Low grade flare all the time and then spikes?

by Daniel
(Owensboro, KY)

25 years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and it was so bad that I had my colon removed almost right away. I had a J-Pouch and tried to make that thing work for 16 years until I finally traded it in for an ileostomy. I was good for about five years and then had major surgery to have very impacted adhesions. At the same time my GI surgeon diagnosed me with Crohn's Disease rather than UC and retested to be sure. Since then I have had what seems to be a flare all the time and then it spikes about once a week or two or sometimes more often. I am on Humira and it has been better than the Remicade, but I still have joint problems and a great deal of stomach pain. Is it possible to have a low-grade flare all the time and then spikes sometimes every three or four days?

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