seasons and crohn's

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 10/22/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,
     Last night in the chat room we started talking alittle bit about what times of year our crohn's tends to rear it's ugly head.  My rough times of the year seem to be fall and late winter.  I've looked back over my hospitalizations and kinda see a pattern.  I plan to start using my cimzia resources to record everything I do.  In the start up folder I received there was a calender with stickers for absolutely everything from a toilet to record bathroom visits, dr visits, sad face for bad days,etc..  I was just wondering if other people have noticed certain times of year are better or worse?  Wishing everybody good days ahead.
Love to all,
kimmy tongue
diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine started in the spring but since I've never been in full remission ever, I can't say I've noticed over the many yrs if it's been better or worse depending on the season, for me at least, I've had horrible flares over the yrs during all seasons.

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

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 331
   Posted 10/23/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
All of my resections were in the 1st weeks of January's.  And the rest of my issues/surgeries were from March to June.  I guess the holidays & winter months take a toll on me.  I live in the midwest where it gets very cold & gloomy.  Hope this helps.  Bless you.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 colon resections, 3 rectal abcess sx, anterior cervical neck fusion with plate & screws,6/2008. Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure out this disease & all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, Darvocet N 100 4-5 daily, xanex .5 nightly

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 10/23/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, seeing as how I was only diagnosed this year the worst period was during the summer. I kind of hope that if that IS how Crohn's likes to work then it will stay that way so that I can still go to school heh. At least I could spend the summer trying to get it back under control.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 10/23/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I am always worse in the winter. If I were a betting woman, I'd take a parley on it (lol)!!
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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