Hi i have crohns, i got diagnosed in 2012 after 5 years of hell! I have abdo pain all the time and have flares quite often.. My gastroentrologist put me on azathioprine to try and control the flares but was hospitalised with side effects so had too come off .. I have a gastro appointment on the 24th nov and am hoping to try the other immuno supressant we talked about if azathioprine was unsuccesful which it was. Anyway i feel as if im waffling on so im going too get straight to the point now but what pain meds do you take .. I have just been prescribed tramadol by my GP.. 50mg x2 4times a day (im not taking the max dose i take 1 tablet in the morning and 2 at bed time as my abdo pain is worse on lieing down?) i have also been on 8x 30/500 co-codamol a day for over a year now (i do take max dose of this and it helps to a degree though not as much as ot used too and it also helps with diarrea) but i i have read some horror stories about paracetemol and liver problems? And addiction (i do not know of im addicted as havent tried to come off them but i suspect i have become dependant) i suffer from anxiety and reading these stories has made me question whethet im over dosing on paracetemol on a daily basis or damaging my liver ... I know it says 8x in 24 hrs (no more than)on the box and im sure im not over dosing (as i said my anxiety is making me question myself and worrying my self about my liver after what ive read) i take my tabs at the same time everyday 2x at11 in morning 2xat 5pm 2xat 9pm and 2x at 1.30am (go to bed at 1.30 funny time i know but can never sleep before then) as i said i take at them times every day thats not taking more than 8in 24 hours is it? As in i am taking it safely arent i? Abd is any other crohns sufferer on long term co-codamol pain relief? I hope this post makes sence.. Im going too make a docs app on monday about co-codamols as i didnt know paracetemol was so dangerous long term & hadnt even thought about addiction tbh as dont just take them to take them if makes sence anyway i hope this post makes sence and someone can tell me what pain relief they use for crohns .. Also tapering pred for crohns.