HOW CAN I STOP MY FLARE UP

im on remicade (infliximab)foe 4 years now and still have severe diarrhea and wind.It usually clears up by 3 weeks,but this time it's lasting 8 weeks.

Are these called flare ups?
Can anyone out there give me any advice

ANNE C.

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Flare-up NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello,

Crohn’s disease is a volatile and aggressive disease and it affects people very differently and it is clear to see evidence of this from this thread. Everyone who suffers with crohn’s has their own unique experiences but here is my input:

I am a firm believer in treating the body and mind as holistically as possible and without doubt, eliminating certain foods or reducing or stopping drinking or smoking is helpful. It's a sensible course of action and is a practical approach.

Sometimes the disease is aggressive and seemingly without cause or reason. Whatever your viewpoint, it is vital that you seek medical assistance if flare-ups start to become more aggressive, or if your symptoms change.

For those that think they might have crohn’s – again, medical assistance please. Take medical advice but give doctors as much assistance as you can by way of detailed information as to when you experience flare-ups, what you have eaten, were you experiencing greater stress that day for example?

If you had a hot spicy curry and then suffered from a flare-up, you might anticipate that your body is reacting badly but everyone reacts differently and that’s what makes crohn’s a difficult disease to cope with.

Crohn’s is a disease however and one without a cure so considering all options is a good idea. Don’t get taken in by miracle cures, live as naturally and simplistic as possible and look after yourself.If you want to try something to test out if it is of use then do so, just be sure to make an informed decision before rushing in and only try one thing at a time.

There is no known cause or cure but there are triggers and understandably food can put so much pressure on the digestive tract and problems can ensue as a result. But you have to eat healthily all the same. Pureed foods are an excellent idea – soups such as pumpkin or parsnips are nutritious but quite kind as regards digestion, salmon or chicken are packed full of proteins and can be cooked to ensure they digest easily. Eggs are nutritious but go for scrambled eggs rather than fried.

Flare-Ups’ can last any number of days or weeks but if you are getting worried about it, do try to seek medical assistance in case you need your medication changing or if anything else is occurring. In the meanwhile, look after yourself and try to remember that in between the flare-ups you may feel much, much better and this gap in between bouts of pain can lengthen. Some people go weeks, months and even years so there is hope.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes,
Annette

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by: Anonymous

guys, for immediate results try coconut water (2-3 times a day)or virgin coconut oil(1 tbsp after meal)...It really helps..Coconut is very very good for crohns...I have Crohn's for 3 years but I take fresh coconut water regularly and am very satisfied with the result..the results are immediate...

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To the Anonymouses! NEW
by: Kit Campbell

Just to add ...
If you have such conviction that you KNOW all there is to know about Crohns Disease, why would you have any fear in looking into alternative paths, especially something as simple as changing your mindset?!
As you obviously like to 'own' your identity as someone who suffers with Crohns Disease, I totally understand and accept that :)
However, if something isn't working well for you, why would you not want to investigate other avenues?! It seems insane not to!! :)
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Some people like to suffer and there are many that do, due to a life of suffering. If this is you, then keep on believing what you do and keep on doing what you are doing.
If you want change, look for it. Don't just blindly believe the medical profession. Just because they have read books and passed exams, they do not know everything.
I wish you guys the best in your journeys!

Flare ups NEW
by: Josie

Hi Anne C, I have had Crohn's since childhood and I am in the mid 60s, had gone through many diff flare-ups and no two seemed to be of the same duration. I had a resection after it just would not stop and I ended up in ER. But in the meantime I had tried like listing what causes instant D. And again for every flare-up it was not the same, except maybe popcorn,corn, fatty foods and milk just by itself (don't go by my list, has to be your own). Not saying this will work but I also resorted to fish oil in later years which I think helped me a bit. Best is to consult you specialist that put you on those meds. If you are not happy with that specialist maybe you can switch to another?? I had luck that way but not everyone can be so lucky. There are other crohns forums too, best is to talk to those that have had many experiences with diff flare-ups. Best of luck and hopefully something will easy your situation.

Flare ups NEW
by: Josie

Hi Anne C, I have had Crohn's since childhood and I am in the mid 60s, had gone through many diff flare-ups and no two seemed to be of the same duration. I had a resection after it just would not stop and I ended up in ER. But in the meantime I had tried like listing what causes instant D. And again for every flare-up it was not the same, except maybe popcorn,corn, fatty foods and milk just by itself (don't go by my list, has to be your own). Not saying this will work but I also resorted to fish oil in later years which I think helped me a bit. Best is to consult you specialist that put you on those meds. If you are not happy with that specialist maybe you can switch to another?? I had luck that way but not everyone can be so lucky. There are other crohns forums too, best is to talk to those that have had many experiences with diff flare-ups. Best of luck and hopefully something will easy your situation.

flare ups NEW
by: Anonymous

i completely agree with anonymous comment number 2 (pardon the pun) doctors are the only people who can currently help with something as serious as chrons disease. no good second guessing waaaaaaaay to dangerous gp gastronentroligist and surgeon these are the three most important words

peace

Dear Annonymous! NEW
by: Kit Campbell

Hi Annonymous!
I'm sorry that you suffer so much, that you need to belittle anothers experience of Crohns. But I totally accept that is the way that you think :)
I would never say to anyone NOT to see a specialist, or not to take medication, or not to have surgery if that is what is needed.
What I do say is that if you change the way that you think, you may find, for you, that your Crohns Disease (that will never be cured) may not raise its ugly head so often :)
For sure I had Crohns and much bowel removed. Everyone is totally entitled to their opinion, as well as you and yours :)
However, the ability to put forward your opinion and not put another down ... hmm, I think that would be a better way to be :)
I wish you, Annonymous, all the best and freedom from your suffering, especially in your mind :) You never know, your body might follow :)

Believe and it shall be healed? NEW
by: Anonymous

Although I too know that stress and thoughts of ill stuff can make things worse for the flare-ups of my crohns. That is not so simple for most. Yours, Kit Campbell (or who ever it is on youtube,) might be like mine that just flared up here and there and 40 years of nothing...but it just does NOT go away just like magic or by some FOUND routine. So to make others suffer and think that diet and oh such and such can CURE it...there is no cure for crohns. Also if biopsy not taken of the ulcer than it can well be other than crohns so then it's easier to stop other things maybe with whatever might make flare-ups stop for good. People with Crohn's go and seek the best Specialist to help you out and not something on Youtube.

Ask what is happening BEFORE your flare ups!! :) NEW
by: Kit Campbell

Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease, Ileitis ...... they are all just names for inflammation that is happening in the gastrointestinal tract.
Do not buy in to the whole 'doctor' story that you have a disease.
You have DIS-EASE.
If you need medication - take it
If you need a procedure - do it
This will sort out the symptoms ... BUT NOT THE CAUSE.
The medical industry will keep you believing that you have a disease, to keep you a customer of their solutions. Medications.
Find out your cause, what's going on in your mind and prevent the symptoms from there :)
Go to youtube and search Kit Campbell or Welcome to IBS. I share freedom from 40 years of suffering Crohns Dissease. I have it NO MORE :)
You can make a difference for yourself :)

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