Finally got back in touch with my family doc today as I have been having so much diarrhea and feeling so weak and sick all the time. Just taking a shower will leave me breathless and tired. I have zero energy to do hardly anything.
He thinks that all my diarrhea is causing my electrolites to be low and that is causing my weakness. Yesterday, I probably went like 15 times, and by 2 pm when he called today I had already gone 7 times. He wants me to take 1/2 Immodium every morning to try to slow the diarrhea down. I told him 1 Immodium will stop my diarrhea, but can sometimes have rebound effects, so we will try 1/2 tab instead. Wants me to do some follow up blood tests to check my levels. And he is keeping me out of work for another week. So I am out until 8/26/11 at this point and that I am to call him during that week and let him know how I am feeling, and if more time off is needed he will give it to me. My GI is out untill 8-29-11 so I was glad to be able to talk to one of my docs again.
Can I say I sure do miss my constipation?!? All my tests point to no active Crohns, but this sure does feel like Crohns, cramps, diarrhea, yuck gut, you name it. But....I did hear my family doc say something about some inflammation. So its possible that is whats going on. I just hate that when you feel this bad, then they try to say its not Crohns. I would bet my bottom dollar its my Crohns. It sure and the heck isn't IBS. Although I do have that also, it never lasts more than 3-4 days. This has been going on over a month.
So thats the latest on me. I sure hope I get feeling better soon, this is getting really old. Hugs all!