So, I've had a bad bout with colitis for 2 years and they finally took out the insulting part of my colon. about 24-48 hours post surgery, the night sweats started and have continued now for two weeks. I was seeing a rheumatologist who told me I had mixed connective tissue disease, at the time I had a lot of joint pain and fatigue but the plaquenil really aggravated the colitis so I had to quit taking it. But, the joint pain and fatigue went away, thank goodness. But the colitis was horrible.
But now, since the surgery, IT"S BACK........ It's funny. I also think it's why I am having night sweats. I also had a problem with asthma post surgery and found that when I used my inhaler, I felt better probably b/c of the prednisone.
Anyway, has anyone else had problems like this post surgery? Do your symptoms appear and disappear? I will talk to my docs and see if I can tolerate plaquenil now.
I personally think the inflammation in my colon was somehow related to this auto immune stuff because they both appeared at the same time.
I am thinking of getting another rheumy b/c my PCP said the rheumy did not work up my positive ANA. All he tested me for was sjogren's-:)
I would appreciate any comments about my situation. Thanks in advance-:)
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, hopefully in remission
joint pain, fatigue, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, prometrium, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, Vit D,
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA