Thank God we have the ability to easily research our symptoms online and find out what might be/most likely is going on. Good for you, Rosemary!
I'm currently trying to help my stepdaughter diagnose what's wrong with her. She has had chronic yeast infections since October, takes Monistat, and it comes right back. She has developed anxiety, depression, brain fog, GI upset, and lack of appetite, and all the doctors have done is tell her that it's in her head and prescribe her antidepressants and Xanax. They're treating the symptoms, not the cause!
My online research shows that she most likely has Candida yeast overgrowth, so she is going to start a Candida cleanse and detox diet (basically no sugar) today. She has been to more doctors than I can count, but none of them have suggested this. It's so frustrating!
I pray that the surgeon you see on Monday orders a standing CT scan, finds the hernia, and fixes it!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.I'm not a doctor, but I've been told that I look like someone who plays one on TV!