Just as I was feeling really perky for a few weeks, another "flare" came on. I swear it is so frustrating. It started with unexplained extreme fatigue and aching for a while but when it started my stomach was feeling pretty good (except GERD.) Then, the colon started acting up again. I did miss several doses of my colazal so I guess I am to blame-:)
Nevertheless, I get frustrated that the remissions don't seem to last all that long. It took me the better part of the year to figure out zoloft and nexium were not agreeing with the colitis, so I switched meds and was good for a while. Then this. My GERD has been acting up big time. I went to the rheumatologist last week and he did some more tests for auto immune disease. He gave me plaquenil and my stomach has felt so bad I have not taken them yet. I am afraid it will make things worse. It did when I tried it before. Thanks for listening. I just needed to vent! Oh, and I have to work a very long day tomorrow! Yuck!!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis
location: sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal
pexeva, rolaids, pepsid (as needed)
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel