Posted 2/2/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)
Hello all. This may sound silly to you, but it confuses me that I don’t have any, or very very rarely have any pains associated with my Crohns. The reason this has been on my mind lately is that I think I am in a flare. But, I have been thinking I would have pain as a symptom and that would help me feel more confident telling my doctor I am in a flare. A few months ago I mentioned to him I was in a minor flare due to increased D, rare blood, and rare mucus. He put me on Entocort, 2x 3mg twice a day. I seemed to be doing better so he is tapering me off and now I only take 1x 3mg twice a day. But I have noticed increased D, blood, and mucus again. The D and mucus are similar in frequency to before I got Entocort, but the blood seems a little more frequent. I would say 20% of the time maybe. The amount is very small, sometimes only a small area in part of the stool.
I’m sure your thoughts are I should tell my GI, but I’m scared to. One, I don’t want to cry wolf to him if it’s not a flare, going back to the no pain issue. Two, I’m scared of the medicine he may put me on. Again this may sound silly to you people with severe Crohns, but I hate Entocort. It definitely effects my mood and mental state and I feel almost like a different person. I consider this a mild medicine and am scared that the doctor will put me on a stronger medicine and the side effects on my mood, etc, will be even greater.
Thanks for listening. If the blood continues I will tell my GI. I just don’t want to.