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   Posted 6/18/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had several days of severe pain in upper stomach, bloating and nausea. I cant eat without causing real discomfort. Now its brought on a mid-month bleed. Does this sound familiar to anyone.

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   Posted 6/18/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine was 10 days early this month with no crohns symptoms. The whole "lady stuff" can just be so irritating sometimes!

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
When I'm in a flare, my period is ALWAYS off. I have breakthrough bleeding for days before my "actual" period is suppose to start. My GYN says she's not concerned about that. When the body is in disarray from an illness like Crohn's, the reproductive tract can get thrown off balance.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date

Crohn's 4 ever
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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, every Ladies week, I have the most terrible pains and bloat.  It was noticed every time I had a severe obstruction, I was always on my period!  Wonder if Menopause may slow this disease down! 

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new here. I am happy that you started this post as this was going to be one of my questions. I notice every time I am having a bump in the road, increased D, abdominal pain and joint pain, it never fails that I will also have break through vaginal bleeding. I also have endometrosis but my GYN does not feel the endometriosis is the cause of the bleeding as I have that under control. It is just so interesting how this disease can mess with our bodies.

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   Posted 6/18/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I know how it is.  I always get worse that time of the month.  My joints, stomach pain, and I cant eat anything. I had surgery for an anal fissure and I have been doing better but since I started my period this month the pain has been really bad.  I dont know if it means the surgery didnt work or if it means that its that time of the month and everything gets bad.  I am kinda worried about it. 

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   Posted 6/18/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
If I'm not on the pill, my periods are a complete mess. I also have PCOS though. I only have about 2 periods a year now, I skip them with the birth control pills. They are just too painful, and my PMS is just awful. Plus, losing blood isn't great for me anyway. It's been really nice being able to do it this way!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 20 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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   Posted 6/18/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's definitely is linked to our menstral cycle in aggrivating/exacerbating our symptoms of the disease...this can also be an issue for IBSers as well.

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

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   Posted 6/18/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I had the exact same issue and my period seemed to last forever! I am in a flare, so I am told that this is normal. Of course, that does not help with the pain and aggravation.

Hang in there and please know that you are not alone :-)
35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004
Currently taking:

  • Pentasa 500mg 3X2
  • Entocort 3mg 1X3
  • Immodium as needed
  • Zoloft 150mg 1X1
  • Wellbutrin 150mg 1X1
  • Seroquel 200mg 1X1

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   Posted 6/18/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
i had break through bleeding most this year, had one normal one, last month it disappeared and now i am back on track this month.


my female cycle obviously has a sense of humor >:/
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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   Posted 6/18/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am afraid the end of my cycle has been over a year now and it has been a not so good crohn's year with obst. and resection . I find one problem was it is hard to know if the sweats were from CD or menapause. Found that frustrating . By the sounds of things it must be fairly common. I know BC was not available for me bacause of high blood pressure which lowered as soon as I went off the pill that was a long time ago hope the pill is easier to take now, I had temporary blindness from the pill so watch your blood pressure when on the pill lol gail

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   Posted 6/18/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad this was posted! I just realized a connection--even on birth control, my period still gets a bit wacky while in a flare. It lasted nearly twice as long this past time, and i haven't been on medicine for about a month, so the timing makes sense. Also get a bit of break through bleeding.
19, College Student, diagnosed June 2007, Remicade worked for a year, now switching to Humira.  Asacol made me worse, and refuse to go back on Prednisone.  Currently on a low gluten/sugar conscious/minimal dairy diet to control symptoms.  Studying in Prague, Czech Republic for Fall 2008 but concerned about disease while abroad.

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   Posted 6/18/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm menopausal as well....haven't had a period in one year and a half ( except for the day my daughter had her baby....same day I had a period that lasted one week....go figure!) CD has not been good either this past year in fact is getting worse... I too cannot tell if the sweats are from a upcoming flare or a hotflash.
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 6/18/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been SO irregular it's not even funny...seriously frustrating!!

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