Hi Flowers4ever :)
I'm so sorry you are having to go through all this.. you have a bunch of different symptoms... Some which could be caused by colitis or crohn's and IBS as well.... You getting referred to a GI and going to have a colonoscopy is a great idea, as unpleasant as the prepping is for the procedure, (not horrible, but unpleasant) it is a necessary test and will help diagnose anything going on with your colon. Once it's done, you will be glad you did it.
Your shakes sound like anxiety to me, I get that way when I am very anxious, I feel like I'm cold when I'm not and have the shakes like I'm freezing, but I'm not. I have had the rectal spasms and GOSH, it feels like someone is stabbing you in the poopie hole and I have to literally stop and grab my bottom. it's verrrry painful, thank goodness I don't get that too often. When your immune system is out of whack, it can cause a whole bunch of different symptoms and it can be a pain in the pie-hole to get it all figured out, but try and be persistant with your doctors and eventually you will figure out what's going on. IN the mean time, just know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE~!!!!
As far as your diet goes, everyone is different, but a lot of people with Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis do better on a low residue diet. (low in fiber)... I can only eat canned green beans and stay comfortable and any other fruits and veggies are gerber's baby food fruits and veggies.. OMG, the strawberry banana gerbers is YUMMY!! lol... Also I stick to chicken and potatoes, rice applesauce. Bananas are ok for me and eggs as well. Saltine crackers and ritz are ok for me too.. suprisingly, I can eat raisins if I only eat a small handful at a time and make sure you keep yourself hydrated with plenty of fluids, as being dehydrated can make you feel pretty sick in itself.
Please keep us updated and let us know how any tests go that you may have, this is a great place for support and information :)
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005, Testing for Crohn's 3/10
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Entocort 9mg daily, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep.. http://www.myspace.com/77016897