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Thanks everyone for your advice. Okie, I appreciate you doing that research for me - it was an interesting read. I'm getting a doctors appointment today. Its time a bite the bullet and asked for more tests on further immune issues - sigh. I shudder at the thought of another colonoscopy. I had one two years ago (gee how time flies) it was all OK then but things have changed.
These boards are great!!
Hi Kiwi. I have no help for you but I have similar problems, only not diarehha. I get constipated and then when I have to go, I always feel sick to my stomach, I sweat and really have to go and can't. Sometimes I do get diarehha and go two or three times in a row and then still have to go and can't. Once I do start going, I will have to go 5 or 6 times a day, a little bit at at time.
I can wake up in the middle of the night with an upset stomach and know that within a few hours I will be having pain from being constipated.
I hate Lupus, it really sucks. I have a doctors appointment on teh 27th of this month and am going to see what my doctor thinks about my problem.
Good luck on your's, I know there are many people here who have great advice. I'm glad you found these boards, everyone here is awesome.
jhmum - thank you!!! That sounds exactly the same. My instinct is telling me its lupus attacking my gut. I'm on 150mg of Imuran (3 tabs) they upped it one whole tab the last time I saw the rheumy because I seemed like I was on a constant flare. I had suspicions that the extra tab might have been responsible because all this new stuff has been happening since then - maybe not. My usual doctor is away till the 20th so I will hang out till then as she knows me well. Yesterday I ate a crunchy peach (I like them like that) but on doing research that may have been a very silly move. I can eat wheat products without a problem but dairy seems to be a trigger.
Lol I googled all sorts of word combinations except 'audible bowel sounds' and all links lead to bowel diseases - I shall now go and google those words. Thanks once again!! What would we do without the internet!!
Hey Kiwitoo and others. I found more answers that I seek today. The diarrhea and the ability of Lupus to affect our gastrointestinal system, and why does my rheumy or my reg doctor talk about it?
going to ask this time of my rheumy these questions. Sometimes GERD causes other sickness. Acid reflux happens at night, and often the acid and food is breathed into my lungs, which causes indigestion and sometime phumonia
thank all of you, and hope that the day will bring to you something that will make your smile on your face only for a moment. all of you have give me some inspiritaion