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ivy's mom
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone notice that you flare at the change of the seasons?  Seems that my daughter does. Just wondering.  Oh and the other thing, how many have numbness or tingling in the hands and arms? 
ivy's mom

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   Posted 9/8/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I do notice a change in symptoms with the weather. Not so much from winter to spring or summer to fall, but when the extremes hit. If I get too hot or too cold, I definately notice an increase in symptoms. I also do notice some tingling, but I have not been able to attribute it to anything yet.

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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
September, December, and June, I always seem to flare at those times, odd. Numbness and tingling down the back of my neck and arms occasionally.

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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine are usually in July and August.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 

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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
No change for me...mind you I have been in a constant flare to some degree my entire 17 yrs of having CD.

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

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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
July through September are the worst for me. But I've seem to have survived it this year. So far. Quick! Someone knock on wood for me!

diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous

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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Winter is worst for me.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
When I am weak, then am I strong

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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My main symptom now is joint pain, and that is made worse by bad weather. So I have become my mother. I can tell you days in advance of any storm or change of weather pattern. We are getting the remains of Ike (at least I think its Ike, I haven't been listening to the news lately) today and boy am I achy. I'm not looking forward to the winter. It was bad last year and I'm sure another year older won't make it any easier.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Since developing arthritis, I thought the winter was the worst, but I think I'm in a flare now and, now that I look back to the other flares I've had, they've all been in August/September. 
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I like Zanne suffer with more joint issues than anything else these days. And I would have to agree also that I am like a barometer, I know when a storm is coming sooner than everyone else because my body hurts something fierce. *Zanne I guess we are twins afterall*:)
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had mild arthritis for years but since being diagnosed with CD I am experiencing more discomfort.  I, like Zanne, have noticed a big difference since Hanna and now Ike.  I used to just have stiffness in my fingers and toes but now it's everywhere.  We could probably predict the weather better than the weather people on TV! LOL!!

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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Spring into Summer and Summer into Fall is worst for me.  This is true for my mom too who has CD.
As for the tingling & numbness - Is she on Flagyl?  It can cause nubness and should be stopped if this occurs.  I would ask the doc about it.
"We can't beat this disease, YET, but we can't let it beat us!"

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

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   Posted 9/11/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your daughter.
Tingling in my hands and feet alerted my doctor to my vitamin B12 deficiency.  After an intense treat for a week, I now have a shot once a month.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
The thing that bothers me the most is when the weather people show you what the aches and pains index is for the day/week and they tell you it's low but you hurt so bad due to the weather.  It's obvious that the people who come up with the index do not suffer from arthritis!

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
i am fairly new to this, but at least this explains my current flare!
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