Large intestine- colon and ileocecal valve.
Valorie are you on any other kind of Crohns meds? If not, maybe its time to get on something like 6mp or Imuran. My personal opinion is that every Crohnie should be on some kind of maintenance med. Also, are you watching your diet? I live on a low residue diet all the time, it seems to keep things pretty quiet for me.\
I just had a really bad flare and asked to please please not have to go on the predinsone again! He put me on 9mg of entocort, canasa and cortifoam enemas and I feel like a million bucks already without the horrible side effects of pred. I do get a headache from the entocort but if I drink a lot of water it will usually go away. I also take 6mp regularly which I love.
I did a liquid diet for about 6 days too.
Hope you can get this flare under control soon!
Thank you one and all for your suggestions. I am on maintenance meds- colazaal although I cant ever really tell the difference as to when I am on it and not. I have been on asacol and sulfasalazine. I do notice the flare whenever it gets cold. I have a briefer milder flare when it first gets really hot in the summer. Alot of people have seasonal flares and the theory is that the seasonal changes triggers the production of histamines which in turn stimulate the immune system to renew its attack on the intestines. I am usually sick until it has been consistently cold for a few months. Along with this is the ever present low grade fever and night sweats and then of course the chills. Such fun. I have tried the liquid diet the last few days and then things seemed to calm down. But I tried to work out last nite and realized I wasnt sweating despite the effort I was putting in. SO I have been pumping fluids bigtime today as I have a tendency to dehydration. I know that I am my own worst enemy though as I crave chocolate when I am stressed and it is so easy for me to reach me for it and forget how sick I get. Then I spend days wondering what is wrong with me, that I put my body through this. I know it is hormonal but I am like the stupid rat in the maze who keeps getting shocked every time he tries to get the cheese. Thats me, every time. I am having a horrible time with my period and will be having a radical hysterectomy in january and I cant help but wonder how much better I will be after. I have severe endometriosis and know that I have adhesions to my bowel and I know how much this all is because of my constant bleeding. Anyway thanks for all the help and support. I am taking darvocet and vicoden for the pain and getting thru as best as I can.
Have a calm and restful nite.