Over the past ten years I have noticed that my worst flare ups requiring hospitalizations have started with sinus infections.
My theory is that the antibiotics prescribed to fight the sinus infections throws off the flora in my gut which eventually leads to a flare up.
I've mentioned this to my doctors and they are not fully on board yet with this. However, this is something I will follow up on my next sinus infection. I guess that after I see my GP I will also visit my gastro just to be ready.
I find this funny, because of the current on-going poll about seasonal changes affecting IBD symptoms. For many years I had been telling my gastro that when there large daily temperature swings it would affect my Crohn's symptoms for many years he would tell me there had been no known correlations, until recently. I hate this disease it can make you think you are going crazy.
Regards to all my fellow IBD travelers