I always get a slight fever now with my flares. It starts with chills. I then do something to warm up like take a hot shower or use a hair dryer under my clothes but then I get a fever. I read that a slight fever is a sign of inflammation somewhere in your body. I take acetaminophen but make sure it comes down with one dose and is not too high. Tell your dr.
43, male, UC diagnosed in 1985
Flares occur after some illness: food poisoning, flu, mono...
Flares last 6 months to a year and lately involve several weeks of severe symptoms with lots of diarrhea, blood, pain, fever, dehydration.
Remissions last 1 to 4 years and are absolute with no symptoms
Current Meds: 100 mg azathioprine, Colazal 9/day, Lialda 2/day,
60 mg 50 mg 60mg 80 mg prednisone
Xanax, Valium for anxiety
Tegretol XR for epilespy