I just want to point out that my GI has Crohns and he still will NOT give pain meds. Dr. David Binion, he's an amazing man. Pain meds slow down your GI tract and could cause even more issues then before. As for not giving you pain meds in the hospital, I'm really not sure why they didn't, seems odd to me.
The way I see it, I will always have weird, unusual, and sometimes horrible pains my entire life...I personally would rather deal with that then possibly having a drug addiction from all the pain meds. I've cried to my GI before that I needed pain meds so badly. His response...if the pain is that bad, then we need to get you into the hospital and see what needs fixed. After he said that I started to really think about my pain, it was the same pain I had been having for years...I wasn't crying then, so why now? I think it's the frustration that eventually gets to you. Don't get me wrong I have had days where I just wish I would die because my pain has been so bad. In the long run though, I don't think doctors aren't giving out pain meds to be monsters, but rather to help us even if we don't understand. However, if you disagree maybe you should seek out another GI, or go to a Pain Clinic where they can monitor you better.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.