hot and cold flashes w/ crohn's?

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riley6854
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have crohn's disease and I have been having a lot of hot and cold flashes. One minute I sweating and the next I'm freezing. Is this common w/ crohn's disease?

Curt
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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
yeap, i have always had hot and cold flashes with crohns... usually when i sleep... also usually when i am getting sick (flare up)...or infections are starting... hope this helps...

sickandlucky
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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if it's common but I get that alot too when I'm feeling really bad.
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


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
During flares I get times when I go really cold and shaky/shivery - would usually happen right before a vomiting or diarhea episode. I'd get night-sweats too which I guess could have been hot flashes. When I'm in remission I don't get them though, but I'm also one of those people who is permanently cold and wears 5 jumpers when other people are wearing just shirts!
 
 


riley6854
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   Posted 3/24/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your responses everyone... good to know I'm not alone!

Dimon
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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I have these two, but mine occur both during the day and at night. Have any of your doctors suggested a remedy, or is this just something we have to live with?
Dimon
 
43 Female
Chron's at the distal ileum to the terminal ileum.
Diagnosed, September 2009.
 
Chronic Active Colitis, October 2009
Two fistulas 
 
Took Prednizone initally for about 2wks.
(40mg, tapered to 30, 20, to 10mg).
Been on Ciprofloxin and Metronidazole.
Took Lialda for about 4 wks in 11/2009.
Began Cimzia in Nov 10, 2009: 2 wk intervals (0, 2, 4, 6wks)
Curently taking Cimzia maintanence injections in the abdomin every 4 weeks, (2 shots- 400 mg each).
Taking iron supplements twice daily (325mg twice daily).
I'm allergic to Sulfasalazine and Bactrim.
 
Better, but would not characterise myself as in remission.


FunGuy
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   Posted 3/24/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in.  Freezing cold then with spasms burning up.  I have been waking up every night soaked in sweat too.  Does anyone know what these night sweats are?

lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I heard night sweats are your body's old school method of getting rid of toxins in a bid to get you better.....kinda makes sense I guess. My GI said to me that if I was having night sweats it was a sign my body was definitely not happy about something and to keep an eye out.
 
 


FunGuy
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   Posted 3/26/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Based on the info in this thread (night sweats) I went to the doctor today. They did a lot of stuff including a CT scan. They found nothing but put me on Cipro. They wanted to give me flagyl also but I just could not deal with that one right now. I mean I just got my appetite back and flagyl would kill it again.

I guess they feel the night sweats mean there could be infection somewhere but they can't find it. They said it could just be from all the inflammation of my active CD though.


What A Life
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah; over the past month or two I've been getting night seats.. But it's not every night.. Maybe twice a week I wake up and I'm soaking wet.. I have to move to the other side of my bed where it's dry cause I'm too lazy to change the sheets in the middle of the night lol.... And by the time I wake up, I'm normally freezing cold from laying in a "puddle" of my own sweat. I'm going to try and get to the bottom of it as far as finding out if there are certain foods I eat through the day or days that I don't workout if it becomes a more common occurrence. Glad to see I'm not the only person with this.. Also; be careful; as night sweats can also be an early sign of diabetes, so it's something to watch out for! (Not to get you worried or anything)
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 3/26/2010 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had these sweats day and night 39 years. Until it was discussed here about 2-3 months ago I didn't realize it was crohns related. Yes switching sides of the bed works. I usually go through 3 pillows a night and I sleep with 2 fans on and the window open (until the temp goes below 0 degrees C). Have a nice hot shower? Sit in front of a fan for 1-2 hours til dry. I hate hot summer nights with no AC allowed in my condo complex. Although when really hot I cheat by just cooling my bedroom and pumping the heat into my living room at night.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


Matthew
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   Posted 3/27/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had the sweats before, & the chills have been pretty common. The sweats however usually indicate Kidney stones in me or I'm in withdrawl from some med or other.
Chills can be fever or an attack of the Big D ( When I get them most).

Matthew

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   Posted 3/27/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Chills scare me more than the sweats.. When I have the chills; I feel like I get weak.. Almost as if I'm getting the flu and can't move.. It's normally a bad sign; the sweats I can deal with.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


Matthew
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   Posted 3/27/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Not me Man! Sweats are not just uncomfortable, they are hard to hide when your clothes are soaking wet & sweat is getting in your eyes. Or maybe my body is nostalgic for my old running days..

Matthew
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