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12/21/10 5:15 A

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I was recently diagnosed so I'm not entirey sure, I've been trying to keep track of everything and it does seem like my symptoms worsen around my period and my stomach starts cramping more and I get diarrhea. I've only known about my crohn's for a couple months though.. So I haven't quite figured out the patterns of my symptoms. However I am not on birth control, so I hope this helps.

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11/22/10 10:24 P

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I have an ileostomy so I couldn't tell youabout the diarrhea because I always have it but I do realize when my period starts for that whole time I feel actual pressure like I have to go to the bathroom.

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11/1/10 12:01 P

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I have the cramping and diarrhea 1 to 2 days before the start of my period. The doc always said my Crohn's can change with hormonal changes, which is what I attributed to it.

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10/20/10 5:51 P

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I have this every month for a at least a week...it makes it so hard

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10/16/10 11:28 A

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I used to suffer from the same problem. I always had terrible flares associated with my period. Lucky for me that hasn't been a problem for the last couple of years as I only have my period every six or seven months.

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10/6/10 1:53 P

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Same with Ashley. Yes, I got bad with my period. Went on the generic Seasonal, skip the placebos, been doing this over a year and it's wonderful!

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10/5/10 10:01 A

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Before I was diagnosed with Crohn's a couple of months ago, they said I had IBS for about 8 years and every month I would get the same PMS symptoms: cravings for salt and sugar, and an IBS "flare" with diarrhea and bad cramps. I got on birth control and started skipping my placebos so I didn't have a period and it helped immensely.


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9/28/10 7:55 A

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I haven't noticed an actual flare up, but I do tend to have more diarrhea during my period. It does tend to calm down once my period is over. But, even before I had Crohn's my stomach would get a bit weird during this time.
I am also on the pill so this might help, but I have no idea. I would probably discuss this with your doctor and see if they have any suggestions because I certainly don't think you are the only one who is affected this way.

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9/27/10 10:58 P

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I can't help on this. I was post menopausal when i as diagnosed with Crohn's.

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I used to have that problem. Had a hysterectomy 22 years ago, so it's been awhile!

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9/27/10 9:09 P

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Am I the only one who's cycle leads to a flare?
EVERY SINGLE MONTH since last December, within 2 days of my period starting, my stomach starts cramping (crohns cramps, NOT pms cramps)....
I was just wondering if this happens to anyone else?
I was thinking about going back on birth control pills to see if it helps...even though I had my tubes tied in 2003.

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