With all that stress, sugar cravings are normal I would think.
Don't worry about
The canker sores could be related to either stress or to an allergy or to food/acid/sugar, or to an IBD.
It's great your bacteria tests came back normal.
The only way you'll find out is through the c-scope....and make sure it's that and not just a sig-scope to have the doc say all is well.
Hopefully, the GI will be doing lots of biopsies to make sure all is clear of precancer, etc.
Now, in the meantime, you could start a fibre supplement and add a probiotic to your daily intake.
How are you eating otherwise?
Are you consuming any artificial sweeteners.....gum included?
The waiting game is the hardest! Hang tough,
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!