Oh yeah I too suffer with it and I agree it is no fun at all. I will say that I do not agree with exitwound on the NSAID instruction, as we Crohnies are not allowed NSAIDS at all. Just Tylenol is allowed for us as the NSAID's can cause bleeding in us Crohnies.
I thought at first the pain was just from adhesions and later learned what it really was. I hope you get some relief soon. Hugs!
A fair point. I didn't mean to say that oral NSAIDs were a good idea for anyone -- no less GI sufferers. Quite the opposite. But many docs will prescribe them anyway, judging that their benefit may be greater than the downsides. I have doubts, but don't mean to suggest that I "know better than (a/your) doctor."
One option might be Voltaren Gel, which is a topical NSAID. This should have far fewer GI side effects, and is generally less likely to be harmful in any way (such as cardiovascular issues seen with some oral NSAIDs).
Turmeric has all of the benefits of an NSAID, it fights inflammation via some of the same pathways, but has none of those side effects. It's been used as a treatment for GI diseases for thousands of years and is often quite beneficial in that area.
Obviously, anyone with serious GI disease and any concerns about
the use of turmeric should consult a doctor or other professional who is expert on that issue. But for me, it's never caused the slightest aggravation of my GI problems, quite the opposite!
That's why I advocate it so much.
In any case, thanks for clarifying that point, Nanners. I often feel like I'm babbling too much as it is, so sometimes I don't get into the fine-grained details like that....but this is an important one.
Conditions: Reactive Arthritis (AKA Reiter Syndrome), Crohn's Disease, Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Syndrome, Sacroiliitis, Costochondritis, As Yet Unknown MS-Like Relapsing/Remitting Neuropathy, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Medications: Currently not that many are taken daily, but there are many at my disposal for part-time use. Low dose pain medication, after years at high doses. Working on innovative ways of taking lesser-known pharmaceuticals and non-prescription supplements to maximum benefit.