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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
hi girls
quick question do ur monthly monster/periods come irregular from the crohns at all.
cause ever since ive been disgnosed there all over the place just wanted some feedback cause im not sure if its related to my low weight or its from the meds/crohns
x0x0 :)
21yrs old have had crohns disease since 2003
previous meds include pentasa imuran prednisone budesinide remicade and plenty more that havent worked :)
currently on humira 20mg every 2weeks
1 operation to date removed 30cm of bowel and 1 fistula
trying to get pregnant (fingers crossed) :)))

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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
women i ment lol typo sorry
21yrs old have had crohns disease since 2003
previous meds include pentasa imuran prednisone budesinide remicade and plenty more that havent worked :)
currently on humira 20mg every 2weeks
1 operation to date removed 30cm of bowel and 1 fistula
trying to get pregnant (fingers crossed) :)))

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 3/24/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine has not changed at all. I am on the pill though so that probably regulates it more. I would think that if you are at a very low weight- that would more likely be the reason? Also it could be caused by the stress brought on by your diagnosis maybe. Sorry I can't be much help.

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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have ALWAYS had irregular periods. I never know when I'll start until I do.

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine can be irregular, sometimes a week early, sometimes a little late and the amount varies too, this month I was very heavy and it only lasted a couple of days and other months it seems to drag and last for over a week! I must admit it has been worse since I started on the steroids again.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections

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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine are very irregular... when I tried to go off the pill I lost it altogether, I suppose cause I'd lost so much weight. Also when I do get my period my crohn's gets alot worse.
female 20, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, moving onto humira injections, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeh if my weights low they would go irregular or disappear completely until I got my weight up a bit. After flares I've had them disappear for like 8 months at a time. Now I don't know as I got the implant as periods would always cause me agony.

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   Posted 3/24/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Cerazette (mini pill)
Have not had any periods since oct 2007 :)

so I am free from that pain, have enough though :P
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
My wonderful dogs :) ~ ~

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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I haven't had any periods for 18 years while on the depo injection (saved hundreds of £££££££ in sanitary wear!!!)came off it when I fell ill sept 08 and also should of only beenon it for 5 years whoops!! had a few periods last year, UGH I know now why I didn't miss them I recently had an implant put in I was also given the mini pill to stop any periods wey hey !!! Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp ileostomy finally have a date 7th April 2010
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
When my output was high (think lots o' D)...I wouldn't have one or they were extremely short (kinda spotting for a day or so)...Also when my prednisone was up high, I wouldn't have much either...I know it's kinda freaky, cuz, I and you too, possibly, don't want to end up on that show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant"... shocked
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
if I have a period (I am currently on Depo,because i cannot take the blood loss) it is 10 days long 4-5 pads a day...
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Total Posts : 111
   Posted 3/24/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine's regularly irregular; the only thing I can count on is that I can never count on it. Some months it's late, some early, some not at all.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22.
Currently on: Remicade, Imuran, Pentasa, Zofran, Tramadol, Welchol, Phenergan, Ambien, Metoclopramide, Omeprazole, Hyoscyamine

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 390
   Posted 3/24/2010 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I just HAD to comment on this, i think it's hysterical - whenever anyone titles a thread "For the Ladies only", etc, it gets more page views than any other thread - you know it's the guys just DYING to see what we are writing about here. :)
33 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
Currently on Remicade, Humira, 55 30 mg Prednisone, Multivitamin, Calcium, Probiotics, Vitamin D, a few other herbal supplements my natureopath has me on.
Eating a Macrobiotic diet, no meat or dairy, trying to cut way back on sugar and white foods.  Trying to focus on a more holistic approach to healing. 

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL. that's so funny.. and true~!! LOL

Anyhow.. .My periods are very irregular, but I think mine are due to Peri Menopause since I'm almost 47 years old... And, when I do cycle, which is about every other month or so, my symptoms do get worse too.. Darn hormones can sure mess us up huh? UGH!!!!
 Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005, Testing for Crohn's 3/10
 Prior Meds:
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
 Current Meds:
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Entocort 9mg daily, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep..  

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