Hi! I am new here but I am not new to Crohn's! I have had it for 21 years. Recently I started Remicade. I am going on 5 infusions. For a little over a week I have been sick. It started out with cramping in the abdomen and I went to urgent care because my primary was out and my GI was doing procedures. All I got was pain meds. 4 days later I was continuing to cramp and have pain in my back and as I was headed down the stairs to get my heating pad I fell to my knees in EXTREME PAIN. My husband was in meetings so my daughter called an ambulance. I writhed in pain all the way to the ER. When I arrived the Doctor gave me IV nausea and pain meds and did an xray and sent me home. The next day I called my GI and was told to go to my Primary or back to the ER. I called my Primary and was told to go back to the ER. I went back to the ER and went into pain attacks like every 10 to 20 minutes. I was given morphine and told to go back to my GI. I called my GI and was told to go to my primary! WTH!?! I called my Primary and the nurse finally decided to fit me in. I had a pain attack on the way there. Another one while in the waiting room, and another one in the patient room. Not to mention the back pain, severe nausea, and eating or drinking induced pain. I do not have a gall bladder and I have had a small bowel resection. My doctor ordered a CT and blood. When she came back in my room she was pissed at my GI and the hospital for disregarding my symptoms, especially since I am on Remicade. The results were a colon infection. She gave me prescript
ions for the severe pain and nausea and two different antibiotics, Cipro and Flagyl. This was yesterday. And she told me that she was going to get in touch with my GI to find out what to do next. She did say that I may end up in the hospital on IV antibiotics and pain meds. This is possibly the worst pain I have ever felt!!! It is the weekend now and the only relief I am getting is from the pain meds. I have to make sure I do not wait to long to take more or I will be on the floor in tears again. I am scared I should be admitted because I am on Remicade. I had to postpone one infusion due to a UTI and because the at home antibiotics did not work I had to go to the hospital for an IV. Everyone wants to dump me and my illness off on someone else and in the mean time I could die from an infection not being treated properly. I went a whole week with before someone decided to scan me and find it!!!! I am upset and most of all SCARED!!!!! Help with any advice!!!!