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COVID-19 triggering a flare?


Fri, April 23, 2021 4:47 PM

Hello, when the pandemic started I was really concerned about catching COVID-19 because I wondered if it would cause my Crohn's to flare up. I've had crohn's for over 20 years and had a bowel resection and a bowel revision. I've been in remission for over 7 years and off meds for 7 years. I ended up coming down with covid in early December 2020 and it was a fairly mild case. Then in mid-February I had a major flare and ended up in the ER. Thankfully a CTscan showed no blockage but definite inflammation at the surgery site. Sooo, the Crohns is back. Since the timing is so close to my having covid I'm wondering if it triggered an immune response and flared the Crohn's. Has anyone else experienced the same or read anything about it?

FPO igottago
Joined May 3, 2011

Thu, December 30, 2021 2:07 PM

Reply posted for igottago.

I had a mild case of Covid in January 2021. I believe that it caused my flareup. I got very sick shortly after Covid and finally in August I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I did not get the vaccine because I was scared to introduce more into my already sick and confused body. I know several people that has had numerous different health issues after having Covid. I do believe that it does attack your weakest area(s) in your body and can cause these flareups. 

FPO mcarder
Joined Dec 30, 2021

Fri, December 24, 2021 11:56 AM

Reply posted for igottago.

i have not experiensed a fliar up from covid, i am 15 and have had crohns for 4 years and beenin remmison as well. I also do not take meds, I have gotten covid but nothing happened to me. 

FPO evvy1010
Joined Aug 24, 2019

Fri, October 29, 2021 4:02 PM

Reply posted for igottago.

I had a flare-up after my second vaccine shot, and assumed it was related to the fever symptoms/immune reaction that a lot of people had.  Have also had flare-ups around the same time as other types of infections, which I thought were because of antibiotics at first, but it now seems more likely it was an immune reaction.  A lot of doctors seem averse to taking any kind of holistic view on this, so I'd be really curious to learn more about the connection between these things as well.

FPO peter181
Joined Oct 29, 2021

Wed, September 22, 2021 1:03 AM

Reply posted for igottago.

I haven't had a similar experience, but i wish you to stay safe. I believe vaccination can lower the impacts caused by Covid.19.

FPO Diane123
Joined Sep 22, 2021

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