I am still flaring after being on the steroids now for nearly 3 weeks, my dose has dropped now to 15mg a day, and I just recently had my B12 injection, which I went and had my annual blood tests done before, my inflammation markers are still quite high, but my B12 and folate blood tests also came back abnormal this time, and now have folic acid deficiency anaemia too, for which the doctor has now prescribed folic acid 5mg a day.
Is this quite common with a flare? I was putting my lack of energy and fatigue down to the flare but could it be because of the folic acid anaemia?
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
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections