I usually post on the Arthritis section but I think I need some help and advice from you all. I've not been officially diagnosed with Crohn's. The doctor suspects I have it. I just have to set up the tests. Irritable bowel with diarhhea is always with me. I have started back to school this week. I'm not a teacher of students. I teach the teachers and take care of testing, at-risk programs, pull-out groups, and thing like that. It's a fun and interesting part of education. The good news is that I am not stuck in a classroom all day. The bad news is the way my body is reacting. Daily, I am having between 6 and 1- or 12 BMs a day. They start out soft and become very runny by the end of the day. The pain, cramping, and even nausea is getting so much worse. I take Immodium, Gas X, just OTC stuff but I became so incredibly sick early today at school that I also went out of my mind!!! The pain was so bad, the nausea was severe, ad finally going to the bathroom took everything out of me. I was literally exhausted whe that whole ordeal was over!!!
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Does anyone has any suggestions as to what I should do next? What direction, doctor next? I was in the ER last month and had a CT scan that showed a hiatal hernia and a spot on my right breast. I have been okayas long as it was jus the diarrhea. It wasn't pleasant but it really wasn'tpainful either. These other thigs are painful and are becoming motr painful. For me, school is just now starting and I don't want to br off work just yet. Any thoughts o what I need to do? Anything that made it good for you/ My next Remicade infusion is August 29th.
Thanks so much!!!
Current DX: psoriatic arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis/fibromyalgia, CD, carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, high blood pressure
Current meds: Remicade 400 mg. every 5-6 weeks, methotrexate 15 mg., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid,
flexeril, topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft, and now nitroglycerine
Previous meds: Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx