In essence, a flare up means your out of remission. The time frame for that varies from person to person and flare up to flare up. There's a 19 yr old gal in my Crohns support group who just had a baby. She did really well throughout her prenancy (on Remicade) and after the baby was born, she came out of remission and is having a hard time getting it under control. My last flare up lasted almost a year before I finally got it under semi-control. I hope he can get on top of it soon so he can start feeling better again.
Diagnosed 13+ years ago.
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread. No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns: Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on: Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort