I have many fevers with or without flaring. how high of a fever? Yes, there are viruses out there that knock people off their feet for a day or two with a fever and then they're fine.
I wouldn't think IBS would cause a fever since it isn't immune related.
Regarding your butt issues and a possible virus...or bacteria...yes. But, always best to use the meds if you do well on them. It's a juggling process up and down sometimes, but a good pay-off.
If it is an invader...you definitely should be on probiotics and fibre supplements.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!