help PLEASEE!!! ODD flare up haven't had this before!!Been going on a couple days

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 9/2/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
       It's Dana here... I've been having a weird flare up on and off. A couple days ago I had a tuna wrap couldn't finish it ( like the rest of my food). I was trying to be a normal active college student running to class and walking around the college campus. Remind you in NY it was 90 degrees. But before i even went outside I got a flare up ( the stomach bubbles and the big D). Then the heat was terrible. Point is.... this flare up has been different. My skin burns and I get hot and dizzy. And sometimes like my vision gets misty ( its not intense) BUT its just a little misty. I've been taking three immodium a day just to function normally. The nausea has been high in my tummy like an inch above the belly button ( it's usually a lot lower). I've been throwing up bile and mucus. My mom says its because the nasal drip from allergy season. BUt why does she hack it up and I throw it up? After everything I eat I break out into a sweat.. ***?!Like a clammy dizzy/ headache sweat. I get really hot, but normally with my flare ups I get cold. Fever was 102 when it started now its 100.8 last time i checked today.  Today i didn't go to the bathroom often BUT.... its still water coming out. =(...
 And for the women out there...does anyone get worse symptoms when their period is about to come or when it's late?
All my joint and terrible pains started in march when it was like a yr since i been off birth control. A cyst rupture and my time of the month my corhn's gets worse and weirder.. THere is always something new. This month i've be cravin cheese like pizza and nachos.. but I know I can't have too much.. u think its more of a gallbladder issue?
I'm sorry  for making this post REALLLLLLY long!!!
But i have one more question /topic..... are there college students out there who are on disability for crohn's ? is there anyone on disablity... I'm just worried cuz when I get nervous for exams my bowel movement increase..And everyone knows you just can't get up in the middle of a hr and 15 minute class to be in the bathroom for a half hour. Plus, attendence issues with flare ups... Plus the erythema nodosum!!... can someone explain to me how it works? And if it's even considered a disability or just an agreement between student and teacher?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 9/2/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dana,

I feel for you with dealing with this and being in college. It was always so stressful for me, too. I was never on disability (I never even thought to look into it) but I found that every single one of my college professors was very kind and understanding if I let them know of my condition in the beginning of the semester. I would write them an e-mail explaining what I have and posting a link to a website explaining it further. I would also tell them that there might be several occasions where I would need to leave class to go to the restroom or where I might be too sick to come to class at all. I would end the e-mail with letting them know I could get a doctor's note if they would like. This always went over pretty well and on the days that I had to miss class, they almost always let me makeup the work and would send me what I missed by e-mail. Thank God for the internet! Hope this helps!

-Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in September 2001.
-Been in a bad flare since December 2009 - been on Prednisone twice.
-Had two colonoscopies since May 2010.
-Most recent colonoscopy (August 26, 2010) revealed that I have Crohn's Disease and I meet with my doctor next week to discuss treatment options.
-Current medications: Lialda 4 a day, Vitamin D, Levothyroxine, Melatonin, Yaz
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