Thank you so much for all of the replies! It's nice to know I'm not going crazy, lol! Yes, sometimes the "other" symptoms are worse than the bowels.....
And, how could I forget mentioning bloating, gas, and back pain? Silly me!
Fatigue if I have diarrhea
Diagnosed with CD in 1994;
Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.
Pretty much the same as the others besides the D I get:
Joints pain/ Arthritis
Some kind of skin tag thing that swells with flares…like a “flare-o-meter”
Bleeding (not lately)
Gut pain one area or another (usually upper right side)
Headache (could be many causes might not be CD for me)
mouth sores since childhood
weight gain (my body reacts the opposite and holds on to fat when I have D, aren’t I lucky?)
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08
I don't get diarrhea - maybe a handful of times a YEAR just like a normal person - and I hate that so many assume all Crohnies have the big D!
severe abdominal pain
very painful sores in my vaginal area (like boils!)
mucus in my BMs
extreme exhaustion (typically connected to iron levels)
noisy intestines (I get asked if I'm hungry a lot!)