I will tell you I kept thinking that about 3-4 times a year I was having these 4-5 day mini flares. When stressed I would get instant diarrhea, nausea and some vomiting and it would take me 4-5 days to get over it. Finally the correlation kicked in in my mind and I realized that it was stress and anxiety attacks that was causing these mini flares. I saw my family doc and started seeing a therapist and thru therapy and the occasional Xanax (1-3 times a month)I am now able to stop these mini flares in their tracks. I have been feeling so much better the last 2 years or so since I made this discovery. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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