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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/4/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi:  I have Chron's for the last 2 years ( that is when I was diagnosed).   I had biopsies nd thank goodness everything was fine.  They say I have it in my ilieum, not colon.  I was put on entocort and pentasa.  Unfortunately, I got a rash all over from Pentasa.  Entocort made me feel fine, so good that I gained  25 pounds eating everything that I could not eat.  Some of the foods were healthy.  My doctor doesn't like to keep you on entocort for a very long period of time.  She recently put me on mercaptopurine after much convincing.  I go for blood tests every 2 weeks for now.  So far so good.  My only problem is that I can go for a few days and feel great and think I am in remission.  Then boom I get this sore feeling and bloating.  Does anyone have this problem?  I try to keep busy and not feel sorry for myself, but that doesn't always work  I am very lucy that I don't suffer from chronic diarreah.  I just don't make very early appointments.  I just go once or twice a day.  The bloating is bothering me.  I qm very gassy.  Any help in that area.  Thanks, Yenter
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/4/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yenter and welcome to Healingwell's Crohns Forum. One thing you might want to talk to your doctor about is a possible bacterial overgrowth in your intestines. That can cause you to feel bloated and gassy especially right after a meal. I know when I had it, it felt like my sides would explode from feeling so full. Good luck!
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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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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/4/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are not taking a probiotic you might want to add one into your mix. Start with a good quality one, give it a few weeks and see if it helps. We are all different and some brands work for one, while another brand works for someone else. It took me about 5 different brands to find one that helped, but it really made a huge difference. I was gassy and bloated all the time but the probiotic helps a ton.

You can do a search in the forum bar for some suggestions for ones to try. We have had multiple threads about them in the past. And welcome to Healingwell. I'm sure you will find lots of support and answers here.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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