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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/15/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a question about flare ups, how long do they normally last if they have a set limit?

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/15/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had flares that lasted from about 4 weeks to 2 months. It all depends on how soon I get to the doctor and what he does about it.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995.
Have used Prednisone, Flagyl, and Pentasa in the past.
Now on Imuran/Prednisone - waiting to start Humira.
One stricture in distal ileum.
No surgeries yet.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 12/15/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It really kind of depends, at least for me it does...
28 Yrs
Newly diagnosed with Crohns

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 12/16/2007 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I went all most a year and then last may I started a flare that I am still and this go around I have lost 60 pounds to it. But it depends on the person I do know that.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/16/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
There is no set limit. A flare is just another name for having symptoms of active disease. If you don't or can't get it under control it can last for years. If you're able to get it under control it will last until your medications kick in.
Crohn's Disease   

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