hey ladies, I'm stumped

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   Posted 8/19/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Good evening to all,  I'll try to keep this short
symptoms for years -- since crohns dx has gotten so much worse:
fatigue (on the rating scale you posted I may be up to 30), can't concentrate, irritable, nausea, can't sleep, can't stay awake, feels like lump in throat (been scoped-told hubby he could only see a red/irritated looking area just behind the voice box), jaws hurt and try to lock up (TMJ?), stuff hurts, knees, heals, hair, wrists, everywhere it hurts, oh, did I mention the severe fatigue? lol , severe constipation (that's my normal), when I take anything I get diarrea for a week, fatigue?  oh yea, absolutely no sex drive, even when I feel ok with the crohns, no sex drive.
Here's what happened;  went for a GYN exam, haven't been in a few yrs, told the doc my symptoms and my main prob is the sex drive or lack thereof. She drew blood and guess what, my estrogen and testosterone levels way low. She put me on an estrogen gel and estrogen vag. cream.
Internet lists some of the same symptoms for both. (low levels and crohns). How do I know which is which? Some steroid family meds can even cause this low levels. Plus the hysterectomy I had 25 yrs back.  Is it possible to treat both with out the meds interacting? Would I be better off to see an herbalist? Oh dear, what to do, seeing the GI doc tom. Oh yea, osteroporosis is definitely in the near future. Everything kills the bones! Sorry to be so long. Thanks again folks......granna

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   Posted 8/19/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on flosomax (or whatever osto med that starts with fo sound) for about a year, and finally stablized with the help of precription vit.
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   Posted 8/20/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey granna,

Just curious if you have had your thyroid checked lately. I was hyperthyroid back in 2002 and I had many of the same symptoms you are having, so maybe get the blood test to check your levels might be helpful. As for the constipation, I suffer with it too. What helps me ALOT is using stool softners. These are not laxatives, but help to bring water to your stools to make them a little softer and easier to pass. Also, for the joint pain, have you seen a Rheumatologist? I personally believe we should all have one on board. Hope that helps.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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