I have this kind of pain too, despite the fact that my CD is in the terminal ileum. The pain is often a bit on the left side, often close to the waist, when it's bad I can't sleep lying on the left side.
If I have eaten supper or dinner quite late, and the food contains too much spices and I add a beer or a glass of wine, the pain is both on the left and right side, just below the ribs and it's BURNING from my ribs to my waist. That is another pain.
I also have a third pain: this is a sudden and stabbing pain. This is strong and hard to handle, it makes me stand up, like a reflex, and I find it hard to breath.
And so there is the stricture pain. This one is a colic pain, it's like a lot of gas is running from the left to the right over the abdominal area, this one gets really hard and crampy, and tells me it's going to be an obstruction during the closest hours. This pain is getting to hard to handle, and I use to walk around and carefully sip water to help the food moving down the intestines. This obstruction is due to the fact that my intestine has got a narrowed area. Not everyone have this. The narrowing occurs when the inflammated piece of intestine has got scars or too much inflammated intestinal walls. If this pains get worse and I vomit a lot, I have to consider going to the ER to get professional help. The narrowing problems often leads to a surgery sooner or later.
I doubt that the medicines is the reason why he has so much pain. It's rather the Crohns itself. But to be sure, ask his GI. You may find some information or some course that can help you to feel more secure whats going on.
Hope your son is better now,
the best from Ingrid
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See yahoo.com. A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo.
Use home made scd yoghurt containing a lot of probiotics - a benefit for the intestines. Don't use white sugar. No yeast in homemade breads.
Post Edited (Skjura) : 9/27/2007 12:22:08 PM (GMT-6)