Oh good gravy! Nothing too exciting to report here...what a weird bedside manner my GI has! He's not mean or degrading or deranged, just awkward. He doesn't look me in the eye, just down at his notes. I feel pretty uncomfortable around him. I don't have a lot of choice up here, though. Anyway, he wants do a CBC, CMP, thyroid panel, and liver panel and then review all my Mayo results before another visit. Told me to stick with Imodium and Tylenol for now.
He's kind of contradicting himself all the time. During my first visit with him he told me that bleeding and nocturnal diarrhea are not typical of IBS. During yesterday's visit he said that skin tags could bleed and that it's not concerning and also that nocturnal diarrhea can occur with IBS. He has no idea what the fevers are from but I know he won't address them unless I show an elevated white count. Otherwise it's Tylenol and Imodium for life!
I did ask about IBD treatment and he sort of hemmed and hawed. "Well, it's probably not inflammatory bowel disease, and I don't want to put you on steroids [good grief, who in their right mind would choose that devil treatment if it wasn't absolutely necessary anyway?!], but let's see what your bloodwork shows," etc.
He did give me a script for Zofran, though, without asking any questions. I love that stuff when I'm feeling pukey!