I went to Australia during the summer of 2005. I already had AS and was taking Enbrel for it but went off it since it was unlikely I'd be able to keep the medicine at the appropriate temperature. A week after getting to Australia, night sweats started, my hair started falling out, and I got iritis. When I got home 3 weeks later the D started and it just escalated from there to the point of horrible pain and 15+ trips to the bathroom, chronic nausea. I have wondered if perhaps a virus or unknown bug (to my GI tract) triggered my genes to kick in the CD.
DX W/AS 1996
DX of CD 8/2006
Taking: Pentasa (1 Gram 4 x Day), Humira (1 Shot Every Other Week), Entocort EC (9 mg), Ultram and hydrocodone as needed for Pain, Advair for Asthma, Synthroid for Hypothyroidism, Metoclopramide as Needed for GP and Nausea, Forvia (2 X Day), Calcium (1200 mg) W/ D Each Day, Milk Thistle (1000 mg daily for liver support), Ambien as needed,