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Aciestay18
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/5/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay.....I don't mean to be gross or anything but when you get your period, does it seem like your CD gets worse? I honestly think it does but I've never had the chance to ask anyone else about this before. I asked my doctor and she says that it has nothing to do with it. Let me know what you think!!
Thanks!! :-)
Stacie
 
Diagnosed with CD in 1996
Meds:
Zantac    150 mg
Asacol     3200 mg
Immuran   75 mg
Cipro        250 mg
Remicade


Malibu05
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Total Posts : 98
   Posted 11/5/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you on birth control pills? Mine used to be worse and then I started taking Yaz and it has helped tremendously! My period is shorter and lighter and makes life a whole lot better : )

jenngrl81
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   Posted 11/5/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My last period was neglible, which is remarkable for me. I read that some of the side effects of the drugs I'm on can cause missed or lighter flows. I noticed I still got bad cramps and back pain. I'm on the pill so my period is lighter than it would be otherwise, but since i started all these Crohn's drugs it's been really light.
26 year old female  diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007. Currently taking Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Now on Prednisone 40mg, stopped Entocort while on pred.
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia


Aciestay18
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 11/5/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor just started me on yaz about 3 months ago. It seems to help a little bit but not much. I'm still in soo much pain when I'm on my cycle.
Stacie
 
Diagnosed with CD in 1996
Meds:
Zantac    150 mg
Asacol     3200 mg
Immuran   75 mg
Cipro        250 mg
Remicade


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 11/5/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hormones play their roll with exacerbating CD symptoms, this happens with IBS as well, it's not uncommon for this to happen.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 11/5/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. Mine used to be soooooooo bad when I was on the pill....I know, that is weird. But I experimented and went off, and they have been sooooooooo much better, so I'm not going back to the pill.

ConsideringABag
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 11/5/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Aciestay18,

I totally know what you mean. My CD and diarrhea in general are Always bad during my period. When I asked my GI about this, she said it is normal, and that for some women, she prescribed very small doses of predinsone (like a week's worth) to be taken during that week to alleviate these symptoms.

When I asked her why this happens during my period, she explained that the hormone that signals the uterus to "evacuate contents" can also find its way into your colon (hormone secretion is not a pin-point exact process in your body) since these organs are so close together, and that signals the colon to also "evacuate contents," i.e. you get diarrhea and cramping.

Interesting... :)

huckleberry
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 11/5/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always had D during the week of my period...my regular doc told me years ago that it was common. Haven't discussed with my GI. The hormone explanation sounds right to me.
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), 6 mp, Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.

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