I'm glad to hear the tests are negative, but sad at the same time....it's much easier to deal with those than a chronic illness.
"GI" is short for gastroenterologist, which is a doctor of the digestive system basically. It's the doctor that takes care of Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and other diseases that cause problems in your intestines. Some blood tests can show if there's inflammation or if your immune system is off so hopefully your PCP (primary care physician, or regular doctor) is checking for things like that. Since results are negative for the bacterias and viruses you mentioned, then he might want to refer you to a GI. Ask him who he thinks a good doctor is, but I would also go in prepared. Ask around a bit if people know of a good GI. You don't have to explain why, just say your stomach has been upset and your dr might refer you to one. Also check out RateMDs.com. It's not a huge database, but it can help if a dr isn't very good. Or just Google the names you're referred to and see what comes up.
As for period cramps, I'm so sorry. :( I get them, too, and usually just have to tough it out. With CD, many of us have developed a fairly high pain tolerance the hard way....I would call your dr and see if there's anything he'd be ok with you taking.
Keep us posted!
CD 2010, Fistula, Pancreatitis
Prednisone, Imuran, Asacol, and Remicade
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33