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When I Should Go To The Hospital

Tue, October 01, 2019 5:07 PM

Hi my name is Allison and I'm 21 years old and was diagnosed with Crohns in 2017 (my freshman year of college). I had it originally in my stomach, took Humira for two years, then in May of 2019 I was scoped EDG and colonoscopy was clear. In August I started to get diarrhea and cramps and I would rate my pain 8/10 at the moment. But the pain only happens 1-3 hours after I eat, and I am in tears and hunched over. I have been on prednisone for over a week and Tramadol (opioid pain medication) for my severe pain. I have been dealing with this pain for over a month and it keeps getting worse. I'm fine if I don't eat, but I know I need to. But it's the same thing: I eat, then I cramp in severe pain, then I have diarrhea. 

I guess I just feel miserable, and I can't even go to class or spend time with my friends without crying out in pain. Any suggestions on how to manage my pain? I'm at a loss. 


FPO kobyalli
Joined Oct 1, 2019

Tue, December 17, 2019 3:32 PM

Reply posted for kobyalli.

Hey there! 

I got diagnosed in May of this year (2019). When I started treatment I was experiencing similar problems along with pretty bad diarrhea. I would try to get an appointment ASAP with your GI. My guess is you are having a pretty bad flareup. He will probably need to put you on prednisone or entecort for a while to bring down inflammation. Have you tried bland diet? That tends to help during flareups. I recently went to hospital because I was experiencing nonstop 8-10 level pain and uncontrollable diarrhea. Turned out I was having such an extreme flareup that I had almost full blockage. I had to be admitted. 

If the disease is causing you not to eat/affecting your diet you should always seek medical attention (first try your GI and if they can't see you soon enough go to ER).

hope you feel better!

FPO Melsal
Joined Apr 30, 2019

Tue, December 10, 2019 10:37 PM

Reply posted for kobyalli.

Hi there.  I wanted to check in and see how you are feeling.  

my daughter is going through the exact same symptoms right now.  Did you get a diagnosis and did anything help?

FPO Twojton01
Joined Dec 10, 2019

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