I was the same way. 8 years ago I was told I had CD and put in the hospital after a scope. I then switched GI doctors and ever time
in the past 8 years that I have had problems, he has done a scope and found nothing wrong. Well finally I go into another flare the
first of May and he does a scope last month and FINALLY see's my CD. He pretty said that he believes I have both CD and IBS.
We know when I have problems and my joints don't flare up that its just IBS and 2 weeks of Cipro get me back on track.
But when I have problems and my joints flare up with pain that my CD is flared up. But like I said, I was the same way.
He told me he wasn't 100% sure I had CD. Ok well then why 8 years ago I was told I did have it and put in the hospital?
I was mad and confused and upset. It just didn't make sense.
Like the others said though, bloody diahrea in not symptoms of IBS. That is most likely CD.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
Meds I have tried: Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on: Prednisone
20mg tapering Back up to 30mg :-(
Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
Folic Acid 5mg once a week