I have been thinking about my Crohn's quite a bit since reading so many other people's stories and just learning more about Crohn's period. I can't say I have ever been in a flare that I knew of because I wasn't diagnosed until the age of 55 and then only from having a colonoscopy. They found a stricture and I had a resection last May, so this was obviously 'growing' for quite some time without any symptoms of diarrhea, pain or bleeding.
I did see a GI about 25-30 years ago but can't find any records. Only remember drinking barium for a test and having a rigid sigmoidoscopy. I had diarrhea and urgency at the time but it went away without any meds or changes in diet and have always considered myself quite healthy.
I have had other things like psoriasis, canker sores and warts but never associated them with Crohn's until now?
Just my thoughts.
Post Edited (beave) : 2/10/2010 6:36:24 PM (GMT-7)
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I just found your question by doing a google search on the subject. I have had Crohn's for well over 20 years (48 now) and had a rough time with a lot of the meds that I was provided to begin with and found that I was just as well off without the meds and living with the continuous symptoms of the disease.
When before I would see a slight or short remission at times when I was sick or injured in some way. I always viewed this as my immune system had something different to focus on rather than my intestines. My doctors couldn't come up with anything better, for whatever reason about 9 months ago my symptoms stopped, it bothered me so much I went to the doctor to make sure that nothing more serious was going on. He told me that I seemed to be healthy and just enjoy the break I have been given. I never changed my diet or my habits for this to happen during the last 9 months I have seen maybe a total of 3-4 outbreaks lasting only a day or two (For the previous 20 years I would have that a week). Only downside I have seen with it is I have gained about 20lbs. I hope all is well with yourself like me but anytime you have unusual changes with CD I would recommend visiting the doctor if for nothing else but peace of mind.