When its time for you to wean from it, be sure that they use something to help you wean off. I hope the MTX gets you feeling better soon.
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 3/9/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
You are welcome. I am so glad you have a plan in place, and I really hope the MTX works well.
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 3/9/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds great!  I hope the MTX works well for you!

Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 still having trouble-anastomostic leak and now fistula.  Currently on Flagyl, Entocort, and Imuran trying to get the drainage to stop. 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 18, 2017 10:03 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,740 posts in 318,991 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158336 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, efedrez.
381 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeppermintTea, Spring, tennisplayer, EruditePaul, Girlie, Tall Allen