Am I having a Chron Flare up

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/14/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I need your help, I have had Crohn's for approx. 14 years, however, I have been lucky in terms of never being hospitalized.  I currently am taking Pentasa and Imuran.  Last week I broke out with red hard bumps on my stomach.  Shortly after I had severe ab pain, D, vomiting.  I have since stopped vomiting however I can't seem to get off the couch, I'm tired and have no energy.  I still have D every time I eat along with pain in my right side.  I think this is a flare up what do you think?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/14/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a flare to me. Have you called your doctor?
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/14/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Im not sure about the red bumps, but everything else sounds like it very well could be a flare up.  The vomiting might mean theres a blockage.  Id say to call your doctor, or if it seems to be getting worse rapidly, Id go to the ER...If it is a flare up they will be able to give you some IV steriods, and some pain medication.  I hope everything works out, goodluck!

Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:1 Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Removed. Another Resection Scheduled for September.
Current Meds: Humira (weekly), 60mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium.

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   Posted 9/15/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
never had red bumps in 24 yeasr so i cant tell ya about that.

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