So, I was off on a work weekend assignment this weekend and woke up this morning with severe cramps and diarrhea ending up with some blood in the d. I took a couple of imodiums to get me home (naturally, I was traveling) and I only had to make 3-4 stops.
I didn't have a thermometer with me this morning but tonight I have 100.8 fever. I've never run that much fever before with my usual colitis. I have taken some tylenol for the fever. I guess my question is, what should I do?? I postponed my colonoscopy and CT scan for a few weeks because of insurance issues. I wonder if this is just a bug or if something is infected? I hate to call my doc tomorrow, they will probably be mad that I postponed my tests. However, I will do what I need to do to get well.
Any thoughts on what this could be?? A routine stomach bug that set off my colitis or do I need antibiotics? I guess I'll be calling my GI in the morning. Maybe they can do my tests early.
I swear, I was sick for Christmas last year!!! Ugh!!!!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid,
zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel