Chasity - I'm not as far along as you are, but I wish I could give you a hug because I have a pretty darn good idea of the nonsense you're going through!
I'm bumping this thread instead of starting another...
I'm 10 weeks pregnant, and I think I'm starting to loose my mind. I've had d for several days, and urgent loose stools for weeks. In short, this pregnancy has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, but manageable.
I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard to convince myself that this is "just" pregnancy related (this is my first). BUT, it's very hard to convince myself of that when I'm spending every moment from 4am to 8am on the toilet with d, urgency, and uncontrollable pushing every morning. I'm scared to eat because I have to FLY to the bathroom. I'm scared to leave the house... These are all wickedly chronie things to be feeling right now and I'm so scared!
I was doing really well before the pregnancy. My last Remicade was April 2nd, but my doc and I decided that it had run it's course with me and was neither harmful nor helpful at this point, so I had no plans to continue the Remicade whether we got pregnant or not. I'm second guessing that now and wondering if I should get an infusion? I have an appointment with a new GI at the end of the month.
I know that it is around the 10 weeks marker that the placenta takes over the production of hormones and really cranks into gear. I'm hoping that is what has me so out of whack these last couple days?
Any advice or experience would be very appreciated...
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered.
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."