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Red_34
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   Posted 10/29/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I got a call from my daughter (she's 12) today to pick her up from school because she was having severe abdominal pains.  She is telling me the pain is below her stomach but above her pubic bone and the pain ranges from a 7 to 9.  She has no other symptom such as D, vomiting, or fever.  Her last bm was yesterday.  Any suggestions as to what it may be?  I gave her some Tylonel to help with the pain which it has lessened a little but if it continues I may have to take her to the ER.  I hate when the pain happens to one of my kids because I don't know if it's something serious to something fairly benign such as a stomach bug.  Oh and she does not have UC.
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Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
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princesa
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   Posted 10/29/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Could she be trying to start her period?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 10/29/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
No, she' not near her time. She started them when she was 10 but she's not due to start for another 2 weeks. I gave her Tylonel and she's starting to feel better but if her pain comes back I think I might take her in to be on the safe side.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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expecting226
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Depending on what side it's on, I would be worried about appendicitis.  Not everyone gets the flu-like symptoms along with the pain.  I might be a hypochondriac, but I would err on the side of caution and take her to the ER.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


quincy
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Could be ovulation (2 weeks from her period)....but I agree to get it checked out asap because it could be any of the above.

Could even be a bladder infection. Does it hurt when she urinates?

Don't wait.
Let us know the outcome.

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


sdaless
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry I would get it checked out if it persists more then a couple of hours. Depending on the pain I may not wait that long. Good luck.

Stacy
Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
 
 
 


expecting226
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Quincy makes a great point about the bladder infection. I had one several weeks ago and experienced the most intense abdominal pain of my entire life. It was unbelievable and way worse than any UC pain I have ever had.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


Red_34
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL I just asked her if it burns when she pees and she gave me such the oddest look! But she said no. She's been lounging on the couch all day which is not like her because she is normally all go go go. Her pain isn't there and we are about to have dinner so I will see how she behaves after she eats. I was thinking appendicitis too but other then the pain, she didn't have any other typical signs. It was smack dab in the middle of her gut. It just scares me sooooo bad when my kids complain of gut pain!


 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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quincy
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   Posted 10/29/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
good to hear it's not continuing. You'll know soon enough if it's worth investigating. Could also be gasssssssssss, which we all know can bring us to our knees at times.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Lonie
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   Posted 10/29/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry, I get terrible pains some months when I'm ovulating. I mean to the point I can hardly walk and it feels like my abdomen is distended. Tylenol usually takes care of the pain after a couple of hours, but it still is sore. It's always happened like every other month, so I'm assuming it's one ovary that just doesn't like to ovulate. But, as we all know, better to tell the doc! :-) Hope she is feeling better.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on November 1.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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Red_34
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   Posted 10/30/2007 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I wasn't sure what it could be and I hate rushing my kids to the docs for the slightest thing. But of course if it warrants a visit then I would definately take them. My son broke me in when he was younger because as a tot, he was always sick with extremely high fevers and then when he got older we were always going to the ER for his daredevil stunts! (amazing I'm not gray yet). And so far my daughter has only gone once to the ER and that was for breathing problems due to bronchitis but my son has made me jittery when it comes to their wellbeing! He's older then her by 4 years.

Today she woke up and was bouncy again. She gets these type of "belly pains" frequently - normally it's just gas but she NEVER calls from school to be brought home. So it must've been bad. If it happens again then I may have to take her in to get to the bottom of these mysterious gut pains.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio 
Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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princesa
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   Posted 10/30/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear she's feeling better, but I'd sure keep an eye on the situation, knowing that heredity puts your kids at risk for also developing digestive issues.
 
I remember having frequent "stomach aches" and constipation as a child. I often wonder if something hadn't been done to investigate the cause years ago, I might not be where I am today.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 10/30/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree....I also suggest you documnt them on a separate calendar for your daughter...one of those small ones. See if there's a pattern.

Happy to hear she's up and about again!

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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