how long will pain last

I am currently in hospital being treated for crohns they r giving me hydrocortizone does anyone out there now when the pain will go away i am in agony and blocked

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Understanding the condition and adapting.. NEW
by: Annette

I completely agree with the previous comment. It's a scary time when you are in pain and have been diagnosed. No-one likes feeling ill and even the term Crohn's can strike fear into the most resiliant of people.

The good news is that, there will be breaks between the pain and times when the disease is less aggressive. It's only human to worry about the next bout of pain when you are currently suffering but, if you can develop the mind-set that tells you it won't always be bad, this will help you to adapt.

Ideally you need to have a good support network around you, family and friends or others who have been through and are going through the same things as you.

Crohn's affects people differently even though there are common symptoms, you may well react very differently to the next person in terms of treatment and medication. Just understand that you are not alone and that you will get through it.

Seek medical help, support or counseling, whatever you need to enable you to face the challenges ahead.The more you learn about Crohn's, the better prepared you will be for the future.
Good luck.

Lasting Pain
by: Kit

Look for the spaces between the pain and concentrate on them. Relax in to them, without getting anxious for the next bout of pain.
The steroid they are giving you is to remove the inflammation of the bowel.
The blockage is possibly due to the peristalsis (the muscular contraction and relaxation of the bowel, moving waste through your intestines) going into shock with the level of inflammation you currently have. This causes the bowel to 'spasm' or freeze.
I can only suggest here :)
While you are concentrating on the spaces of less discomfort :) breathe and relax and massage your stomach with castor oil, a lubricant and apparantly it helps with constipation :)
Drink copious amounts of water, with no added substance.
Walk around gently, a lot. This is what you would do with a horse that has colic.
The movement will help kick start the muscular action back in, hopefully :)
A very soft enema could help, preferably a mild coffee one. Unfortunately, if you are in hospital, they will only use the medical ointment or pessary. This works by stimulating the muscle in a chemical way. Not as good as a gentle enema.
Start taking fish oil capsules, as well as psyllium husks in a drink (metamucil for instance).
You need to lubricate your bowel massively. Keep massaging your stomach in a circular motion to gently stimulate it, as well as gently walking around.
But above all my friend, watch your mind. As you think, so shall you be.
You are not this 'disease'. It is your body that is currently suffering. Detatch yourself.
Move towards peaceful moments and people.
Move away from negative thoughts and people.
Accept everything and act.
Non-acceptance will create reaction within you and the physical problem will get worse :)
I wish you all the best.

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