Again, the health anxiety has hit me again. For the past year I have dealt with female health issues that have had me in the gynecologist office 7 times. Ended up with a cervical pre-cancerous condition that required a freezing of my cervix back on December 21st. My stomach has been a knotted mess since early December. And of course, now the indigestion and heartburn has reared it ugly head again also. Made the mistake yesterday of eating a new thing at a fast food Mexican restaurant here and it had a spicy Ranch sauce in it and I paid for that within 8 hours with the bad heartburn and indigestion and nausea last night and it is still present today but not near as bad. Wondering how long this will take to clear my system. Probably a week or two. No more Mexican for me. Have a followup with my gastro doctor this Thursday but will not be mentioning this issue as it was what I ate that caused it. Cannot tolerate any more tests. Wouldn't be surprised if the gas isn't caused by my anxiety anyway. I could sure use some reassurance. Thanks.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Had a rectal flare with bleeding in 1991.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day.
Was taken off of all meds in 2004 after being symptom free for two years.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Had a flare of proctitis in January 2007. Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007. Had a proctalgia reflux episode in June 2007. Was taking probiotics nightly.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 as a maintenance against colon cancer.
Xanax when needed.