Fever and sick

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jeanneac
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   Posted 12/13/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
So, I was off on a work weekend assignment this weekend and woke up this morning with severe cramps and diarrhea ending up with some blood in the d. I took a couple of imodiums to get me home (naturally, I was traveling) and I only had to make 3-4 stops.

I didn't have a thermometer with me this morning but tonight I have 100.8 fever. I've never run that much fever before with my usual colitis. I have taken some tylenol for the fever. I guess my question is, what should I do?? I postponed my colonoscopy and CT scan for a few weeks because of insurance issues. I wonder if this is just a bug or if something is infected? I hate to call my doc tomorrow, they will probably be mad that I postponed my tests. However, I will do what I need to do to get well.

Any thoughts on what this could be?? A routine stomach bug that set off my colitis or do I need antibiotics? I guess I'll be calling my GI in the morning. Maybe they can do my tests early.

I swear, I was sick for Christmas last year!!! Ugh!!!!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Carnival Huckster
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like a "standard" flare up. My understanding is that temperature elevation can occur in a flare up without necessitating you go on anti-biotics. Do you have any meds you can take in a flare up? From looking at your sig I did not see anything that jumped out as a good anti-flare med. My favorite standby for a flare up is Entocort coupled with the SCD intro diet.

+ 34 year old male
+ Crohn's Disease DX in 1997
+ Recently hospitalized because of ruptured small bowel; docs got it under control but have scheduled resection surgery for January 2010.
+ Taking Cipro (1000mg / day), Flagyl (1500mg / day), and Entocort (9mg / day) until surgery
+ SCD for past 10 years


Keeper
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   Posted 12/13/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Work weekend? Sick last Christmas? Maybe you have stress issues - that can cause flares all by itself. Can you take a day off? You might want to do a broth only day - no other food and only water or clear tea without milk or sugar. Take that time to do some reading or just kick back. You have time for work or emergency hospital visits, you should make time for yourself and your sanity.

jeanneac
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   Posted 12/14/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
No meds for a flare up, unfortunately. Sigh... I am having another colonoscopy in a few weeks so maybe it will show something different and I will have some rescue meds.

Yep, I think I have flare ups when I have to work too hard. I will certainly take some time off this week. I actually have most of the week off.

Thanks for the reply. This forum is such a lifesaver for my sanity!!!!!!!!! Well, what little bit of it I have left.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Nanners
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   Posted 12/14/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
With you travelling alot it could be stress or its possible that its just a bug too. I would give it a few days and see how things go. Just because we have an increase in D and a fever, isn't always the Crohns, as we are prone to infections/bugs just like everyone else. I usually allow my self about a week to see if its a flare or not. That gives me time to see if its just a bug (if it gets better in a few days) or truly a Crohns flare. Good luck and let us know whats going on.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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