Shellybum, This is part of my post yesterday in regards to a question by 73monte regarding what a blockage feels like. Reading your first post it sounded like it could be a blockage. Read this and see if you can relate. Rob
"As for a blockage, for me 1) no bowel movements ,probably the day before as well. 2) Belly swells out, 4-5 months pregnant like and becomes hard to the touch. If you press lightly and run fingers up and down the belly it feels like corderoy (hope I came close on spelling). 3) the pain begins as a strong ache in one area of the abdomen for me just above the belly button. Then the area of pain spreads around the belly button into one or both kidneys and the back. Can spread to other areas, everyone's different. 4) Finally the pain is a band about 7-8' wide all around the abdomen front to back and the pain begins what I call cyclical. It starts as an ache and steadily intensifies stronger and stronger until for the last 15 sec. its excru****ing and as well the next 15 more seconds as it begins to subside, back to bad ache and the cycle starts again. The cycles vary widely in time from (the worst) every 2-3 minutes, to every half an hour. 5) The total time for a blockage has been between 6- 40 hours and is very brutal to the body. 6) Vomitting can also be a part of blockages but for me when I vomit it usualy means the beginning of the end. Maybe it will stop in the next 4-6 hours. 7) The recovery is around 2 days for every 6 hours of cyclical pain or more. Again this is my experience but I know many others suffer very similar symptoms."
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort, Imuran and Prednisone.