Hello Everyone! I am new to this forum. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences.
This is the third time that i have had a flare up that came out of no where. I was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008. When I have a flare it comes out of nowhere. I will be feeling fine one minute, then I will begin feeling dizzy, sweating profusely, stomach pain and vomiting start. My blood pressure bottoms out, etc. We have to end up calling an ambulance because the attack is so acute.
All hospital stays are usually 3-5 days with the CT showing imflammation of large and small intestine and this last time the esophagus and stomach were also inflammed. Typically i am low on potassium also. One of flares was actually ischemic colitis with bleeding, and I was told that really wasn't Crohn's related. (not sure what to think about that.) While in the hospital it's the usual liquid diet and Cipro and Flagyl IV's while in the hospital. When I am released I have to take it easy for a few weeks of course but then everything returns to normal until the next time. Weird!
Are these what you would consider normal flareups? The bottoming out of the vitals is what really scares me. When I was first diagnosed I was told it was a mild case. Now I don't know what to think.
I don't want to have to deal with a hospitalization over 6-8 months. I just would like to hear some other peoples experiences to know that i am not alone.