In leiu of all my crazy dog stories, last night I began to have excrutiating pain in my legs. I got fed up and went to the ER in tears. I can't take it anymore, someone has to figure out what this is. Then they checked my BP which was 190/120. Probably due to the level of pain I was in. Anyway I got the third degree like i was some kinda drug addict. Why do you have this pain? Why is it this bad? Your 29 whats wrong with you? This is not possible you appear to be fine. Crohns is your intestines, why do your legs hurt. I don't know... why the h*ll do you think i'm here! Otherwise, why would I let you treat me like a ginea pig if i wasn't desperate? I was furious and embarrassed. By that point, I told them I can sit and cry at home in my own bed thank you very much, without getting the third degree. I am a professional and do not deserve this treatment. Then they wouldn't let me leave bc they said it was dangerous because of my BP. I could have a heart attack. (By this point I'm sure that THEY were making my BP so high
< thats probably what I looked like. So I had to take several BP meds until 6 hours later, one intravenous BP med finally worked and it dropped instantly to 148/85. They were sympathetic towards the end. But not after making me feel like a 6 yr old. I was told to follow up with my primary for BP and can't take my Cimzia till I get clearance. Life? Sometimes I wonder what the point of all of this pain and embarrassment is for. Why do we have to suffer time and time again. Well, I will never do that again. I don't get mad easy. But I don't think I have ever been angrier. And I will be filing a complaint with the hospital.
Current meds: Remicade
Tried: Prednisone, sulfasalzine, lialda, antibiotics, imuran
29 yr old female w/ crohn's colitis and SEVERE leg pain