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7/23/12 3:48 P

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I like to use a heat pad when I get those pains. It helps me a little bit. I am not sure if the relief is all in my head, but anything that helps is worth giving a shot.


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6/20/12 2:09 P

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When i get pains like that , so bad......i use heat and T3s, and lay on my side and Dont move......i was in bed all day like that. And seriously as long as i didnt move i seemed to be able to relax a little.

i havent seen my GI yet so i have no real meds for Crohns. This is all fairly new to me, so glad i stumbled upon this post. My local drs wont do anything as they dont want to screw up any signs or symptoms i have right now before the GI gets a chance to do his thing....so i find ways to handle the pain on my own. The only thing i have are T3 and i had them for my fistula pain.They take the edge off the tummy pain enough that i can generally doze a little here and there.....i would love for something to take all the pain away one day.

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1/4/12 12:41 P

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Hi! I just joined this team. Was diagnosed with crohn's in 1992, at age 14. I've been in remission for years and am pretty much meds-free, but just recently I had some problems and learned I have celiac in addition to crohn's. I was already avoiding wheat, but now I'm transitioning to gluten free, too.

For pain, I used to take dicyclomine. Hot water bottles help. Lying on my left side. Meditation, visualization. These days, I'm well enough to take advil, but if your symptoms are active you should definitely avoid it, especially if you're bleeding!

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1/1/12 6:13 P

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Cherie861, you are exactly right on the similarity to contractions. You might want to try LaMaze.
I had both of my sons without medication, only the old-fashioned LaMaze. It somehow seemed like the only thing left for me to try one day, so I did, and it worked wonders. I know of nothing more immediately helpful that at the same time has no side effects!

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8/7/11 1:54 A

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I know that pain... I hate that pain. When I have that pain it feels like something is going to explode in my tummy. When it get this bad I have to go to emergency.. I usually am put on IV for fluids and then morphine for pain. I have not found anything that works when I am at home .. but would be very interested if someone knows of something we could get in Canada.

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3/20/11 6:39 P

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As strange as it sounds, Aloe Vera juice helps me some. I had people suggest and it helps. That's the only OTC option I have found.

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3/17/11 7:45 A

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I haven't heard of those drugs, are they over the counter? I'm also Canadian and sometimes we can't get the same things. Any natural things you do?

I try to avoid taking more drugs (unless its unbearable in which case the hospital gives me a shot). Right now I'm on Humeria and it helps for the most part. But there are still times were I'm in pain, or sick to my stomach.

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3/16/11 9:25 A

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Also, PWINCESSEMILY has taken tramadol for pain with her crohns. I take tramadol for arthritis pain.

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3/16/11 9:24 A

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Methscopolamine is it's clinical name. It reduces spasms of the intestinal tract.

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3/16/11 9:06 A

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What is pamine 2? And I don't have cramping, just sharp pain. Would it help with that?

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3/16/11 8:57 A

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I take pamine 2 when I have cramping. Had to take it yesterday a couple of times. It usually helps relax my insides.

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3/16/11 8:10 A

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I woke up with bad stomach pains this morning. They come and go and get really intense when they are at their highest peak (kind of like contractions). My question is: what are some things you do when you're in pain? How do you cope or ease the pain?

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