Hi, my period is approaching and that's why I started having severe cramps and diarrhea. A week before my period my symptoms start. When I first started having Crohn's 6 years ago, I used to rush to my GI thinking I have a flare up. He was convinced then I had a flare up coz of the symptoms and the pain and as it lasted a week before the period. I associated the pain to my cycle. All I do now is taking antispasmodics and skipping meals. I try to depend in my diet on Ensure as my stomach is not well these days. The first day of my period is a real torture. I try to control my pain by taking a painkiller injection (ketrolac) though I know that it might trigger a flare up and my GI is totally against it but nothing other than it can control the pain.
A gynecologist told me before that menses makes all the abdominal area inflamed. That's why some of us feel that pain before the period.
Take care :)
GERD, gastroduodenitis, ileocolitis, chronic proctitis and persistent mouth ulcers and fissures, psoriasis
Current meds: Pentasa sachets 4g, Entocort 6mg, Nexium 40 x2, Ensure, Calcium and magnesium supplements, Imuran 175mg, pentasa enema, colifoam, budesonide enema, Zantac 600mg, Gaviscon 1x4
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan.2012
Post Edited (minnietoty) : 10/25/2013 6:12:05 PM (GMT-6)