Crohn's causing random sickness

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I'm hoping someone may be able to give me some advice. I posted on here a while ago as I was diagnosed with September and since October I had one day every month up until May where I would wake up with horrific sickness and continue to vomit all day until 5/6pm. It would make me so poorly I could barely walk to the bathroom or have a conversation as it made me so exhausted. My specialist stopped my medication in May and since then I have not suffered with this sickness until today!! I've been in bed the entire day and have been vomiting liquid up until 8pm. I'm not on any medication so I have no idea why I had this today?

Had anyone ever experienced this or could give me some help or advice? I'm unable to take any tablets until I've stopped being sick and unable to hold down sips of water.

I'd really appreciate any help or advice.

Thank you in advance. 

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    Hi Fran

    It may seem silly to suggest, but is it possible you have food poisoning ?? 

    I have had Crohn's for 25 years and the only time I've experienced terrible vomiting has been either from food poisoning or from a very acute Crohn's flare!!

    If you're still like this tomorrow please seek guidance from you GP.  I reckon it definitely requires medical attention, particularly regarding dehydration and what's causing it. 

    I really hope it eases off soon. 

    Take care


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      Thanks for your message Hannah.

      It's not food poisoning as I've had this 8 times now and know exactly when the sickness will start and exactly when it will end. I used to have this once a month for 7 months and then they decided to take my off azathiaprine, which I finished in May and now all of sudden it's comes back.

      Thanks for your message. I wish you good health x

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    Hi Fran

    That does sound distressing and I would definitely take it up with your doctor or IBD specialist soon.

    I developed similar symptoms after being on azathioprine for about 4 months. The symptoms receded when I stopped taking Aza but quickly returned when I resumed them on a lesser dose. My IBD specialist said that apart from the physical symptoms my liver and pancreas readings had gone up too high and I was told to discontinue the azathioprine.

    I was put on 6-mercaptopurine thereafter which my body tolerated better for 6 months then the readings went up again. I was then put on Humira injections every 2 weeks and I have been using it for nearly 2 years. I hope you get some answers soon. Regards Pete .

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      Hi Pete, 

      Thanks for your message.

      I will get in contact with my IBD specialist as I'm currently not on any medication and unsure why this sickness has occurred again. 

      Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. 

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      Hi fran I'm just reading up on your symptoms because my daughter had been dealing with exactly the same thing, she's had an ultra sound and bloods and now waiting for the camera down in December, I thought it might be crohns so that m trying to find out as much as I can, I totally sympathise with you as I see how sick my daughter is when this happens, it's very distressing to watch, I hope you get answers soon, I will let you j is the outcome of my daughters test 😊

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