Crohn's Disease And Naproxen - Vomiting

Nov 18, 2014

I had my surgery in 98. I've been symptom free for over 10 years. I recently hurt my back at work and was prescribed Naproxen (Aleve) because of the new pain med laws. Well after taking it for a week, I just started vomiting large amounts of blood. I went to the ER and they were shocked to hear that this was prescribed this for my pain since they were aware I had Crohn's. Has anyone else had symptoms like this from Naproxen? Would it be a honest mistake or malpractice?

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Crohn's Disease :: Indicative Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I am a 24 year old who works a 12 hour rotating shift pattern (including night shifts). For the past 6 months or maybe more o have had upper left abdominal pain (cramping/aching) and more recently lower pain (sometimes across lower, sometimes left and sometimes a specific place on the lower right). I put it down to IBS due to shift work. My partner convinced me to see the GP as I have a family history of IBD. Oh and my bowel movements vary from constipated (less than once a week) to lose (not diarrhoea and multiple times per day)

Had stool tests and blood tests. I expected them not to find anything to be honest and just did it to please my boyfriend and put his mind at rest.

Doctor phoned and said that "the stool test shows signs of inflammation indicative of inflammatory bowel disease". I couldn't really ask more questions because of where I was. Phoned in for blood results and told by reception that they were fine.

I have been referred to the gastroenterologist and have an appointment in 2 weeks.

I am tired all the time and find it really difficult to get out of bed, frequently have naps at work but put that down to shift working.

I don't want to take any laxatives because I never know when it will change between constipation and loose stools and when I'm working, I often can't get to the toilet.

I often have joint pain but I also have a knee injury and some hyper mobile joints.

I am so confused as to what is going on and hate not being in control of my body. I know I only have mild symptoms, I feel so alone (shift work doesn't lend itself to meeting people regularly).

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Can You Take Beer With Crohn's Disease?

My husband was diagnosed with crohn’s disease some time ago. It seems that he is not allowed to drink beer. I don’t know how he will be able to do this, since he is a great fan of beer. Why isn’t he allowed to take it? Can someone tell me?

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Crohn's Disease Can Affect Fertility

My wife has been diagnosed with crohn’s disease. We have no children yet, but we were planning to. However, this disease is something that surprised us. She manages to coup the disease with medications. However, we don’t know if this affects her fertility. What do you think about this?

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Crohn's Disease Relation To Hemorrhoids?

I know something about crohn’s disease. However, there is something else that intrigues me. I was wondering if this disease can be manifested with haemorrhoids. As far as I know, those are two different entities, so I would like to know if they can be linked in any way.

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Crohn's Disease :: Hearing Loss?

I've had hearing loss now for a few years but don't know whether it's down to Work, crohn's or chemotherapy, anyone else?

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Crohn's Disease :: Really Thick Blood?

I had a blood test today as I'm being tested for Crohn's disease and a load of allergies however my blood was really thick and gloopy and would flow even the nurse said that it was unusual. She couldn't get much blood out either as it would flow so ended up having to use bottles that they use for babies because there nearly any blood. I'm just wondering what this could mean or if  anyone else has had this before?

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Crohn's Disease :: Tiredness - Don't Have The Strength To Do Anything

I've had Crohns for 20 years I have a structure but is under control with drugs but the tiredness and fatigue is terrible specialist isn't much help or understanding on this point how do others cope with it ? My bloods are checked regularly and are always fine. I sometimes wonder how I'm going to get through the day at work sometimes and don't have the strength to do anything when I get it at night and I cannot wait to get to bed even if it's to watch tv I wouldn't mind but I'm no party animal has anyone got any sensible suggestions please ?

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Crohn's Disease :: Fistula With Cutting Seton

I had a high transsphincteric fistula (multiple abscesses). CRS placed a cutting seton with fistulotomy in July. CRS told me that the seton would be in prob 4-6 weeks. It is now 8 weeks later, new CRS (first one moved), told me that he doesn't use these much as they are not tolerated well and that he thinks he will have to go back in and tighten it as it is not advancing. He says this is/can be a long process. Now I am to go back in several weeks to finalize new plan. Problem is, after surgery, I had Augmentin. The fistula track was not draining like it was supposed to and I got another abscess... after the fistulotomy and seton placement. CRS gave me Augmentin which I'm not sure really helped. So, I got a total body rash from the augmentin. I lasted 5 weeks before I was so miserable that I finally took oral steroids from Dermatologist with CRS approval. After I did two weeks of steroids, which helped tremendously, the rash came right back. Derm subsequently gave me a new prescription for prednisone (for one month taper!) and told me that it is a rebound rash after I stopped steroids. CRS says he won't do next surgery until I am off of prednisone for several weeks. Do I take the prednisone? or try to power thru the rash and not tear off my skin? How long will this next seton take to cut thru? wonder if it will get "stuck" midway too? More tightening procedures? Oh.. what to do?

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Crohn's Disease :: Humira Stopped Working

I'm 28 and have crohn's disease. I have been on humira for 2 years which had worked well. The past few months, however, I have been suffering from a debilitating flair up. My Dr upped my dosage but it hasn't made a difference and am now back on steroids. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this with humira? And if anyone had had success with any alternative medications?

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Crohn's Disease :: Mercaptopurine And Tramadol For The Pain

Hi I have just joined the forum and would like to know if anyone feels the same as myself or am I going mad.  Was diagnosed with crohns in 2010 after doing the over 50 bowel screening ( I am 55) have been on several medications and had a very nasty abcess where you dont want one and had to stay in hospital 11 days. Last november I had been in infliximab for 2 years having infusion every 8 weeks and also taking mercaptopurine and tramadol for the pain, I now have infliximab every 10 weeks still taking mercaptopurine which I have been on for 4 years, the doctor asked me to try and stop tramadol but I only take 2 per day 4 on a very bad day, I have tried several times not to take these but when I stop the next day I feel bloated, very sick and its a struggle to get out of bed and as a full time carer for my disabled husband thats no good, it happened today so I took 2 tramadol and crawled back to bed and within an hour I felt a lot better, have explained this to 2 doctors and 1 wants me off tramadol and says symptoms are due to them and the other gives me a prescription and says if I need to take them to do that I am so confused. I take them because the option not to makes me feel so crap (pardon the pun ) has anybody got any advice please I hate this crohns 

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Crohn's Disease :: Sore Throat When Taking Azathioprine

I have been taking Azathioprine for crohn's for some time and have been lucky not to have had any side effects. For a while I have had a sore throat but not needed any medication. When I read the possible side effects on websites they mention sore throats. Any one else experience this, if so have you spoken to GP or consultant.

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Prednisolone Not Working For Crohn's

I have been provisionally diagnosed with Crohns and have been on Prednisolone for 3 weeks, starting off with 40 mg a day and reducing weekly by 5 mg.

I am having terrible headaches and no releif from the abdominal pain.No other symptoms yet.Can I expect some improvement as time goes on in your experiences ?

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MST And Naproxen Can Be Taken Together?

After a second hip replacement, doing an NHS exercise I fractured my "Greater Trochanter Bone"

That was Feb 2014 and I'm on crutches permanently.

About 3 weeks ago the GP put me on MST {took me off the codeine}  To be taken twice a day {12 hours between them}

I'm on Naproxen......twice a day {12 hrs between them}

I've been taking both together...9am and 9pm Does anyone know if there is any reason why I shouldn't take them together?

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Ulcerative Colitis Or Crohn's? Explosive Diarrhea, Blood Loss, Mucus In Poo

I started getting the following symptoms 6 weeks ago, explosive diarrhea, blood loss, mucus in poo, constipation, 7-10 bm's a day, bloating, cramps, loss of appetite, severe fatigue.... I left it 4 weeks as thought it was a bug & have a very hectic lifestyle so didn't have chance to give it a great deal of thought but went to the docs & she said she's pretty sure it's ulcerative colitis. She was quite concerned & requested I had an urgent colonoscopy within 1 week but I have to wait 6 weeks for this to happen. My doc wasn't happy but said there is nothing she can do to expedite this. I was at my wits end yesterday so my hubby took me to a & e but again they were reluctant to run any tests as I'm already booked in to have a colonoscopy. They did the standard tests which were all normal. I'm now waiting to call a private hospital to get an appointment so that I can get this procedure done ASAP as my family are so concerned. I can't believe that I've got to pay £2k to get this issue checked out? I thought that losing blood for 6 weeks would be classed as urgent but I guess not?

Sorry if tmi but I noticed veg in my stools this morning & that was from a meal I had last Tuesday?

Does this his sound like ulcerative colitis to anyone or could it possibly be crohn's?

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Antacid With Naproxen?

Can anyone tell me which antacid does not have drug interaction with naproxen ?

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen With Losartan

I take Naproxen for Rheumatoid arthritis but as I have high blood pressure I also need to take Losartan 50 mgms daily. My GP now wants me to have 6 monthly blood and urine tests. I think this is because these drugs combined can cause kidney problems. Has anyone come across this before?

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen Should Not Be Taken With Aspirin?

My instructions for taking Naproxen indicate that it should not be taken with aspirin.  My question is; how much time should I let go by after taking a Naproxen to be able to take aspirin?

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen With Citalopram - Okay?

GP has given me Naproxen as I am suffering with sciatica.  I also take Citalopram and asked him whether it was ok to take these two medications together - he said it was fine.

Several sites however mention that you shouldn't take these medications together.

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How Much Naproxen For Tension Headaches

I have had constant tension headache for four weeks now I have been prescribed naproxen which I have taken twice a day for tension headaches I have used the whole 28 pack and now my gp thinks I have a rebound headache, they have advised me to stop taking it, I tried this the other day and by 2pm the pain was awful I could not even move. There has never been a point where the pain from the tension headaches got better so I never stopped taking naproxen

Has anyone has similar issues? How much naproxen do u take for tension headaches? Because from day one my headaches have been unbearable it's so bad that without the naproxen it's painful to just breath, confused.

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Stopping Naproxen - How Long Withdrawals Last?

I haven't been feeling too well lately so have been absent from posting it reading on these boards. I have a host of illnesses including severe osteoarthritis, mild spinal stenosis, Graves' disease (suffered and survived a mistreated thyroid storm), chronic pain, fibromyalgia, hypertension, LBBB (left bundle branch block in my left side of heart), tendinitis in my ankle, obesity, anxiety, major depressive disorder, etc. You get the drift. I also therefore take about 12 different types of medications equalling up to 24 pills a day I ingest. Oh and I also have anemia and some other female issues (i'm 52 years old)

Due to my latest complaints of severe nausea and lethargy my primary care physician advised me that he would like to see me first try to stop taking Naproxen. I currently take 500 mg twice daily. I stopped cold turkey on Tuesday night and today is friday. I am feeling awful. Please help are these withdrawal symptoms normal with even naproxen? I've been taking it for about a year and prior to that I was taking celebrex for about two years. I am not sure if I will feel better in a few more days of no more headaches and shaking and sweating and irritable bowel.

Has anyone successfully stopped naproxen and how long for withdrawals? And if anyone just decided that the risk of health issues arising from using naproxen was better than feeling pain?

I am using a host of other meds in conjunction with my pain specialist including a host of other opiates, etc.

Can someone help me? I don't know if I should just grin and bare it the worse almost over. Or should I give up and take it again. I don't want to be taking so many drugs any more. I'm feeling like they're killing me fast yet help with pain and daily living.

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