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Hello. I "may" have crohns. My blood work was normal. That had me upset bc I KNOW something is WRONG. I have SO MANY of the symptoms and I have been so sick for years. It's been a battle. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy but had to cancel bc I'm a single mother of two young children and just couldn't afford to miss work.
My question is a bit embarrassing.... but I'm going to ask anyhow,... this happened recently, and for the first time ever...
My stomach started hurting which wasn't unusual, just unwelcome. Lol Of course chills and hot sweats along with nausea followed, also normal for me... I felt my bowels gurgling in a way they generally don't, I stay with constipation more than diarrhea, but it was the latter. I made my way out of the bed to the potty which was very painful. Once on the potty the pain in my stomach intensified as it never had before. Within seconds, sweat was pouring off of me, my clothes were so wet you could ring them out... (I'm a runner, I can run ten miles and barely have sweat spots on my clothes) I got EXTREMELY dizzy and I had to concentrate hard not to pass out. My face went numb, blackness overtook my vision. At home, alone with my two small children... all I could think was 'please no, please don't pass out like this!!!' My bowels began working and after about two solid stools everything broke lose. After about a two minute stretch of relief from the pain it started again. Sweat pouring again. I pooped, or I thought I did. It wasn't poo. It was nothing but blood. The toilet water was red. I wiped, it was blood, bright red. And a lot of it.
After what seemed like hours, (probably 30 minutes) I dragged myself to the bed. I just couldn't go to the ER. I was in so much pain I couldn't move, couldn't walk, my entire body hurt but not as bad as my stomach, I couldn't shave driven myself to a hospital if I wanted to....
and who wants to call an ambulance to report they are pooping blood? What if I had to poop when I was on the ambulance... and that type of pain? I didn't want to be touched at all.
It passed. The next day I was weak and still hurting in my stomach. It took about a week before I started to feel normal again.
My question is, Has anyone else experienced this?
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