Going into hospital, wish me luck

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   Posted 3/17/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw my GI today.  By the time he got to the room I was sweating, nauseated and shaky, hurting and feeling terrible.  He is putting me in the hospital for 4 days of IV steroids to try to clear up the inflammation causing my stricture.  He says it is part inflammation and part scar tissue but not sure how much of each there is.  If that doen't work at the end of 4 days I am having my resection done.  I am going in the morning.

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   Posted 3/17/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
You are in my thoughts and prayers ALgirl. Keep us updated!!
20 yr old female. dxd 2002. previously on 6-mp,Entocort, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Fiber, and Remicade. Currently on Humira and Elavil. Had first resection in Oct. 2009. (half of colon and some of small intestine)

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   Posted 3/17/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck!
Diagnosed Endometriosis 1998, Crohns 2008
Drugs: Pentasa, Entocort, B inj

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   Posted 3/17/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you guys!

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   Posted 3/17/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck, ALgirl.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck and feel better.
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
Prilosec 20.6mg - 2x a day
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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck and do keep us posted on how you are doing. Hugs~
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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 3/18/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck to you!!!  I hope you are feeling better very soon!
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 still having trouble-anastomostic leak and now fistula.  Currently on Flagyl, Entocort.  Will have a "redo" resection on April 6.

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   Posted 3/18/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck!!!!!!

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   Posted 3/18/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Go Girl!

It's just a bad moment. Take heart!
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 mg Imuran + Iron (sort of remission, not sure at all)

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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
so sorry to hear i just got out seems like we are always in a dr office or in emergency lol. Hope you are feeling better soon and hopefully things settle and you can avoid surgery.

GL wishing you the best

Offically diagnosed with Crohn's Oct 2009, been living with bowel problems since 1990
Current meds: Remicade Feb 2010, Immuran, rel-pax, Topomax, Corticosteriod Suppositories, lantus, humalog, 2000u vit d, calcium, multivit, omega 3, Vit B

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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for you!!!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
low thyroid,claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal
pexeva, rolaids, pepsid (as needed)

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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   Posted 3/18/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll keep good thoughts that those steroids kick in and do their job! Quickly!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09

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   Posted 3/18/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Feeling your pain and sending you positive energy.

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   Posted 3/19/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of you! Take care!
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   Posted 3/19/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Lots & lots of luck.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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   Posted 3/27/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm finally home!  Thanks for all of the support folks!  The IV steroids did the trick.  Now I have the steroid induced acne, much rather that than surgery!!  I am pretty weak I guess from being in bed for so long?  I still have some pain but not like it was. 

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   Posted 3/27/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I'm so glad you're home without surgery, and doing better. Yeah, the high doses of steroids certainly cause acne, and a whole host of other problems, but it's better than surgery. Both inflammation, not absorbing food well, and staying in bed not doing a lot can make you pretty weak. Don't push it though, just take it slow, it'll get better as you slowly get back on your feet again, and absorbing food better, and walking, etc. Eat foods that you feel you can digest and absorb (perhaps have some ensure to give you extra calories), and also as you feel better, add some vitamin D and calcium supplementation to help slow down the bone loss with the steroids.

I hope you can stop this flare-up, and wean off the steroids, and get back to your normal self real soon.

Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Crohn's in Remission since June 2008
C-diff recurrence Sep 2009
Reactive Arthritis Nov 2009
Currently c-diff free
Osteopenia of spine (Mar 2010)
Canasa (1gm), Lialda (4.8 gms), Remicade (8 weeks)
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   Posted 3/27/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to hear you're doing better. Get your strength back at a reasonable pace and enjoy feeling better!

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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   Posted 3/27/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
ALgirl, glad your going to the hospital to get better care for your fever, and pain! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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   Posted 3/28/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much you guys!  I feel like I have a whole group of new best friends now with this forum.

Diagnosed w/ Crohn's 2010
Current meds: Pentasa, prednisone taper

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   Posted 3/28/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad your home, I hope your feeling better and don't need surgery.

Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
THoughts and prayers are with you for a safe operation and speedy recovery ALgirl~!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
low thyroid,claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal
pexeva, rolaids, pepsid (as needed)

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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