Weird stomach pain?

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TDoern
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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
So I'm just trying to find out if this was from my colitis pretty much.

Last night I woke up having to goto the bathroom very urgently, I get in there and go.
It was like every single time I thought I was done going I'd get up, get in bed, and have to run back in.
My stomach started feeling, down around the belly button, a little above and little below, like someone was wringing it out like it was a towel. Except it was VERY painful. I've had colitis for 7 years, never been treated (I know bad me, I have an appointment coming up to see about getting stuff looked at), and I also have very bad back pain. Last night even with my back acting up this pain was worse than my back pain. I was getting goosebumps and chills at the same time, then burning up when I went and covered up. It almost felt like my insides were spasming or something, as it would get really painful and the wringing feeling would start, and then it would calm down and start over. I'm fine now, the whole thing lasted like 2 hours, but is that what colitis feels like? Or not? My doc who diagnosed me basically said that the reason the pain from colitis doesn't bug me because I live in pain at a higher level, so I dont notice the colitis pain. I feel simply horrible if thats the pain everyone deals with all the time, I think I'd quite simply rather not notice it and just deal with my back pain.

Thanks, let me know if you have any idea.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


Beth75
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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I get a few times a year a stomach pain at the top of my stomach, like thunderbolts of a serrated knife being stabbed into me. Only thing that helps me is immodium, aleve and tiny sips of water for hours at a time rolled into the fetal position.

I have no idea, neither do my docs.
Beth, 31
 
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birdiem
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   Posted 8/30/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
my thoughts are generally that it is not UNRELATED to your colitis. colitis, in my experience, tends to cause all kinds of pain because the body is under so much stress. also, mylanta works well if you don't want something as strong as immodium. hope you feel better soon.
katie
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diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


marty1976
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   Posted 8/30/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
WaS it like a real acute pain. Could this be a bowel spasm. I know i get similar pains when i'm flaring.I have also had the fevery chills(cold sweats) quite often. But do bring this up with your doctor and do not neglect it.#
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Sara14
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   Posted 8/30/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
TDoern - Yes, that is what my UC felt like when I was first diagnosed. It was the most horrible pain I've ever felt...it felt like I was having abdominal contractions...like it was spasming and had a life of its own almost. It would be really intense pain and then subside a little for a very breif amount of time and then start all over again. The pain coincided with bloody D, urgency and just passing mucous and blood. I was scared I was going to pass out from the pain. I'm glad it only lasted 2 hours for you at least (I know that is still a long time to have such pain!)

Definitely talk to your doctor about it. You should probably be on some UC meds. Have you not been on meds the whole 7 yrs you've had UC?
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007

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TDoern
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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, I've never been on meds. The way the military worked at the time... I had stomach problems for months, finally... they decide to do a coloscophy only because I inform them my mom has Chrons. So that was another 3 months, at which time the D had lessened to just 4-5 times a day and the pains had stopped. By the time they did the colonoscopy (I can't spell it dont ask me to) they said that I had signs of ulcerlative colitis but that it was in dormancy.

Then civilian life took over and back problems took priority as far as what we could afford.

However, going anywhere form 6-10 times a day is getting a bit annoying, and having to make sure I take imodium before and during any outings is getting tiring as well. Also, my docs have never considered it an issue because I've never noticed blood, and due to other problems, hormone, back, etc, I haven't lost weight from it, so my previous doctor considered it not worth his time. He said until I'm seeing blood everything is good. (This doc has been ditched btw).

:) Thanks for your responses. I talked to my mom who has Crohns and she said that it was how her tummy felt kinda when she had flare ups too. So all is good :) I have an appointment scheduled for the tenth, and plan on bringing it up.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


teacher
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   Posted 8/31/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had this pain too. It's just in the middle above the stomach. It seems to be gas but it hurts very much and I haven't been able to sleep in over a week. The number of BM's seem to be fine, although the quantity is quite large. It is tapering off right now but I've had it before. When I spoke to the GI he said it wasn't UC. I wonder if it is some infection that adds on to our UC symptoms.

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Rowasa enemas
Bee propolis
Flora-Q (probiotic)
Multi-Vitamins
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