Mini Flairs with Stress

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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
What are mini flairs and how does everyone handle them?
 
I get them say every few months and it's usually some blood or a burst of blood with no stools! And then it is gone again. I just had one this morning and it IS always related to stress and anxiety. It could well be hemmies? Does anyone know if hemmies bleed on their own through irritation caused by IBS?
 
I have taken precautions, upped my meds and inserted a suppository.
 
How do you all handle mini flairs or flairs at the start? Is there a check list of things to do?
 
It's weird I had normal stools at 6am, normal ay 8am but a spec of blood and then when the stress got too much it all came out. The blood now seems to be getting lighter and more diluted. This disease is so strange and unpredictable.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I get 'mini-flares' on days of exams etc. I'll be fine in the run up but then on the day I'll be vomiting and have the runs. Apparently its more of a fight-or-flight response than an actual inflammatory response, in my case anyway as when whatever it is thats causing me stress gets removed the symptoms go. Long term or major stress however thats a completely different issue for me and can bring on a Crohn's flare.
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am the same as lilcrohnieUK when I get alot of stress I get IBS/anxiety attacks that cause me to have an increase in D and nausea. I am usually more constipated than having D, but when the stress attacks hit I will have an large increase and more D, which in turns irritates the internal hemi's and I see a bit of blood from them. Pretty common in my book. good luck!
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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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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
The killer question is telling which is hemmie blood and which is inflammation blood.. which is IBS "runs" and which is Chrohn's.

The common denominator is stress.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


Nanners
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Well for me I can tell when its Crohns as none of my other methods/meds will work and things will progress from bad to worst and last ALOT longer than the stress flares. Generally, if its bright red blood you can pretty much consider it internal hemi's. If its darker and coffee ground like you will know that its coming from much higher up in your system and more than likely from Crohns or something else like a stomach ulcer. LondonRed, many of us with Crohns also suffer with IBS symptoms too especially when in high stress situations.
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LondonRed
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   Posted 3/24/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
It was darker at first and then it suddenly got all light and then a diluted water red.... its strange. God willing it is hemmies.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I too get into mini flares with anxiety....ibs and nausea vomitting as well as severe headaches....anxiety plays a big role with my dd..take care
lyn
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Crohns..Fibromyalgia,,Neuropathy...Deaf...Seizures Pyoderma gangrenosum


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gumby44
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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely have internal hemmies and I don't worry too much if it is bright red blood with a bowel movement. I don't think the blood should be excessive though, and if it is, you should talk to your doctor. The times that I have had bleeding up in my small intestine, I was completely unaware of it. I can't detect it by looking at my stool. The only way I know is that I become anemic. I also have had IBS my whole life. I tend toward constipation, but I do get my bouts with the big D. For me, I can't always connect my flares with stress. I can be perfectly happy, going along with my life and I get sick, or I can be under extreme stress and not get any digestive changes. I guess it's different for everyone.
51 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation, probiotics

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