Thanks for the response notsosicklygirl
I believe my mother and I figured out the problem. My puppy was diagnosed with a parasite, Giardia. Her vet specifically warned that people with autoimmune problems like us are more prone to have the parasite transmitted to them.
sure enough, i had cleaned up her accidents in our house before we knew it was a parasite and before we knew it was transmittable. i ran through the symptoms and it seems like that has to be it.
call to my GI will happen tomorrow and will likely do a stool sample. i'm just really bummed out because this will likely force me to push back my infusion of entyvio.
Diagnosed: August 2016
Current Status: Flare since 11/2016
Currently Taking: Entyvio
Past Meds: Lialda, Prednisone, Humira, Azathioprine