35 years old recently diagnosed with crohns having heavy bloody stools. Have had two flare ups since diagnosis in January. Just curious if anyone had crohns travel outside the intestinal area. Tried apriso and not much luck made me feel dizzy and stomach upset. Felt great off of all the meds prednisone and apriso for about two months. Never was on prednisone long always tapered off after a few weeks when having blood in stools. But now I'm having headaches, neck stiffness, chills, flu like symptoms, and fatigue. Always takes a week or more to see my GI guy. This is all new to me and wished I'd feel normal again longer than a couple months it seems like.
Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which involves ongoing (chronic) inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
The most common symptoms of Chrohn's disease are diarrhea, abdominal pain and weight loss.
Other symptoms may include:
Rectal bleeding and bloody stools
Loss of appetite
Abdominal fullness and gas
Tenesmus (pain with passing stool)
Fistulas (usually around the rectal area, may cause draining of pus, mucus, or stools)
Clotting problems (deep vein thrombosis)
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- Apriso Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Apriso (detailed)
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