Glad to see your post! I'm glad that you found a PCP. Have you been to the Cleveland Clinic yet?
Concerning the fish oil, many people swear by it. I've personally never tried it, but maybe I need to start...I guess it wouldn't hurt. My sister takes it, and she claims that it is a miracle for her. Like both of us, she also has endometriosis and all of the related symptoms, and she said that the fish oil was a blessing. The fish oils contain high concentrations of the omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce levels of prostaglands and inflammation. Thus, that's why it most likely helps endo problems and some IBS problems. If your stomach can take it, maybe it'd be worth a try. Hmmmm....maybe I need to try it too!
Good luck in Ohio, and take care.
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn, Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD. "What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick
I forgot to respond to the hormonal cream that your doctor mentioned...
I know several people that use that cream, and they all have had great success with it. One friend also has lots of gut issues, and the cream was the only way she could get the hormones back in her system.