That's the tricky thing about
IBS and IBD, they are very difficult to distinguish between symptoms. I actually think there are a couple members on this board who have both. Right now I can only remember pb4.... hopefully she'll be around.
the flares, they work a bit different. Yes, they can last for months at a time and then go away, but usually you can do something about
it to calm it down. For instance, if you change your diet it can help tremendously. Also if you start eating fiber, probiotics, or try relaxation techniques. Meds can even help; like anti-depressants. If I am not mistaken an IBD flare works its course for how ever long it may be and there is no stopping it. Is that right? I'm just guessing...
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