Is This a Flare-Up? 3 Questions to Ask to Know For Sure

I’m flaring bad!

Oh, she’s in a flare-up! It’s a flare-up!

How often have you heard statements like these from your fellow Crohnie’s or gals with UC? I bet you’ve said things like this about yourself at least time or two, or 5 or 20 or more depending on how long you’ve had your digestive disorder.

When it comes to Crohn’s and colitis, it’s all about the flare-up. We live in a constant state of, “Am I flaring or am I in remission?” and it can definitely be all consuming.

But how do you know if what you’re going through is truly flare-up material when it could be a stomach pain like all “normal” people have from time to time or some diarrhea or other digestive symptoms from something completely unrelated to your Crohn’s or colitis.

That’s what today’s episode is all about. How do you know if it really is a flare-up?

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • Why getting on a flare-up right away is the key to a digestive blip vs a long term sideline from life
  • Why Covid complicates things
  • Now that you know it’s a flare-up, what do you do?

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Dominika says October 10, 2021

Dear Karyn,
I would like to thank you for replying to my email so fast and sending me the free flare up protocol. I decided to reply here so more people can read this whilst browsing your site. I have started listening to your podcast a while ago, a few months after being diagnosed with colitis. At that time I was on a vegan diet and I really tried my best to adhere to it, I really wanted it to work. Sadly, it wasn’t for me. A couple of months ago I went through an AWFUL, super painful flare, after which I decided to look for another solution. I thought to myself – “Why not try the diet Karyn says works? She has been right about other things”. So for some time now I’m trying the SCD solution, right now on my way home carrying my newly purchased yoghurt maker! (Casein is my enemy so I’ll be trying goat milk first).
Anyhow, long story short, I wanted to thank you for doing what you are doing, for being so cheerful, for bringing us all together, for helping us find hope and the right path for healing and living a full life – away from the toilet! I am very grateful to have found you.
I wish you all the best, and again, greetings from Europe, Poland!

    Karyn Haley says October 13, 2021

    Thank you so much for sharing your story here. That is very brave and vulnerable and I think you rock!!! I’m sorry that you are having such a hard time right now. I hope that the SCD is helpful at bringing your symptoms under control. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it does work for many. The best part of your journey is that you are taking control and trying something new. That’s where the magic happens. Be well my friend. I’m here for you if you have any questions along the way.💜

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