Hi everyone! This is the second forum I've posted this to, but I wanted to see if others have experienced this.
I've had Crohn's disease for 4 years, and I've had a couple of pretty bad flares. This summer marked the worst flare I've ever had in the past 4 years. I've had moderate to severe pain everyday since late May of this year. In the past 3 weeks I've had extremely severe pain and vomiting. When I was still confident enough to eat, it felt like the food was stuck in my GI tract, and then I would vomit hours later. I haven't eaten a meal aside from a few saltine crackers for almost a week, but even though I haven't eaten anything I still have severe pain,nausea, and completely liquid stool. I take mesalamine and imuran, but at this point it doesn't even feel like any of those medications are working. The worst part of all of this is that my insurance coverage doesn't begin until November. I have a little over a month before I can even get seen, and I don't know if I can last that long. I'm even contemplating quitting my job because the pain is too severe. Has anyone been in a similar situation? How did you find the will to keep going? How did you deal with the pain in the absence of effective treatment? Any help would be greatly appreciated!