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Menstrual cycle flare ups


Mon, October 05, 2020 8:16 PM

Hello! 

Does anyone experience flare ups right before or during their period? 

if so what do you or did you do to find relief? 

It's getting so bad i am having to leave work or not go in at all every month, a week before my period starts because of the pain, urgency and diarrhea. 

thank you for any help!! 

FPO Lore2721
Joined Oct 1, 2020

Sun, March 07, 2021 11:39 AM

Reply posted for Lore2721.

I have been on depo since I was 16 but still have flares roughly 2 weeks before my shot. Both my GI and my Gyno believe it is from harmones. They put me on the mini pill two weeks before I get my depo and it dramatically made an improvement in my symptoms. 

maybe have your doctor also rule out endometriosis. My doctors informed me that women with Crohn's are more likely to also be effected by endometriosis, which flares during your menstral cycle.

FPO elainatellup13
Joined Mar 7, 2021

Fri, October 16, 2020 9:24 PM

Reply posted for Lore2721.

Hi, I have this as well. My Gastro and Gynecologist suggested that I go on the pill and skip the placebo each month therefore skipping my period. It has worked wonders and I have been able to avoid flares. 2-3 times per year I will have breakthrough bleeding and have to get my period, but the flares are much less now than they were and at least it isn't every month.

FPO Hsj702
Joined Oct 16, 2020

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