I'm seeing my GI tomorrow. A little background: was dx by a different GI after a scope and biopsy. Classic crohn's in the ileocecal valve and beginning of my colon. I didn't like the GI much so my PCP treated me during my flare (I also had no insurance and he hooked me up with the asacol drug rep so I just kept going to him). After 6 months, I was in remission, off all meds. I was still having some lingering issues so I called a new GI. He did a scope and saw no scarring, no inflammation, nothing. Since he didn't do my first scope, he couldn't confirm I had Crohn's, and just said I was currently dealing with IBS. He had doubts as to whether I ever actually had Crohn's, since there was no scarring (though I'm not sure how he can explain the test results from the first). This was 6 years ago and I've dealt with the occasional diarrhea (maybe 1-2x/week) and felt fine.
Twelve days ago, I believe I started flaring. I've had no solid BMs in 12 days, and diarrhea 2-6x/day. My WBC is slightly elevated (11), sed rate is normal (11), my hair is falling out (not clumps, just handfuls whenever I run my hands through it), I'm nauseous every time I eat. I have cramping shortly after eating. Tomorrow, I'm going to that new GI again. Should I insist on a scope, since it's been 6 years? Should he do other tests first (SBFT, endoscopy)? Should I get more bloodwork done? Any tips or advice would be appreciated.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission since 11/2003...waiting on bloodwork to confirm a flare
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, still trying to figure it out
Omeprazole 40mg, fish oil, zoloft 100mg