So, I decided to just copy this from my other post "New to the Forum" to get opinions from others...
Well, turns out that my biopsies were only taken from my colon and not my TI, as previously thought... and those came back normal. I go back to my GI Friday morning to try and get this all figured out. I'm just SO frustrated. He prescribed Dicyclomine to try and help with whatever... that's a medicine used for IBS, isn't it? He said he just isn't sure what's going on yet. My guess is that it has something to do with my small intestine. If my colon looks fine... then, something must be up in the small intestine... right? I know this can't be IBS because I'm having bleeding with pretty much every bowel movement. It's mostly only mucus coming out now... but, it's got blood in it every time. And, might be getting to be too much info, but, has anyone experienced a fishy odor with mucus or BMs???? I didn't think I have an infection (mostly because Flagyl did not do anything for me), but I've heard that it COULD be indicative of an infection. I'm not jumping to conclusions, though. Going along the lines of the bleeding... I don't have any fissures or hemorrhoids (external or internal) - so, that isn't causing the bleeding.
When I talked to his clinical assistant on Friday and was told that everything was normal from the colonoscopy, I felt defeated and cried for a good couple of hours. This is exhausting - I thought for sure, I went through that stupid prep for an answer... lone-behold: nothing. I was doing some research... as all of us probably have at some point in time and, of course, I am taking things at face value and not looking further into them or self-diagnosing. But, I wanted to see what other options or forms of CD there are. Has anybody had experience with CD in just the jejunum? It seems to be the least common form... but, as of now, I think it may be the only explanation for the constant D, feeling sick, an un-explainable fever, nausea, bloody-mucus, etc. etc.
@HabsHockeyFan: Student health on campus prescribed me this cream for the rash. She said she doesn't think it's connected, but wanted to try and help me out in any way she possibly can. I have seen a slight diminish, after a week, in the appearance/redness... but, it's burning more and more and still showing up on other parts of my arms. Not sure what to think. The cream is called: Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Diproprionate and I use it 2x/day for 2 weeks. It is a corticosteroid and an anti-fungal. I'm still gonna give it a 'go' for the next week...but, I think it's just taking the edge off... minus the fact that the burning is worse :/ Have you had anything that has helped?