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03-28-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Degrees of a Flare

I know there is no silver bullet or answer, but does anyone know of degrees of a flare? I know my body and I'm fairly confident I'm no longer in remission. My question is this though, at what level do most of you call your GI? I don't want to run to him for every ache and pain. On a scale of 1-10 I would put myself at a 2. A little mucous, very mild abdominal pain, and mild D. I changed my diet completely and cut out all those bad vices. It certainly helped. At what point do we realize the flare is gone?

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03-28-2016, 05:33 PM   #2
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Don't blame you for not wanting to contact your GI all the time. But, I would say that if you're asking us about contacting your GI it's time to do so. It does sound like you may have a little flare. But, whatever you did is working. However, I am not a doctor. So, this would probably be a better question for your GI. Hope you feel better soon.
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03-28-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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03-28-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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How long has it been going on? One of the things I hate with this disease is not knowing if it's my Crohns acting up, or a stomach bug. The mucus points to the first though

03-28-2016, 09:08 PM   #5
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I would get in to the GI before the flare gets bigger. Once of prevention...
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03-29-2016, 08:30 AM   #6
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I would say its been acting up for a few weeks. Keep in mind I am a very anxious person. Anything I feel lately I am wondering about. When I know I am in remission I wouldn't think twice about it. After I modified my diet is simmered down, still some symptoms though. I am going to take the plunge and try some coffee today. I never have an issue with coffee while I am in remission. I haven't had any in a week and a half and we will see how it goes. If my symptoms don't disappear by next week off to the GI I go.

Thanks for everyone's feedback,

Joe
03-29-2016, 02:02 PM   #7
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I would get in to the GI before the flare gets bigger. Once of prevention...
I agree
04-04-2016, 11:00 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I wanted to give you an update. As I said, I completely modified my diet. It simmered down but I wasn't completely satisfied. I said I would give myself until this week before calling my GI. But - I decided to go out and try some probiotics. I bought 30 mill dosage. I took it Saturday and wasn't sure if it was working until I realized I did not have one symptom. I have been taking it for three days. Could this really put it into remission? I have my fingers crossed.

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04-04-2016, 01:25 PM   #9
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I doubt that probiotics will put you into remission. But, do believe they do help you while in a flare or if you have a virus your can't get rid of. They help put the good stuff back into your system.
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I doubt that probiotics will put you into remission. But, do believe they do help you while in a flare or if you have a virus your can't get rid of. They help put the good stuff back into your system.
Agree

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Probiotics can help, but probably not put crohn's into remission.
04-04-2016, 09:19 PM   #13
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Sorry but 30 million is extremely low for probiotics
Ds was on vsl #3 prescription strength (900 billon)
It takes 30 days of double dose of probiotics (1800 billon)
To start to change the gut at all - the gut has an extremely large numbers so it takes a long time
Probiotics have not been proven to effective at all in crohns only UC
And does not induce remission with just one small dose

Glad your felling a bit better
But crohns waxes and wanes

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