constipation/diarrhea

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Mormor Vicky
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else have this issue?
 
Everyday my bowels are different.  I'll get constipated and won't go for a couple of days, and then I will have explosive diarrhea and go 6-8 times in a matter of a few hours.  Then I'll have normal stools for a few days and then the same routine happens.  My doctor says I have IBS also but it's so frustrating to figure out how I'll be from day to day.
 
Sometimes I even will have play-do or ribbon poop and my rectum will go through spasms. That will last a few days.  At first i thought it was from hemmies but it's not my anus that hurts, it's my rectum.  Deeper inside. Extremely painful.  I've had a resection and had the last half of my colon removed so when I come out of remission it will probably be in my rectum since that is where I was resected. 
 
Can we have mini flares that lasts for just a few days?  Or once you come out of remission you stay out of remission until medical intervention takes place.
 
I haven't been back to the doctor for over a year.  I'm due for a checkup and I was wondering if I should bring this up.
Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril

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