In a Flare-Up Two weeks before my wedding!

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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought last week's Remicade infusion would help...not so! I know it's stress related, but don't know if I should call my GI again.
We also have a week-long honeymoon in Ireland!
What to do? I'm not having the D as much, but bad joint pain, LRQ pain, fever, and nausea.
?? Should I call the GI?
Diagnosed with Crohn's 5.2006 by: Capsule Endoscopy, Prometheus Labs IBD-First Step
7.2006-Dx'd with Severe CD by Colonoscopy (Have had 3 scopes in 1 year!)
Gastroparesis, Severe IBS-D
Remicade, Prevacid, Colazol, Lotronex

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   Posted 10/4/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
oh hon' I am sorry. yes, call the GI. you need any help you can get so you can enjoy your wedding and trip. take care! Betz
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and began Humira 9/07.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Bless your heart! I feel for you going through all the stress of a wedding and having this stupid disease.

I would call your gi- you may need a prednisone course to get you through the rough spot this time!

If you can't/don't want to do prednisone (might make that wedding dress tighter) : ), then I would suggest going on a mushy or liquid diet for a few days and see if that helps resolve the nausea.

Also- a very good stress reliever for me, is a massage. Find a way to treat yourself to a good one, they are very theraputic.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no!!! Definetly call the doc, and like others have said maybe Entocort or Pred might be called for. I am thinking maybe not a flare, but the stress of all the wedding preparations. When I get stressed I get like I am flaring. One thing that has helped me believe it or not is Valium. I have 5 mg. tabs and usually take only 1/2 tab. It calms me and my belly down. Maybe you could ask the doc about that. The massage is a good idea too. Sure hope things calm down for you soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Call the GI...get the pred...liquid diet for at least 24 hours and I like tea steeped with fresh grated ginger (strain the ginger after about 15 min), add honey (not to much) and serve hot or with ice. Works wonders for my tummy nausea and nerves. Then go soak yourself in a bath of dead sea salts and mineral oil while dreaming about that vacation in Ireland! YOU CAN DO THIS! Also, see if GI might consider switching your prevacid to nexium. Prevacid didn't touch my symptoms....and nexium is the first thing to hit my stomach an hour before anything else does every single morning. I take 40mg daily but if things get really bad I can up the dose to 80mg daily. I also take lexapro 10mg daily for anxiety and stress. I've tried coming off it several times in the last year....bad decision on my part because when you come off that class of drugs you hit an alltime new low! REMEMBER....this is YOUR day and you are not there to "please' everyone else...with any hope your guests/family will devour one another and you and your new found love will return home from the honeymoon without a trace of family strife to deal with....yeah, much for dreamin'....Good Luck & Congrats to You Both!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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