So, when I was diagnosed with CD, the doc said it was a very mild case. I'm thinking - heck if this is mild, I don't want to see moderate!! My symptoms were 15-20 trips per day, weight loss, little blood, extreme fatigue, extreme pain. That's gone on since November.
Lately the D has gone to 2-5 trips a day, the pain has subsided probably by 85%, but I am experiencing nausea daily, acid reflux, and major bloating, fatigue, memory problems, and lot's of bubbles coming out both ends :) Which is extremely embarressing for me!!
The last time I saw my GI, I was "flaring" super bad. He took some blood to check for inflammation, and it came back fine (no inflammation). Of course I had a letter with the results, so now 2 months later I got to actually talk to him about it. I'm like, how can this be? He suggested that perhaps I also have IBS that is causing these symptoms.
I'm taking the Asacol daily and omeprazole every other day (trying to stop the omeprazole because I believe it's causing the symptoms it's supposed to treat!). He also had me try Bentyl a while back and I didn't like that -- so he's given me Levsin now for the IBS. I've taken it a couple of times and haven't noticed any difference.
Anyone else in this situation? I think I'll start checking out the IBS boards here as well. I'm so confused! So what symptoms are from the CD and what's from the IBS? Probably doesn't matter really...I just want to be sure I'm treating the right thing.
30 year old wifey and mom to 3 little girls, 2 dogs, and 2 ratties and working full-time outside of the home...and always ready for a nap.