I've posted a couple of times but I haven't been formally diagnosed with anything yet. I have the markers for Crohns. I just had my 2nd colonoscopy in December (last one in January 2009) and it's clean except internal hemmies - AGAIN. My GI even took biopsies this time and nothing. I feel like I'm trying to run up a hill covered in honey! I know I don't feel well but no one can find anything! The next step is the pill cam which I hope to do sometime within the next month or so but it's hard not to get discouraged! My follow up with the GI is on the 26th. Are there any questions I should be asking? I feel like I've been put through the ringer! I've made a list of the symptoms I've experienced with some regularity since November 2008. Please look it over and tell me what you think - I'm losing it:
Bloody stools (sometimes with mucous)
Occasional pain while defecating
Abdominal pain to include intense cramping
Loud stomach noises
Occasional dizzy spells
Painful joints (mainly hands and knees)
Red, bumpy, weepy rash on my hands (really bad in May 2008 (lasted for months); off and on since then)
Bacterial eye infection (severe; on antibiotics for 10 days)
Not to mention I've had 2 colonoscopies, blood and stool tests, a small bowel series and an upper endoscopy done with no real results. As I mentioned before, the blood tests showed Crohn's markers but that's basically all I have.
Any insight from the experts here would be great!
Thanks for reading!