im the noobie down here in AZ. glad to stumble across this page. hopefully this will help with a little more information for me.
about 9 months ago, the drs found a stricture and inflammation in my small intestine because i was constantly throwing up after i ate. i was also having constant stomach pains at the time that were pretty bad. since ive been out of the hospital, the only problems i have had was a slight pain on my left side about 2 hours after eating. they said it was linked to the stricture. makes sense. the pain after eating has gone, and i am just about back to my old self, except for a sparatic feeling, not even a pain, just a quick "oh, that was weird" kinda feeling that will happen throughout the day, and seems to be more sparked by cold drinks, and foods high in sugar. my GI said the explanation for the stomach pains i had, and the inflammation i still have in the intestine, is chrons. The inflammation has been defined as "chronic inflammation" even though i feel fine and don't experience the pains after eating anymore. i am meeting with him tomorrow for a follow up, and he gave me a heads up to check out "remicade" and "humira". well, after doing some reading, those things scare the hell outta me. the side effects risks don't justify taking, especially based on the way im feeling. i don't have stomach cramping, or many bowel movements like chrons symptons suggest, so i guess im just wondering if there are any people out there that have any thought on this. the only thing i think im concerned about is the "chronic inflammation" since ive read that can lead to cancers. so besides the very few and sparatic weird movements in the tummy after drinking cold bev's, i feel fine. i am taking protonix 40mg to help with the acid production in the stomach, since i had ulcers in my stomach when i was in the hospital that 9 months ago.
sorry for the long book, but just wanted to get it all out there, and take in any feedback. also, anyone have any experience with this product as it relates to chrons? very interested in feedback on that as well. http://www.digestaqure.com/index.html