Posted 2/18/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -6)
I am soooooooooo confused, depressed and in panic. My last period was 22 days late although my periods used to be regular, every 28 days (the only exception is when I start to flare, but only 10 to 15 days late). Usually I have light periods that last only a few days, but with last period I had rather heavy bleeding for 7 days. Few days ago, I started to experience hot flashes, sweating, nighttime hot flashes, shift from feeling very hot to feeling chilled . I have disrupted sleep, my sleep is less restful, if I fall asleep I wake up every hour of two. And, of course, mood swings ....
Now I taper prednisone 5mg. Next week I will see my doctor. I am worried because my CRP is positive and I don't feel well, my knees are killing me, which, curiously enough, is usually a sign that I am flaring.
I am profoundly sad because I hope that one day I might have a baby.
Please help me with any comment, experience, suggestion ...
38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,
Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)
Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,
No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995