For me, an attack consists of massive abdominal swelling, extreme pain like someone is stabbing me in the gut with a hot knife, and intestinal spasming, especially on my left side (descending colon-sigmoid colon area). Then for about three days afterwards I am still swollen and sore-it feels like I got smacked in the gut by a 2x4. It completely exhausts me, it takes so much out of me I feel so exhausted and worn out like I've been in a battle. I have another appt on April 19th, so hopefully I can get some answers then. This bites.View Thread
Hi all, I'm new here. I've been dealing with some excrutiatingly painful symptoms ever since my hyterectomy in 2008. Everything I've read about Crohn's points to it, but last year I did go to a GI doctor and he said I only had stomach lesions and put me on omeprozole. But the off and on constipation, the killer pain, and the bloating-OMG it looks like I'm nine months pregnant and I can barely move when it happens! I get an attack once a week, and I've tried to pinpoint it to food I'm eating but there's nothing in common. I've actually seen my intestines undulating and spasm through my abdominal wall-it feels like I have alien inside of me trying to burst out! Does any of this sound familiar to anybody at all?????View Thread
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