Hi everyone, I caught my daughers upper respirotry infection. The symptoms started on Saturday. I started an antibitoc on Monday after having to call of work due to feeling just crummy. The next few days were worse and I ended up at my GI on Wed. I told him I would try to come in because I had been in the bathroom every 20 minutes or so and was unable to make it into see my family doctor that morning. I went in and he took me right in so I could lay down and be by the bathroom. My bloodpressure was higher than normal (146/83) and he informed me that I have not only the URI, but also the flu. He said I was deyhydrated and I told him that well....of course.
He didn't see anything irregular about my BMs being a yellowish tan. He said that the IBD was irritated by the ick I have and told me that due to the imuran I need to get onto an antibioc. I told him I already had been taking one since monday. He put me off work for the rest of the week. I have to go have bloodwork done sometime monday or tuesday.
I am just worried of course that there is more too it than this illness I have. I don't want to go into a full blown flare. I just keep thinking I am in more of a flare than he believes.
I guess if my stomach pain and BMs slow down after I finish my antibiotic I will feel better.
Thank you for listening to me vent....I really do appreciate you all.
36/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008, now the GI isn't sure which is it exactly...he calls me a strange case.
Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,
Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Cymbalta 60 mg daily. 05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily