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03-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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Burning pain in stomach

I've been diagnosed with crohn's disease for 3 years now. I'm 16 years old.
Everytime I'm just sitting down doing nothing my stomach starts burning out of nowhere and its such a bad feeling, I get really warm and start to feel sick with the pain. It's not in my intestines its in my stomach. It's not reflux. Does anyone know what's happening or does anyone else have that problem? It's not in my intestines its in my stomach
03-25-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Sometimes I feel like "my insides are on fire". It bothers me from time to time but doesn't cause me great pain. Sorry, there isn't much else I can say....
Symptoms of Crohn's: 17 years
Officially Diagnosed: July 8 2010 with Crohn's of the ileum.
Current IBD meds: 12.5mg Methotrexate weekly, Lomotil, Baclofen and Roxicodone as needed.
Failed IBD meds: Asacol, Entocort, Prednisone, 6MP, Humira, Remicade, Azathioprine, Librax.

Symptoms are still uncontrolled.
Fistula developed January 2011.
Resection on February 3rd, 2011.

My poor gut and my poor butt!

03-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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At first I thought your famous John K. counterpart had joined to admit he was a Crohnie.

I just wanted to add I get this all the time, and I'm undiagnosed with a high genetic potential for developing Crohn's. My point being you don't have to have Crohn's to have a burning stomach. It's a common condition many people I know get, simply called "gastritis". To me, it feels like acid reflux in my stomach, as opposed to esophagus, and for many people there is 'silent' reflux with it.

I've had mild IBS-type flares as well as gallbladder problems, duodenal ulcers and gastritis my whole life. My simple method for dealing with it is Pepcid (the tablets are a godsend), Maalox, Mylanta, or any milk-of-magnesia. Failing that, I'll go on an OTC proton pump inhibitor until it heals itself. I would personally suggest you check with your doctor before trying the hefty (proton pump inhibitors and the like) antacids, though.
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03-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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Hi John,
You need your parents to take you to the Gi doc. They will probably want to do an EGD test, where they look down your throat into your stomach. Crohn's can strike from mouth to anus, so it's needs to be looked it. You don't want a punctured stomach - ouch!
Good luck and let us know what you find out.
Crohns since 1989
3 Surgeries - Hemicolectomy '08, Sm Bowel Resection '09, Proctocolectomy '10. Lets hope I'm done now!
On Protonix and Humira.
03-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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It us likely an H-Pylori infection. There are not many pathogens that affect the stomach this way. I have had this same problem, so I know how miserable it can be.

There is only one reliable H-Pylori test, and that is the Metametrix GI Effects Profile.
I would have that done.

Nothing I post here is to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor or health professional.
They are simply my opinions.
03-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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I get that too, just been in hospital for 2 weeks , told them about this pain and they examined me and said it was indigestion , which can be caused from all the meds im on. Now taking indigestion tablets they gave me (can't remember the name) but they've really healped , only get that burning pain very mildly now and nowhere near as oftern. So i'd go see your doctor , could be really simple to fix like it was for me.
Meds :

Methotrexate 20mg per week
Omeprazole 40mg per day
Ferrous sulphate 3 x tablet per day
Folic Acid 1 per day (5 days a week)
(trammadol & Paraccetamol for painrelief

Diagnosed Nov 2010 - Crohns Colitis
(bowel problems since 16yrs) 29 Yrs old now
So far tried Asacol,Aza,6mp,Remicade

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