The one time I took metronidazole (Flagyl), I resolved never to take it again it was that grim. I got green vile-smelling stools and felt even more sick/ill with it than without it - horrible stuff.
In my experience docs/nurses don't take any notice of low-grade fevers - anything under 38C (100.4F) is considered low-grade. When I had my last vedo infusion, my first temp taken was 37.4C (99.3F), which was in the early afternoon and before I had had anything to eat that day. Seemed a tad high to me, but knew it wasn't even worth mentioning and so didn't.
They'd take in kids with ear infections, drunk guy that was puking in the waiting room, and just let me sit there for 5 hours in the waiting room because I was obviously just faking. Even though I'd be doubled over in pain and throwing up and having accident after accident on myself. They also let me walk out of the ER when I had pancreatitis, because I just couldn't wait anymore in that kind of pain and fainted on the side walk. They ran out and started hitting me where my pancreas/lower chest area was because they thought I was faking it! shocked The last time I was hospitalized they also refused to give me meds in my IV. Only oral, even though I said it won't help I won't be able to keep them down and they don't work as well that way.
What the actual f?
American hospitals are so weird. I've never been disbelieved like this when I've been to A&E (Accident & Emergency). In fact one time a nurse got me some oramorph when I was in the waiting room with my parents. I'm not saying I was treated like royalty, but I was treated with basic respect and not like I was the dregs of society for having the temerity to be in severe pain.
Unless you were going literally every week I don't see how anyone could seriously think you were a drug seeker. I presume, like me, you were only going when things got really bad, like once every few months (or weeks). A drug addict needs a fix every single day, not once every few months. Just baffling why they wouldn't give you the benefit of the doubt, especially with a Crohn's diagnosis.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)