I have a couple of questions after just being diagnosed with Crohns after 2 years of gastro symptoms, non of which were particularly terrible.
First question, about one month ago, around 3 weeks before my colonoscopy, I developed a high fever, severe diarrhoea, and severe abdominal pain, hallmark gastroenteritis. However, I have now seen that a crohns flare can cause low grade fever and all the above symptoms. How likely is it that this was a flare as oppose to a virus or bacterial illness considering the symptoms were debilitating and the fever was terrible for around 3 to 4 days?
My second question is to do with mental health. Since I have been experiencing my symptoms, I have seen a steady decline in my "happiness" and ability to deal with day to day life. I chalked this down to anxiety but now I'm wondering how much could this have been due to the physical effect of this disease? I have been tested many times for deficiencies and all have come back normal however.
Many thanks in advance!