If you are having trouble digesting food, I found this out because I'm having it and thought it was a gi infection or flu for a long time but my doc says that sometimes with sjogrens and I suspect lupus that the pancreas doesn't work well at producing enzymes to digest food so you get diarrhea and he said at the healthfood store there is over the counter pancrease, a pancreatic enzyme supplement to help with food digestion. Also, I recently got a script for dicyclomine (bentyl) for ibs spasms and I forgot how well that really works for pain and the diarrhea attacks. then I take diarrhea med too and maalox for the stomach and acid. An old work friend who was retiring said at his age he didn't really care that much about money, he just wish he could take a normal crap. I thought it was so funny, but now I'm getting payback. "Go ahead and laugh," he say. "Just wait, you'll be old someday." He was a great guy. Oh, and the hydrocodone works good because it constipates you and takes away the pain. I hope that you can get a good mix of stuff so you can get through this and still live your life. (((hugs))) from a fellow sufferer and also my mom had a horrible flu like bug like this we are having and she said nothing took it away but prednisone and she had some asthma type lung involvement with it and I believe a bit of a rash. It was a weird problem. Also, be careful about the Hormel chili recalls. Let me know if you need info, because its not just in hormel chili but other stuff. Remember to drink your gatorade or something and to rest. I will be praying you feel better soon.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments