I usually try to deal with things, then when I get fed up, I call. That doesn't really answer the question, but it depends on how severe the symptoms are and how much they're affecting my everyday life. Sometimes I try a day of liquids to let things calm down, and often that helps.
Do you have a rx for anti-spasmodics or anything else to help with the symptoms?
It's different if it's severe pain though...that I call ASAP, or go to the ER.
All that being said, you don't need to suffer for weeks on end. Calling your doctor after a week isn't unreasonable, and I'm sure they won't think you're overreacting.
Hope you feel back to normal soon!
32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!