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Hi i have recently been diagnosed with crohns. What do people take to get rid of severe abdominal pain. And what helps with consipation? Thanks

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    I use a wheat bag hot thing or a water bottle and dissolvable paracetamol.

    i know a few on here use cocodamol, but I find them too 'trippy'.

    i can't advise on the constipation though. 

    Hope you are doing ok and wish you well

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    Drink fibre and take laxative or juice. Eat papaya will help in constipation. What kind of medicine do you take?
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    I use paracetamol and tramadol.  If I am constipated which is rare senacot tablets are gentle.
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      I agree but may I ask what medicine do you take for I have pentasa which i think causing me constipated
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      I have had pentasa for five years and it did not give me constipation.  I am never really constipated but I get uncomfortable if I haven't been at least once during the day so one senacot sorts it.  
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      thanks sheila, that will relieve my worry. Do you have any side effect I just started a week ago one tablet 1mg this morning starts 2 then I feel indigestion and nearly vomit. 
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      I could not tolerate the large Pentasa tablets because they wouldn't go down so I had sachets of tiny little pills which were no bother.
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      thanks sheila, I will ask my specialist for it. I dont know whether he knows there is little one satchet. I am in Australia
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    Depends on the actual cause of the pain - I used to get blockages due to strictures and buscopan & sleep were the only things that would relax me enough for blockage/pain to ease. If you are constipated though it may not be best as I found it slowed things down. Otherwise I could only take paracetamol which actually does an amazing job.
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    Thanks everyone. My specalist have pescribed paracetamol and tramadol so i will go that a give. And will try senocot and get some papaya. Do you have any good tips or medication that reduces bloating??
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    Dear rebecca15655

    To stay regular, I take some Bicarbonate of soda with water (careful with the diution, otherwise ii is a irritant, not good), either before or after meals. If you learn to dilute it correctly it should keep you regular, and help with the bloating, and is usually safe with most meds.

    As for the pain, as I pointed out in my first intro to this subject, it is not I (inspite of this, don't discount the Bicarb with water) have Crohn's, it it my dear friend Katina Tina Stinson whom you can contact on face book, Modesto Fl, she has an amazing head for facts (meds), and will gladly give you some more suggestions as to pain.

    Now, the Bicarb, you can try about less than a half teaspoon of it with a about 4 oz water or a bit over that to stay regular, always give it a good brisk mix, and always taste the first sip for concentration to avoid the irritation of intestines and weakness, for if weak though it yet will help with regularity, you will need more portions, and it, when weak will not help with the bloating. You will experiment with it and get good at it. Should you contact Katina, tell her Miguel referred you, it will break the ice.

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    I forgot to say something about water. Drink lots of water, this also helps to insure that constipation will not be a problem and helps fight agains certain skin conditions. Have a glass or a bottle of water nearby.
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