For those of you who have had severe complications with Crohn's, how do you differentiate between a common flu and more serious issues that require you going to emerg. Yesterday I woke up in the most unbelievable abdominal pain that I've ever felt and was not even albe to stand or lie out straight comfortably. I was extremely nausseous and although I do not currently own a themometer, I felt very feverish. Two things were concerning me. The pain, and also the fact that I was having a really hard time having bowel movements....very unusual for me. I've talked to a few people including my doctors secretary and I think the common concensus is that it's just a stomach flu. And I really don't want to just look like a whiner by showing up in the ER because of the common flu. But how do I know if something is really wrong? The pain is a little bit better today and the bowel movements are more frequent than ever, however I still have severe pain if I try to eat and I can not shake the nausseous feeling no matter how much gravol I take. Any suggestions?
26 year old female. Diagnosed with CD in 1995. Resection in 2000 due to perforation during a colonoscopy. Currently taking Humira once a week, Lyrica for pain mangement with Percocet for breakthrough pain, and Wellbutrin.