yeah, that would shake my confidence!!!! My old primary Dr. told me that my UC was from eating Wow potato chips w/olestra in them, I could not possibly have UC even though my mother did....I am so glad I do not have her any more and in my journey w/my cankles over the past 7 years, I had been told that I was basically an idiot by Dr's., one took one look at my shoes (yeah they were a little to fancy and high heeled that day, most days I wear flat comfy shoes) but was like it's your shoes that are causing it and treated me as though I was a dumb blond wasting his time and really made me second guess myself and feel stupid about seeking treatment and hesitate to keep on searching.
You will find it, just hope it doesn't take too much longer and you are able to start adressing it soon!
One more thought, since you got these symptoms was it before or after taking any medications? If it started after starting certain meds (6 mos to a year) I would take a look at the side effects, not just the major side effects but all of them for instance I got kidney disease from sulfasalazine (it says Nephrotic Syndrome or Kidney Disease as a side effect). Now I did not associate my swollen ankles w/kidney disease or know what the heck Nephrotic Syndrome was, but in retrospect (easy now eh!) if I had researched every side effect listed for Sulfasalzine with edema I would have found it. I had just tried to make the sulfa - edema connection, but it's not listed like that.
Anyhow, I am not sure if that is helpful at all, I just hope I can help someone not go through what I did.
I wish there was a database of side effects where you could just type in your symptom and your meds.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.