by Awni
(Virgina Roanake)

I was digonsed with crohn's disease since 4 years I took medicine for six months then I recovery but now came back again with sever fever so what to now

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by: Annette


I am sorry to hear that your Crohn's condition has returned with a vengeance. I agree with the other post and that is, unless recommended by the doctor to stop taking your medicines, you continue to take them even when you feel well. I understand that no-one likes being on prescribed drugs and if you felt well, then it must have seemed silly to carry on with the dosage. I know it is frustrating and there are times when your crohn's must have seemed cured but there is no cure unfortunately for this disease and flare-ups are pretty inevitable.

I would suggest going back to the doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Abdominal pain
Joint pain

The doctor may simply put you back onto the same medication again and confirm that it is a flare-up and then you know what you are dealing with but it is always worth being cautious. You may be lucky and that it soon settles down. I hope this is the case for you.

It might be worth considering whether you have done anything different of late. Have you had more alcohol? Smoked? Additional stress? Any of these can be triggers that can provoke an attack. Sometimes it is simply the foods that you eat that can make the intestines irritable.

Nuts (as they are difficult to digest)
Fruit and vegetables with skin/peel (remove the peel)
Fried food
Seeds (especially when experiencing a flare-up)
Tomatoes - it might be the skin, the seeds or just the acidity but even tomato based sauces or soupls can trigger an attack.

There are many foods that can aggravate and it's worth having a list handy and avoiding them, perhaps re-introducing them one at a time to see if you experience a flare-up. Not all of them will trigger off an attack but once you know, you will be better prepared to cope with the disease on an individual basis.

I hope this helps?

Has anyone else come off of their medication only to find that they have started to experience flare-ups again? I would be interested to know.

by: Anonymous

Just a note to say that with crohns if a prescribed medication works and puts you in remission then you keep taking it EVEN WHEN YOU ARE IN REMISSION!!!!

Crohns is incurable,so if a medication works for you,please keep taking it .

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