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   Posted 8/7/2008 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been on here in a long time, about a year, because I have been well. I read, but haven't posted. I need your opinion. In the last week, I have started having stabbing pains in my lower left abdominal area, and have ignored them. They come and go, and I thought they were just gas. I woke up today to a very noisy, painful abdomen. Does this sound like a flare? I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago, went through a long stretch of pred, suppositories, asacol, the whole 9 yards. I went into a remission, and have been well for about 9 months. What do you think? Any and all replies are a blessing.
Asacol 1200 mg. 3 times daily, Rowasa enema AM & PM,
probiotics, lots of hope and prayers! 50 years old, diagnosed formally 10-06. If it doesn't kill ya, it'll only make you stronger!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 8/7/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry to say, sounds like a flare to me. thats one of the first signs for me, right after fatigue and followed immediately by agitation of my fissures and D.
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/7/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
My guide point is usually if the symptoms continue over a week, then more than likely I am flaring. I would keep an eye on things and if they continue to get worse I would call your GI. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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