Trying to figure out why I am having these SEVERE flares that are landing my in the hospital every 3 1/2 weeks. Saw my OB/GYN (that I have been seeing for 9 years) thinking that my menstrul cycle may be behind it. (I no longer have a period since I had only my uterus removed 3 1/2 years ago) She is going to start me on Lupron to shut down my hormone cycle and see if we stop the flares. She also thinks that there is endometriosis on/in previous surgical sites that is aggravating the pain. During her exam she noted inflamed tissues in my lower right quadrant. We also agreed that if I need to go to the hospital again I will go to the one where she is on staff so she can follow the flare.
So, the theory is that my stupid female hormones are pissing off the Crohn's. : )
Should take 4-6 weeks before I get the shots going and see any results. Cross your fingers!
I was undiagnosed during my pregnancies. I have 2 children, but I lost 3. Pregnancy was very hard for me.
I will tell you this. You do get through the losses. My last miscarriage was 6 years ago this month. And as time goes on, I think of them less. I keep a little box in my night stand that has any "memories" of those babies. I know they are close to me. I had two losses before my son, then another after him, then I had my daughter.
I don't know much about these meds and pregnancy. But I did take ALLOT of meds while pregnant, and even had emergency surgery! And then was on morphine after!! I had to take pre-term labor meds every 2 hours for 2 months with both kids. I had to take anti-biotics and prednisone for pneumonia with my son. I took progesterone suppliments with both kids. I took muscle relaxants through both pregnancies for joint pain and inflamation. I took TONS of phenegren b.c I was unable to keep down water. Also Imodium daily to slow down the chronic explosive diarhea (from Crohn's).
I have 2 HEALTHY kids now.
I even nursed my daughter through back surgery, emergency surgery for a staph infection, and 6 weeks of PICC line anti-biotics. Oh, and demeral for pain control.
Take ONE DAY AT A TIME. Pregnancy is VERY VERY hard emotionally after you have lost a baby, and even harder after 2. But even after the baby is born, nothing is certain, nothing is safe, and you are always worried about something happening to your child. That is part of being a mom. The fear NEVER goes away, you just learn to accept it as a part of parenting. Being a mom is emotionally hard, and it starts while pregnant.
You will go on if something happens. It is VERY hard, but you manage. And eventually the awful pain gets less and less.
Also, have you visited the Pregnancy After Loss message board here on WebMD? I spent years over there when I was pregnant, and it was a HUGE support.
yup. That is the goal. We are going to try a "false menopause" before we make the decision to finish my histerectomy. If the Lupron works, we know that my hormones and endometriosis are the underlaying cause of the severe flares, and we can look at removing my overies when we clean out the endo. If the lupron does not work, we have not done an unnecessary surgery.View Thread