Rant: I go to the rheumatologist today and he is a total creep. He says that UC might be caused by an infection or environmental factors, and I don't have arthritis unless my joints are major swollen for several days. He went on to say that I "just have joint pain" and if I do have the spondylitis or whatever in my back, Remicade is how they treat it and I am already on Remicade. He says that I am exhausted not b/c of my chronic inflammation but b/c I must not be entering the fourth stage of sleep each night and he wants me to take Ambien. I can barely stay awake until 9 each night and now he wants me to take something that makes me sleep. Grr... What a waste of my time. He was the crustiest funkiest doc I've visited in a long time!!
So my question - my lower abdomen is hurting really badly tonight, almost like it's my bladder area. It hurts to walk and it hurts when I suck my stomach in (I know, don't suck in my stomach.) In the past I've had pain around this area when having a BM during a flare. I also know that I have a kidney stone in one of my kidneys but it's been staying put and I think that pain starts in your upper abdomen. Any ideas? I don't want to visit the ER on a Friday night if I don't have to but the pain is persistent and bad.
34 year old female, Diagnosed 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!