please define flare

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
can someone define this for me? What does it mean to actually be in a "flare"? Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere. nono
Prednisone 10mg (1.5) tabs twice per day= 30mg per day

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day= 2400mg per day

started both meds on Thursday 10-4-2007

10-22-07- coming out of about an 8 week flare (my first one ever)

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd like the same answer. My doc says I may have IBD but I don't feel unwell at all.. I only bleed with BM's.

What is a a flare?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 10/26/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
A flare is when you have Uc symptoms - ANY Uc symptom such as bleeding (mild-severe), diarrhea, pain, fatigue, mucous, urgency, possible fever, weight loss, loss of appetite, joint pain.

Remission is when there is no sign of the above symptoms - you didn't ask about this but I thought I would throw it in there :) But remission for some may include some of the above symptoms, just in a milder form but never bleeding - that is never considered to be in remission.
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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