I am having a bad flare of UC (says the colonoscopy done last week) with IBS and some funky virus (for the last 4 weeks fever spiking to 104 several times per day, joint pain, unquenchable thirst, no appetite, nausea, extreme bloating, constipation.....some of these symptoms seem to be IBS and others ??????) that has yet to be DXed. UC was in remission for 5 years after a stint on Methatrexate. Now on Rowasa enemas for 2 months, Prevacid that caused esophageal strictures and started prednisone 20 mg/day two days ago.
Anyone have any insight on mystery "virus" symptoms? Anyone have active UC with no blood or ability to have unassisted by laxative bowel movements?
I am new to the chat room, have had the condtion for 24 years but everything I have ever experienced before has been turned upside down in the last month.