Lupus Mixed CTD, night sweats post surgery

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jeanneac
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   Posted 11/19/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Positive A

rhondamac
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   Posted 2/18/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I can relate your question. I had a host of problems years ago. I had surgery last October and since then all of those symptoms have returned and they are much worse now than before. I do think that surgery brought my issues back. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon!

Bsime
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Jean,
 
The trauma of surgery might have triggered a flare, that is not uncommon.  Talk to your doctor about getting it under control again.
 
MCTD can affect almost any part of your body including your GI tract.  My case hit me from top to bottom and I still have issues after 5 years in remission.
 
Bill

jeanneac
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   Posted 2/21/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I am back on plaquenil and hoping for the best.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, IBS, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission
inflammator arthritis, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, pexeva (paxil), synthroid, cozar, advair, plaquenil, prednisone sometimes
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern
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