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12-04-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Starting a new job. Question.

Hello, everyone. I have a question. I am starting a new job this week. I have never worked before. I was sick a lot growing up and with my UC. I'm excited to start my job (: My question is: I often deal with pretty bad stomach pains throughout the day. I don't know if I am in remission yet, I have not seen my GI in awhile. Usually, for the most part, I will feel alright. I have been on Humira just over a year now. I started on one injection bi-weekly, I am now on two injections- bi weekly (four a month). I have felt so much better since starting two. I usually deal pretty well with the pains I go through throughout the day, I'm usually home, so it makes it easier. But now that I am starting this job, I'm kinda worried. Does anyone know any over the counter pain meds(Tylenol) etc, that can or would help with pain? I used to take a certain type of pain medication prescribed to me by the hospital when I went to the ER. But I no longer have anymore. My pcp is gone for three months on holiday, so I'm unable to see her. She was going to refer me to a pain management specialist, one who could help with prescribing pain meds. Im just curious if there's anything that could help until I'm able to see a doctor to be referred to the pain management specialist.? Im also curious if anyone has anything that helps them with extreme fatigue? I want to do well at this job, but I can't help but over-worry about things. Any help is appreciated! Thank you ps- I also suffer with anemia quite often, so this could also be what contributes to the fatigue.
12-04-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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I was told that anything but Tylenol could cause bleeding. Have you had your blood checked recently?
12-04-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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I was told that anything but Tylenol could cause bleeding. Have you had your blood checked recently?


Yes. Last month. I usually have it checked quite often.
12-04-2016, 05:42 PM   #4
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Are you taking iron or b12?

12-04-2016, 05:46 PM   #5
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Hi there, congratulations! You will do great. One of the good things about working with ibd is that staying busy can tend to distract the mind from the 'pain'. I hope you will find your pain eases. Just be sure to try not to over do, get your rest when not working, and plan your meals in advance (like if you take a lunch or what u can eat) Stay hydrated If you find yourself in pain , your dr should have someone covering for them, so ring them up.

NSAID's are an IBD no no.

Be well, God bless (Congrats again )
12-04-2016, 05:51 PM   #6
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Are you taking iron or b12?


Iron, yes. But I sometimes forget to take it. I don't take vitamin b12. Never had it mentioned to me.
12-04-2016, 05:53 PM   #7
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Hi there, congratulations! You will do great. One of the good things about working with ibd is that staying busy can tend to distract the mind from the 'pain'. I hope you will find your pain eases. Just be sure to try not to over do, get your rest when not working, and plan your meals in advance (like if you take a lunch or what u can eat) Stay hydrated If you find yourself in pain , your dr should have someone covering for them, so ring them up.



NSAID's are an IBD no no.



Be well, God bless (Congrats again )


Aww, thank you! She does have someone covering for her until she gets back. I'm just nervous to see them because it's someone new that I've never met. Thank you again
12-04-2016, 05:56 PM   #8
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Iron, yes. But I sometimes forget to take it. I don't take vitamin b12. Never had it mentioned to me.
You might want to ask your doctor next time you go. Good luck with the job.

12-04-2016, 06:09 PM   #9
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You might want to ask your doctor next time you go. Good luck with the job.


Thank you
12-07-2016, 04:10 PM   #10
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My pcp is gone for three months on holiday, so I'm unable to see her.
Hi NativeBeauty.

I have to believe that if she is gone for three months, that there is someone covering her cases. I would call her office and find out who there is covering for her and go see them.
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What kind of job is this? I work retail which takes a lot out of me physically and mentally. Even though I've been there almost 16 years I've been careful of telling my new managers of my medical challenge until they've seen what kind of employee I am. However, sometimes it can't be helped.

I'd be curious to see what your doctor's office had to say as far as help goes. I would also advise bringing some sort of emergency kit to leave at work (if you can) just in case. I have a few comfort things I leave in my locker and have been thankful for them on occasion.
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12-19-2016, 05:24 PM   #13
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What kind of job is this? I work retail which takes a lot out of me physically and mentally. Even though I've been there almost 16 years I've been careful of telling my new managers of my medical challenge until they've seen what kind of employee I am. However, sometimes it can't be helped.



I'd be curious to see what your doctor's office had to say as far as help goes. I would also advise bringing some sort of emergency kit to leave at work (if you can) just in case. I have a few comfort things I leave in my locker and have been thankful for them on occasion.


Thank you. That's actually a really good idea. I didn't end up getting the job. I had it, up until I told them I have a disability (Crohn's/colitis) I did a walk through, interview, everything. I went to train that morning and was told the position had been filled. Which it wasn't. But I did however apply for another job (warehouse) and got it, however I had to quit because of added stress and anxiety and not being able to go to the bathroom as needed. /:
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Hello. New here. I see this is an old post. So hope it is OK to post still.

I have had UC since 1999 and have worked full time during all that time.

I find that stress and worry make my UC flare up; so it pays not to worry too much.

I find daily yoga, swimming or silent meditations, help to deal with stress.

But the best thing for painful tummies, is heating up a lavender scented wheat or bead pack in the office microwave. When ready after two minutes, wrap it in a towel to prevent it burning your skin, and then press it against your tummy or source of pain. The heat and the lavender smell eases pain.

I tried medication once years ago, and it caused drowsiness and I fell asleep at work.
01-02-2017, 08:31 PM   #15
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however I had to quit because of added stress and anxiety and not being able to go to the bathroom as needed.
I use yoga, swimming and silent meditation. They work well at reducing stress and anxiety. If you don't have time for those, then a Bach Flower Remedy mix does wonders for your confidence levels.

I am in remission at present. But other times I wear incontinence pads. So if I have an "accident" at work, there is no embarrassment or leakage.

I asked for my work station to be next to the toilets. So if I did need to dash, the toilet would be close at hand. They didn't ask why.

I also got the job and waited for three months (which is the normal job trial period), before telling them I had UC. It is not lying exactly. More the savvy telling of truth at a time picked by me.
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