I would definitely call the GI doc's office tomorrow and see where they are at in getting you an appt. I have had several GI bleeds and can tell you it is not something you want to put off. The first bleed was a result of taking too many advil/ibuprofen because of massive joint pain, I had not been diagnosed with Lupus at the time and didn't know why I was hurting so badly. The doctors really didn't believe me when I told them I was having serious abdominal pains, but finally did an exploratory laperscopic surgery. Two days later I was bleeding rectally, massive bleeding. I called the doctor and she kind of blew it off, so I went to work and a couple of hours later I told my husband (we owned our own business) I think I need to go to the hospital. I drove myself to the hospital and when they drew my blood it came back that I had lost 1/2 the blood in my body! Needless to say they called my doc and she took me serious at that point, they put me in ICU immediately and I had to have a blood transfusion. It's a LONG story, but it took them 2 months to figure out what was going on and another massive bleed, but after them finally
opening me up from my bellybutton down and going through my entire intestines they found about
9 inches of my small intestines had ulcerated. For some odd reason it was not showing up on any of the scans or nucelar med tests they ran. They byopsied it and said it was from all the advil/ibuprofen I had been taken.
PLEASE call the doctor and have them check your blood counts!
Lupus - 1997 Fibro - 2001 Sjorens - 2007 Raynauds - 2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis