FLARE-how would you define it

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   Posted 5/2/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Curious to know what folks on forum consider a flare, is it just diarrhea, or is it a combination
of things, such as fever, pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, w ould u consider yourself in a flare if u had just diarrhea and some bloating, or pain.

thanx tiger

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   Posted 5/2/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I always had D, cramping, joint pain and night sweats during a 'general' flare. Things were severe when I had fever, loss of appetite and higher level of pain:(

But, this disease is so different for all of us:( If if affects your quality of life, you could consider it a flare!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 5/2/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
For me its lots of abdominal pain, the Big D, rectal bleeding ( sometimes moderately heavy), loss of appetite, & usually joint pain. And it lasts more than a couple of weeks.


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   Posted 5/3/2010 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup as Mathew stated, all or most symptoms get worse. Way worse. Can last a long time, unfortunately!
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.

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   Posted 5/3/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
A pain in the butt.

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 5/3/2010 7:44:39 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/3/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is continuing and worsening of symptoms over a period of time. I know I am flaring if things do not improve within a week to 10 days.
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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