hi guys, i have been reading posts on this forum for months now, but this is the first time i've actually posted.
my story...I was diagnosed with Crohn's (ileitis) at the beginning of sept 09, after over a year and a half of being passed from one doctor to another and being told i had IBS then i had Crohn's and then it was back to IBS, despite my colonoscopy and histology results! I have now been told i definately have Crohn's and i probably have IBS too. My GI didnt really want to label me as having Crohns at first because, despite my colonoscopy results and my family history, my symptoms didnt quite fit.... until a few months ago!! (my colonoscopy was done because i was always anaemic, and they didn't know why!) For the past few months, i have had many typical Crohn's symptoms: diarrhoea, urgency, abdo pain, weight loss. I have been on two courses of pred since september and i am now on azathioprine as my symptoms keep coming back! (i started on the azathioprine on friday).
The pred eventually worked and i managed to have 3 weeks of being normal :) but for the past week week and a half i have been gradually starting to flare again (i think.... i'm still new to all of this) Along with increasing amounts of diarrhoea (but nothing i cant handle atm!) and lots of mouth ulcers, i have been suffering with nausea and i have vomited twice, which is very rare for me, because i NEVER vomit! on top of the pains i always get in my right iliac fossa, i have been suffering with sharp pains around my belly button and i also have been getting what feels like period cramps- same place and everything... but it's definitely not my period!
so my question is basically do you guys think that this is me beginning to flare again, and if you do, are all of my symptoms down to the crohn's?? im quite confused as to why i'd have the pain that feels exactly like period pain, and i've never suffered with nausea with this before?!
thanks for reading and i hope you can shed some light on this!!