Strange BM schedule...sign of a flare???

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mkl11
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Background: I've never had D with my Crohn's. Mostly bleeding and extraintestinal symptoms.

Now: I didn't have a single BM for about 2-3 days and then tonight had to race to the bathroom 3 times for very unpleasant ones in the span of a couple hours...overall my BMs have been infrequent lately. This seems the opposite of most Crohn's cases...I've also had lots of bloating/gas/heartburn.

Anyone have really infrequent BMs sometimes?
19, College Student, diagnosed June 2007. Asacol made me worse, Prednisone made me crazy, Remicade for 1 year, Now controlling disease with diet (wheat-free, low dairy, low sugar) and considering Humira. Had to scrap semester abroad plans due to disease, but doing well day to day.


broomhilda
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on Humira which tends to cause me a cycle with no BMs for 2-3 days after my shot. Then I generally have 1 formed stool after that (like the goose that layed the golden egg). Then, watch out cause the next 2-3 stools are guaranteed to be blustery! However, the Humira has done WONDERS for me.

Having said that, could it be you ate/drank something high in acid? Tomatoes, citrus juice, carbinated beverages (cola,beer)? That is sure to cause bloating, gas and heartburn. Also, being a college student are you sure you are eating at least some low residue fiber? I know it's hard to stay on your recommended diet with your classload and the fact that you appear to be a freshman to boot! When was the last time you had any bloodwork or saw a Gasto doctor? Maybe it's time for a checkup.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.

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