My Crohn's came on gradually over many, many years. I also have IBS. Then all of the sudden I'm in remission due to surgery. I've been okay for a year now and have been loving it but whenever something strange starts happening I'm so afraid I'm coming out of remission. I don't know what to look for. I've never have gone from remission to flare. I've gone to the doctor 2-3 times because something strange has happened and it's always turned out to be something else. Not the Crohn's. Mouth sores from 6-mp, not CD. Tail bone pain due to dislocated tailbone and not from inflammation in my rectum. More "d" but it was from a new med and not CD. I get so confused sometimes. I get all these tests run and then it's nothing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.
I've been having gut pains for a week. Lots of gas and bloating. It's probably my IBS but I just don't know. It does feel different though. Hurts almost everytime I eat something. More sharp, like stomach flu. I know I'm stressing about
Christmas and how to pay for it. I always do stress.
I never had weird blood tests or weight loss or bloody stools or fever or anything else. Just "d" and cramping.
I want to know what others experience when they start to flare.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor