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01-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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owowowpaaiinnnn x(

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *bashes head against a wall*
what do you do to lessen the pain?!?!?!?! I can't take it anymore! It's like I'm being stabbed from the inside out, no wait, I feel the urge to grab a knife and just gut myself, because for some reason I feel like that would bring relief akjfkowejafdf gaaaaawefdkjsjfaoiwejfsd.

What do you do? Take tylenol? Is it safe to take tylenol with all the meds we're on? Does tylenol even help? How do you know when to take it. Sometimes the pain lasts a few minutes and it just comes and goes, other times it lasts for hours... I don't know what to do. Every time I get an attack of pain I can't move, I don't even breathe or blink :'(

I just don't know what to do... I mean, isn't there something we can do for immediate pain relief? Are we supposed to just tough it out? Also, I don't want to pop pain meds on a daily basis O.o but...
01-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Tylenol is usually fine, but if you haven't taken it before I would check with a doctor or pharmacist to be on the safe side. I take it as soon as pain is severe enough to interfere with my activities, as it can be more effective than waiting until the pain is unbearable.

Things I find helpful are heat (hot bath, heat pad, hot water bottle) and relaxing the tummy muscles- lying on my left hand side with my knees drawn up and a gentle massaging motion seems to be best, failing that reclining with my feet up.

My pain is pretty much linked to what and when I eat. I need to eat fairly small amounts frequently, and I kept a food diary to highlight problem foods. It was really useful, so might be worth considering if you haven't already.

Of course if the pain persists and nothing you do seems to make it better, maybe it's time for medical help! And if you get pain frequently, maybe you need more treatment.
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01-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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If you are in that kind of pain...I would get myself to the A&E. You should'nt have to deal with that, and you could have a big problem, like an obstruction.
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01-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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I agree with Misty. A bit of pain can be "normal" for a Crohnie but it sounds like you're experiencing pain that's a bit more serious. It's better to be on the safe side and have it checked out.
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01-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Hmm went to the doctor today, she said that after the blood results get back she'll let me know what steps she's going to take. She wants to start weening me off the medipred. I asked her about the pain, she told me not to take pain medications, but that after the blood results she'll let me know what to do. Guess I have to stick it out :/ No pain today though... so far

Thanks for the advice Rebecca, a heating pad and massage does help ease it to some extent
01-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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I get that same kind of pain. The kind that comes in waves and takes my breath away and I can't move. It lasts for a couple minutes, then goes away. It happens several times a day. I just grit my teeth and hang on until it passes. The other kind of pain is the constant low-level pain. For that, I use a heating pad and if it gets bad enough, take oxycodone.
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01-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
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I've been there Angela...and it sucks!
When you explained wanting to gut yourself I kinda of chuckled because I know that feeling all too well! The abdomenal spasms I experience never usually last that 30s to 1min, but they can come as frequently as every 2-3mins! And if I'm walking it literally stops me in my tracks. I've never taken anything for it, but have always wondered if there was anything I could do besides pain meds.

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