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I swear, when I started talking about Crohn's on this blog, I didn't intend it to be all "OMG I'M DYING" posts to gain sympathy. To be honest, part of it now is just needing to write it all down just to convince myself this is actually happening because WTF even. 

So, I last posted on... what was it, Tuesday, right. And I was having some trouble with vomit. So yeah, that continued, and worsened, and I went to the doctor on Thursday, and he sent me to the ER for an immediate abdominal/pelvis CT scan to check for any intestinal blockage. Well, "immediate" and "ER" aren't really things that go together, unless you are literally bleeding from a gunshot wound, but apparently normal radiology places don't like walk-ins demanding same-day scans at 3pm, so the ER was better than nothing? (Easy to say when you are the doctor ordering this, and not the person who has to sit in the ER for 9 hours.)

I spent most of it in an actual bed, rather than sitting in the waiting room or a hallway or something, so that's a plus. And let me say that every single person who worked there was unfailingly nice to me. But it took 9 hours just to get a CT scan, which seems a tad inefficient. While I was there, though, I also got a liter of IV fluids, since I was horribly dehydrated after several days of vomiting and diarrhea. That actually helped a lot, I think, and possibly kept me from vomiting again until I went back to my doctor on Friday morning. 

The scan showed no blockage, which: yay! but also: that means we still don't know why I'm vomiting. My doctor no longer thinks it's just a side effect of the Humira, because a.) it just got crazy worse with no corresponding increase in dosage, and b.) I was actually on a much higher dose back when I first started the drug trial (indeed, that was the entire POINT of the trial), and I wasn't vomiting then. So *shrug emoji*.

End result: I am now on a new, srs bsns anti-nausea medicine (which also apparently doubles as an anti-psychotic) and have been eating solid foods for the past two days without incident. Hopefully this means our long national nightmare is over, and I can just go back to the business of feeling shitty for the usual reasons. 

Date: Aug. 24th, 2015 02:32 am (UTC)
skygiants: Mytho from Princess Tutu cuddles a puppy while baby Fakir flails at villains with a stick in the background (tiny puppy)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
I hope the new meds are effective! It does sound like a long nightmare. :/

Date: Aug. 24th, 2015 02:47 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (feet in water)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Whew. That all sounds like worlds of no fun. :( I'm glad the new medication is helping so far, and hope it keeps that up!

Date: Aug. 24th, 2015 05:02 am (UTC)
ever_neutral: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ever_neutral
Praise the Lord. There being no discernible reason for the vomiting is... concerning, but so long as it never returns I'm wildly happy for you. WHOMP WHOMP.

Date: Aug. 25th, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
wendelah1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
I'm glad to hear things have eased up slightly. Crohn's is an awful disease.

Date: Aug. 26th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
mcmegan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mcmegan
Ugh, that all sucks! Especially 9 hours for a CT! We have a CT machine at work, and could have done it much quicker! And after I read your previous post, I could have hooked you up with some zofran Seamus had leftover from when he hurt his back (nausea from pain meds). But now it sounds like the new crazy (or, well, anti-crazy) meds are working, so yay for that!
Boo to your angry GI system, I hope that you can find some sort of drug combo that can work! *hugs*
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