crohns flaring up

I have had Crohn's disease for 37 years (Ileostomy for 33 years) but just lately have been feeling continually tired, hot and shaky. Anyone else had these symptoms and what did you do (or your doc do) about them?

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by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear that you are feeling worse currently. As you have had Crohn's disease for so long, you are fully aware that flare-ups occur often without reason seemingly and these flare-ups can vary.

Certainly fatigue is something that most Crohn's disease sufferers experience and it can lead to many other things including depression. Tiredness, anxieties and extreme fatigue can also make you feel a little trembly. The good news is that these flare-ups can ease off again taking the extreme fatigue with it too.

I do sympathize though. Crohn's is so aggressive and its reach is far.

I would suggest that you do go and seek further medical help, just in case it is something else flaring up that needs attention. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

It is worth considering if you have changed your diet at all recently or, at the time when the flare-up occurred. Sometimes it is the smallest thing that can trigger off an aggressive response. There may be external factors in play here too, so if you have extra worries and anxieties at the moment, these could be a cause too.

I attach a link that provides a great deal of information about Crohn's and foods to eat during a flare-up, and hope that it helps.

http://www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease/eat-better

Do let us know how you get on.

Annette

Crohn's flaring up NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear that you are feeling worse currently. As you have had Crohn's disease for so long, you are fully aware that flare-ups occur often without reason seemingly and these flare-ups can vary.

Certainly fatigue is something that most Crohn's disease sufferers experience and it can lead to many other things including depression. Tiredness, anxieties and extreme fatigue can also make you feel a little trembly. The good news is that these flare-ups can ease off again taking the extreme fatigue with it too.

I do sympathize though. Crohn's is so aggressive and its reach is far.

I would suggest that you do go and seek further medical help, just in case it is something else flaring up that needs attention. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

It is worth considering if you have changed your diet at all recently or, at the time when the flare-up occurred. Sometimes it is the smallest thing that can trigger off an aggressive response. There may be external factors in play here too, so if you have extra worries and anxieties at the moment, these could be a cause too.

I attach a link that provides a great deal of information about Crohn's and foods to eat during a flare-up, and hope that it helps.

http://www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease/eat-better

Do let us know how you get on.

Annette

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