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mdf34
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   Posted 6/21/2010 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in AZ if you didn't already know.  I don't mind working outside even when it is 106 like it was the other day.  I had actually been feeling pretty good up til and through that day.
 
So I woke up the next morning with bad crampy D.  Is there a correlation between working in the heat?  Or all the extra water I drank to make sure I stayed hydrated, which is more than I usually drink.
 
Dinner that night was left overs from the night before which had caused no problems the night before.  So I am a bit confused.


Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/21/2010 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
In that heat you should make sure you are replacing lost minerals and electrolytes...not just drinking more water.

It is possible that working in that heat triggered the spell. Maybe only work half as long and see if you do better the next day...sorry you had a rough day shakehead
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Sniper
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   Posted 6/21/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually get more D while working in the heat . Also extra movement seems to push things along a little quicker in my opinion and if i dont have D I tend to not go to the bathroom while I am working hard. I pay for that later too.
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 6/21/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
mdf...I was going to post on a similar issue today! The heat really bothers me. My issue is I no longer sweat so I don't cool down. I find myself panting like a dog and trying to suck air in. I mowed the lawn in 80degree weather this weekend. I had to stop and pour water over myself every few mintues to cool my body down. I was wondering if I was dehydrated hence no sweat, but I do not seem to have other dehydration symptoms. going to ask my GI tomorrow about this.

It sounds like you may have had heat exhaustion too. I am going to keep the hose handy if I am working out in the yard & I try to stay in shade when I am out with folks now.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa, cholestyramine, iron and vitamin supplements. 
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mdf34
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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope, I was sweating profusely as you might imagine in our temps.  No tummy problems until the next morning.
 
Sniper, I seem to have noticed that too.  When I have an episode going, I walk around when I get a chance to get out of the bathroom because I know walking always seems to help me have to go, so around trips to the bathroom I walk figuring, I am in pain, gonna be in more pain I may as well expedite the process.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 


dt19&99
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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I know when I was on pred last year it seemed like I had a real hard time tolerating it and I was working 2nd shift last summer so that did not help at all... On 3rd now so theres no sun beating down on me (but seems like working overnight messes my bowels up too)... But I never really had Crohns' related symptoms due to the heat, just felt like that heat exhaustion set in sooner (and I drink plenty of fluids throughout the day)

artist guy
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   Posted 6/21/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had cd for 40 years, 4 surgeries, 2 resections, dehydration is a huge factor in my life, i suffered a mild heat stroke last august while on a moutain bike ride, parameds told me eat salty foods, don't just drink alot of plain water because that rinses salt away and out of my body, I have to drink electrolytes, in everything I drink I have powder that I put in, ever since I had that heat stroke my cd and dehydration has gone thru the roof, I went from entocort to now pred and next week rem, so lesson to be learned you cd'er's, don't get yourself into a position that you'll suffer from evan heat exhaustion, because once you have a heat stroke or exhaustion you become prone to get it all the time, parameds evan told me not to drink straight gatoraide, thin it out with water. just a warning, I can't bike at all, and I'm on disability all from that mild heat stroke

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Sniper
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   Posted 6/21/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Many years ago I was working in a tin building at a salt mine and noticed I was not sweating anymore. When i tried to climb down I came close to passing out. Guess that was mild heat exhaustion. Ever sense that day the heat kicks my @&& and I sweat like a pig just when its warm. I've never been the same so I know what you mean. I think I must have blown a head gasket or something..
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FunGuy
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   Posted 6/21/2010 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed that physical stress can set off my CD. Working in the heat is physical stress......
 


mtgman
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   Posted 6/21/2010 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
the heat gets me bad out here too...i have been getting severe charlie horses- i'm assuming due to loss of electrolytes etc...i try to drink powerade (seems like it has more electrolytes than gatorade) and water...but too much water alone won't do it. try to take it easy and of course take a bunch of breaks in the shade.
36 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 30 mg prednisone.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 3rd Remicade infusion 3 weeks ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for over a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 6/22/2010 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
It's my opinion that both sweating and cramps are both due to the crohn's. Taking the Buscopan 3 times a day really helps with the night sweats but anytime I'm warm or hot or anyway I introduce heat to my body I start heavy sweating that can take hours to stop. Eg. Coffee or tea , hot food or even just warm. Warm showers, hot showers are out of the question now. As the night tempuratures are starting to rise, even the night sweating is slowly building. I know how to avoid cramps or treat them when I get them and fans throughout the condo help with sweating. Just another wonderful side effect of this DD.
Male, 55 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, Entocort, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk,  Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


mdf34
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   Posted 6/22/2010 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
mtgman said
the heat gets me bad out here too...i have been getting severe charlie horses- i'm assuming due to loss of electrolytes etc...i try to drink powerade (seems like it has more electrolytes than gatorade) and water...but too much water alone won't do it. try to take it easy and of course take a bunch of breaks in the shade.
 
I have never had the D's the day after working outside.  It was a total shock to me.
 
On the other hand I keep getting that old charley horse feeling in my calves, yes even right now, no matter how many bananas I eat.
 
I can't help but wonder how much of this is due to meds, I never used to feel like this before (near as I can remember) I started taking all these D*** pills.
 
Thanks for the inputs.
 
We only have about 3 more months of this crap.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 


mmckenna
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Something I found a few years ago was Oral Rehydration Salts. You can find them online and at REI or other really good outdoor stores. It's a powder mix of the minerals you need when really dehydrated. I've never needed to use them, but I keep them in all the cars, and take them with me in my backpack when out on the trail or traveling. Water alone, as was said, won't cut it. Gatorade and the like has a lot of sugar and that can trigger diarrhea. I know if I'm working out in the heat and am sweating, I try to drink a lot, but it usually triggers the runs anywhere from a few hours to a day later.
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ai702
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   Posted 6/11/2011 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
The heat is playing havoc on my body too. The past 2 days in cincinnati have been over 100 and the day before was 98. I work outside and had a case of heat exhaustion. I am going to try using the new gatorade G-series hydrating fluids and lots of water. I hope that this doesn't get bad enough that I can't function at my job, I have no choice. And I am in the middle of a bad year long flare up that has cost me 50 lbs. and 2 jobs. It has been hard to say the least. I just need to learn to deal with this heat for now though. Lol. Also my cousin is a nurse who works at a GI office, she runs in a marathon for the Cure for Crohn's and is running in my name .
 
 
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