Believe me if your family is not around for you and helping you, you might get mighty peeved. Crohns can be alot like doing chemo if it is not well control. Now not all cases or times with crohns is like this, but I am trying to help give you a perspective here.
If your sister had cancer how would you help her?
Hopefully you would be there to help her go to doctors appointments, chemo, and just generally help her out because she would hardly have to energy to take care of herself (i.e. make food, do dishes, laundry etc.). Or else you would arrange help for her.
I don't mean to be harsh, but I do want you to understand where your sister is at possible at right now.
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Crohn's disease does not cause delusional behavior or other psychiatric illness. It's hard to say, but from your description it sounds like your sister could now be dealing with some psychiatric problems as well as Crohn's. If you have the opportunity to visit her, that might give you a chance to assess whether her attitude of recent phone calls was just a matter of blowing off steam or whether she seems disturbed in a more sustained way. If the latter, it would be important to encourage her to seek mental health care.
There is also a medication-related possibility. If she is taking corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone or prednisolone), she might be suffering psychiatric side effects from the medication -- steroid-induced psychosis, for instance. In that case, she would need to develop a plan with her doctors to taper and ultimately discontinue the steroids while moving to a different treatment.
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