CD Flare ups years after ileostomy

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been in remission for 7 years now. But lately I am having all the symptoms again. I am so worried. Just when I am getting my life in order, Wham.....diarreah & nausea! I know there is a possibility of CD sneaking up again, but I am not physically or emotionally ready to go through it again. Should I be worried? Or is it normal to have small bouts like this. I know I should go to the GI doc....but again I really dont want to know. I have a wonderful husband, children, and horses that need my full attention.  

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/9/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi How long have you thought that you might be having a sneak attack of your crohn's again?... When did you see your GI last ,perhaps a check up might be in order or you could have a bug if you have had only recent problems.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Crissie, if it is a Crohns flare it is better to not let this go on too long, as it can make it harder to get back under control. Better to get in quickly and get on some meds before you get worse. I know this disease does not care what we need to do, it just comes and hits us whenever it wants to. I hope you can get into the doctor soon and get feeling better quickly too.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 3/10/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Crissie, I went 14 years symptom free and thought it was all behind me forever. I know how devastating it is when after all that time Crohns rears it's ugly head again. I tried to pretend it was something else because I couldn't deal with believing it had returned. I let it go until I got so sick I wound up in the hospital for 9 days. I felt great when I came home and am still doing pretty good. Remember, Crohns doesnt go away it just goes to sleep sometimes. Go to your doctor and get treatment. It wont be as bad as you think. Best wishes
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony

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