IBS vs Autoimmune

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AndLo
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   Posted 10/22/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello-

Long story short, I have been told by my rheumatologist I have autoimmune hepatitis and need to see a specialist. She says it's due to my ANA, Actin sm igg, and crp being high.

The reason I'm posting on this forum is I have had diarrhea every day for over 3 months. Bloating. Minimal appetite. Some swelling in hands and feet. Tingling and feet and hands falling asleep for like 10 months.

Any ideas on what is going on??? I feel like I have the flu everyday with all the joint pain and back pain.....


AndLo

iPoop
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   Posted 10/24/2017 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you have any blood within your bowel movements? If you did then I'd explore the possibility of an autoimmune Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) like UC/Crohn's. If you lack any blood then it is most likely an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

How's your blood sugar levels? Diabetics can have tingling hands/feet. Sometimes we can get a peripheral neuropathy...
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John
, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasa

iPoop, uPoop, weAllPoop too urgently and frequently for UC.

cyclinglady
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   Posted 10/24/2017 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Consider getting tested for celiac disease as well. Just a simple blood panel. You can have more than one AI issue. Tingling (neuropathy) is common among celiacs, along with diarrhea and bloating.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

AndLo
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   Posted 10/24/2017 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the replies. No poop studies. I'm sure once I see the specialist for the autoimmune she will order some. I'm wondering if I need a colonoscopy. My grandmother died from colon cancer.....

I've had my hgbA1c checked multiple times and I'm not diabetic. I guess I'll have to wait and see until my appt. I'm just over it 😣

iPoop
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   Posted 10/24/2017 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd definitely explore the celiac suggestion, a good thought!
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John
, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasa

iPoop, uPoop, weAllPoop too urgently and frequently for UC.

Hoshie
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   Posted 10/26/2017 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Have them check your cortisol/adrenal function as well, as this can cause a number of your symptoms.
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