Week 2--help please

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to vent....I had the flu last week and this week I am not feeling much better.  In fact, I went to work Tue and they sent me home because I looked pale, swelled and clamy.   I realize that I was all of these things in addition to hurting pretty badly. 
I called the doctor and he said it was probably just left over from last week and not to worry about it....I am to go see him today, however I am thinking I am going to have to do a phone visit because I can't seem to stay out of the bathroom.
The fatique is rough--followed by tingling all thoughout my body (which at first I thought was just anxiety, but now I don't think that is it)--followed deep breathing and dizziness and bathroom trips.
I know this is TMI, but my BM's are not completely watery or anything.  They are more like a greenishtan with mucus. 
I am thinking I need to go back on the edocort and that this is a flare from the flu.  My doctor said he didn't think it wa a flare last week....I wonder what he will think today.
And finally.....not working for two weeks....yikes!  My bills are going to be piling up because I don't get any sort of sick time.

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 2008

Current 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

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 9/24/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry you are feeling so bad. I will tell you that I had a stomach virus recently and my husband had it at the sametime. He was better in a day or two and I was sick with it for over a week. We seem to get hit harder with seasonal illnesses than most. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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