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View Poll Results: Does your GI clinic treat your pain?
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02-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Does your GI clinic treat pain?

Will your GI specialist/clinic treat your pain?
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02-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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I'm always told to take Tylenol which I hate to do. Im already on 175mg Azathioprine so I feel like my poor liver has enough to process. If Im in a lot of pain I will give in. Before Crohn's I never took anything. I was always one of those people that prefered to ride it out. However Crohn's pain is a whole different ball game.
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02-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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No, my GI doesn't treat pain, but my GP does
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02-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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My GI gives me oxycodone when I need it. I guess I'm lucky.
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02-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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My GI gives me oxycodone when I need it. I guess I'm lucky.
You sure are lucky. I was given Oxy for two days after surgery and then sent home with Tylenol for pain. Well, after taking Oxycodone, Tylenol just wasn't cutting it. Next time I see my Dr. I will ask about Oxy for pain. Isn't it highly addictive though?
02-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Next time I see my Dr. I will ask about Oxy for pain. Isn't it highly addictive though?
Yes, but if you take it ONLY as directed this should not be a problem.
02-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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Yes, my GI treats my pain. If she didn't, I would find one that does. I think since my GI understands Crohn's, they also understand the different types of pain associated with the disease.
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02-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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It can be addictive, so I'm very careful with it. He gave me 60 5mg last month. I haven't even opened the bottle yet. I'm still using ones from my gallbladder surgery last summer. I take 1/2 of one a day, if I can't control the pain with a heating pad. It's just enough to knock the edge off.
02-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #9
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I go to a separate doctor/office for my pain.
02-06-2012, 01:13 AM   #10
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My GI has not had to since my surgery, but I know he would if needed.
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02-06-2012, 01:19 AM   #11
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My GI gave me a script of 60 5mg oxycodone, but has said if I need more, I will be sent to a pain management specialists. I will see him on Wed. and we will be discussing this option!
02-06-2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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The GI, GP and hospital have always written scripts, for pain meds, to my kids when needed for severe pain. It has always been Endone 5mg.

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02-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #13
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I think most doctors would if you asked them? I personally avoid it. Mine does try to give me something, couldn't tell you the name of it, I just say no. How am I supposed to know if I feel any better if I can't feel anything.
02-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #14
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No, nothing, not even when I was having episodes every 60-90 mins of being on the floor screaming in pain.

I'm terrified of the next time this happens!

(And plan to visit Emerg. Oh, to be armed with knowledge. I was told Emerg is only for life-threatening situations...nope, screaming in pain is allowed, too.)
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02-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #15
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I don't know of any of the GI docs in our area that will treat pain. They want you to go to pain management which helps but also puts a mark on you
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