I was diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995. I guess I've been pretty lucky because it was in remission for the longest time until this year. The Crohn's flared up at the beginning of May with all of the usual symtoms plus one other that I never had before. I had never vomited because of it before. I ate some Kung Pao chicken with the peanuts and other terrible stuff in it and the following night I was up all night because I couldn't pass the food. My gut was hurting. This has happened several times during the next few months. So basically I have had two flare ups of the Crohn's in the last few months.
The doctor twice put me on prednesone, flagyl, levaquin and a low fiber diet. This in addition to Pentasa. I started to finally realize that there are some things that I just can't eat anymore. No more nuts, unpeeled cucumbers or apples to name some of them.
My main problem right now is that there is a stricture in my intestines. At my last visit two weeks ago, the doctor suggested that I may have to have surgery done to repair this. Right now I am feeling ok because of the meds and am not sure what to do at this point. I have a feeling that once I finish with the steroids it will come back again.