menapause and crohns

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   Posted 6/18/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
For us OLDER women.. has anyone seen a change in symptoms ( better or worse) with the onset of menapause.  I know sometimes with pregnancy, cd does get better but does that occur in menapause?

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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder the same thing too, I'm going on 42 but before you know it menopause will soon become a huge change in my life and I just hope it's a good one for my CD.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Julia Hill
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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   

My surgeon once told me that the crohns should settle down with menopause. He saw it many times in other patients. I'm going to hold him to that, lol!


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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Menopause is when mine kicked in, so I'm guessing it goes by the individual. Mine was stressful because it was a surgical one, and I could not take any hormones. It's been 10 years.
strictures, crohn's, adhesions, endo. fighting Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
Trying LDN 3.5mg nightly ~ because I'm allergic to pentasa and 5ASA's I'm taking Boswellia Serrata. SCD yogurt. Using silver sulfadiazine on Pyoderma . B-12 shots. Juicing veggies!

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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   

I was not diagnosed until after I had been through menopause but it was probably there without my knowing it. Maybe that's why I didn't have Crohn's symptoms? I never experienced night sweats until I was put on Prednisone and well past menopause.

Good luck!

57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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   Posted 6/28/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I would guess that in my case I have had crohns for 18 years and am in menapause and mine has just kicked in to a whole different level for me. Mine is at it personal worst because it has moved into the last few feet of my rectum. I feel worse than ever before, I am on hormone treatment and on prednisone. So Im guessing no it doesnt get better during menapause,not for me anyway.Hopefully for yo it will .

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   Posted 6/28/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
When you say it moved into your recturm.... are u in pain???  i am finding  that I am more miserable NOT because of the bowel stuff but more of the pain and discomfort in my rectum as well.. starts off with cramp like stuff (  PMSY feeling) and never gets better! 

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