how do i know if i'm having a flare up?

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/1/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was diagnosed with crohns it was in conjunction with the birth of my youngest so I never really experienced a flare up before. I have had part of my intestine removed so I have been on welchol for bile absorption. On Friday night I was up with pain on my right side and yesterday felt consitpated. I can finally have BM's today but they are like having very watery D since I'm not on my Welcohl. How do I know if it's a flare up? Thanks for your advice.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 2/1/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
A flare up is classified with active symptoms. You can have constipation and/or diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood loss, dehydration, fatigue, nausea, and so on.
Did you eat anything different perhaps? Or start/stop any medication?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi If the symnptoms persists then maybe you are having a flare up , have you taken your temp.? Hope it is just something that will pass soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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