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   Posted 6/23/2011 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, in need of some help/advice.
  It seems as I have been having bouts of nausea more and more often with my crohn's (just diagnosed this past April, on Asacol 2400mg bid). It wasn't much of a concern to me at first. Happened a few times at work, one time I had to sit down for 5 minutes because I felt so nauseous. It happened last week along with stomach pain which forced me to pay a visit to the ER. I received IV fluids and an iv injection of zofran and a pain medication- they thought it could have been related to ovarian cysts +/- crohn's. Happened this past weekend along with abdominal pain- I laid down for 10minutes extremely nausous before it passed- then I felt fine! I am the type of person that RARELY RARELY feels nauseous and I never vomit.
I felt fine all today until three hours into work (I work in a very busy veterinary hospital so barely have a moment to stand in ONE spot for more than a minute). I had to sit on the floor because I felt so sick moments after having a bowel movement (how embarassing first off!). I was recommended to take a pepcid. I sat in a dark office for 5 minutes before running to the bathroom and vomiting (again, so embarassing!). I am new to having crohn's disease, although been suffering with GI issues for many years, so I know something isn't right and a new issue in my life. A friend at work recommended I go back to the Emergency room but I am opting to see my GI doctor instead. The only other times I left work or missed work was for my colonoscopy, last week at the ER and today. Anyone else have bouts of nausea/vomiting?  I am not even sure if it is crohn's related but I am thinking it is because of the pain.  I feel so embarassed now in front of my co-workers, as if my normal bathroom habits aren't enough!
Any insight would be great. I am waiting to hear back from my doctor currently.  Thank you all.

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   Posted 6/23/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes nausea can be a sign of an obstruction. I think you are smart in bringing this to your docs attention.

Also, I am currently flaring and don't feel like I have an obstruction, but the nausea is there for me too. So your nausea could be just related to the flare also.

I take Zofran during the day, and Phenergan at night to help my nausea. But beware when first using Phenergan becuz it can make you really sleepy at first. The Zofran works great without the drowsiness. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, 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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   Posted 6/23/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this problem to the point where I passed out in the shower. That scared me enough to go to the doctor. He tested my thyroid and it was way off so put me on thyroid med. It seemed to help balance things out. Just a blood test, so just a thought. Hope you feel better soon.
Crohn's since '03
3mg Entocort

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   Posted 6/23/2011 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I get partial obstructions occasionally where my stricture is located. Whenever this happens, I get terrible nausea and sometimes vomiting. If the nausea is always associated with cramping stomach pain, you may be having the same issue. Definitely talk to your doctor about it. Did they evaluate your small bowel at all, or just do the colonoscopy?
32 year old female, diagnosed in 2006.
Entocort 9mg, Florastor, about to start Cimzia.
Cipro as needed for flares in 2 week stints.

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   Posted 6/23/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the advice everyone!

My doctor was out of the office today (hence the reason why I never got a callback, geesh!).

I have had nodules on my thyroid since my mid-teens, so I have a yearly thyroid ultrasound done and yearly bloodwork. My thyroid has been normal everytime so no meds, therapy.

KMM13- This nausea is fairly recent. Half of the episodes were after a bowel movement. And abdominal cramping is present, it varies. Today it was unbearable whereas over the weekend it just felt like I was about to have a bout of diarrhea.

My colonoscopy was normal but since Crohn's runs in my family and I had the symptoms, it was high on my doctor's list of suspicions so he ordered an UPPER GI w/ SMALL BOWEL FOLLOW THROUGH. This is where the inflammation in my small intestine was found (I guess it was at the end of my small intestine, right before the colon).

I am still a bit nauseous now but it is better, I haven't vomited again nor do I feel it is to that degree again. I just ate my first solid food of the day so I am hoping it doesn't make my nausea worse. Hopefully I will hear from my doctor tomorrow. Thanks again everyone. :)
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