I didn't take antibiotics for the pnemonia because I can't tolerate them. I can handle Keflex once in a great while if the infection is really bad, but other than that, I'm pretty much allergic to any other antibiotic, and since the Flu is a virus the Dr.'s said antibiotics wouldn't help.
Symptoms have been on and off for about 3 months, but I had been hospitalized for 13 days in late September (that's when they 'found' the fissure, but decided not to treat it then -- why, I don't know).
It just feels like I'm having a mild flare. I haven't had a normal BM since 2003. I look like I am about 6-7 months pregnant, and I know for a fact I'm not in any way, even though sometimes it feels like I'm giving birth (lol). I have had some blood here and there, in all forms (i.e. color, texture, where it is or isn't) and I (of course) have roids.
The test list includes bloodwork, X-rays, CT, MRI's, Colon/Endo/Sigmoid - oscopies, Upper GI (barium one) and pill cam.
I can see why the Dr.'s are stumped, but darn this hurts!
"People who mind don't matter, people who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss
~Crohn's Dx'ed at 17 (2004), Multiple hospital stays, every test there could be (as we Crohnies know!, on Pentasa, Purinethol, Nexium, Neurontin --for Fibromyalgia, Cymbalta, Trazadone, Klonopin, and Vicodin/Bentyl prn Pain~
I'm 21 now! wOoT!