I don't really know what a flare is. I've had pain since January 09. It ranges between 2 and 5 on a scale of 10. Being treated for Crohn's disease but dr doesn't really know. I've had one month since then with little or no pain with bulky stools. Other than that it's business as usual with pain and alternating bulky or semi loose usually once a day.
I guess I'm constantly in a small flare unless it's not Crohn's. If that's the case then I don't know what the hell is wrong with me....:)
I'm with you, not SURE what a flare is, but I'm newly dxg'd, but my digestion just has gone downhill and downhill and then a reaction to flagyl and now I eat blandly and I still get pains 2 to 5 on the scale and I have to curl up or anxiety, or feelings of having to go to the bathroom and diarrhea, anti-diarrhea pills help me a bit with cramping and going, and I have nausea on and off. Nights and mornings seem to be the worst.
But I am slowly feeling better than I was two weeks ago. I still don't know what I can or cannot eat and have fears of going into the agony of curling up on a ball on the couch all night and shaking. I'm trying heated pads on my stomach. It feels weird that I'll have to watch every bite in my mouth forever and take it easy all the time, I'm so new to it all.
BTW is the Wellbutrin helping for the anxiety. During this big flare up that happened, I got anxiety/depression and I was fine before that so I asked for Wellbutrin (which has helped with thyroid stuff in the past). But this time, it's making me zombie spacing, sort of low on emotions, and insomnia so I don't think I can take it.
-Mom of a preschool boy and teenage girl and wife to a wonderful man.
Hypothyroid, newly dx'd Crohn's, Gerd. I love to look for natural ways to heal first, conventional ways second and keep my faith.