Monday, March 14, 2011

Paging Dr. Google...

So, I'm still having pain. And it's from one of a few things...

Crohn's....
Endometriosis...
A random stomach bug...
A ruptured ovarian cyst...

Most likely it's door #1...the Crohn's...but now I'm second guessing EVERYTHING. After getting some information on Endo, I'm about 95% that I have it and that it's contributing to my stomach issues. Makes a lot of sense actually. I did some googling on a link between Crohn's and Endo and I found some pretty interesting information.

The good news is that I was able to change GI doctors. But I can't see him until April. Still trying to get an "emergency" appt with someone in the practice this week. I'm not going to wait WEEKS to get on Crohn's medication. I'm just tired of feeling sick all the time.

I think I'm going to make an appt to meet with the RE too. I realized today that I haven't seen the actual Dr in almost a year. I want to talk with him about my next steps and possibly doing a larascopy...

I felt like total crap today. My stomach is still very uncomfortable and now I have a nasty head cold. Lovely.

Right now I'm couching it, with hot tea in hand and waiting for The Bachelor. Thank God for DVR though. I might be in bed long before it's over. Go team Emily! :)

4 comments:

Amanda said...

The Bachelor cures all :)

But seriously, I really hope you get some answers soon...

Jenny said...

Endo is EVIL...and while I don't wish it on anyone, I do hope that if you have it you find out soon. Living in pain (especially when you can't SEE the source) is terrible and I completely understand how you feel.

I'm searching around for reliable sources of information for you and will post them asap.

in the meantime take it easy...heat is always good for pain relief (hot water bottle, heating pad, bath, tube sock filled with rice and heated in the microwave, whatever works)

Jenny said...

one thing I've found was this
"Sometimes the gynaecologist will refer the woman to a bowel specialist if he or she is not sure whether the bowel symptoms are due to endometriosis or another cause. Occasionally, the gynaecologist may refer the woman to a bowel specialist for a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is an examination of the inside of the bowel with a telescope-like instrument. In most women with endometriosis, the colonoscopy will be normal because endometrial implants and nodules rarely penetrate through the wall of the bowel wall so they are not visible during a colonoscopy." source: http://endometriosis.org/resources/articles/bowel-symptoms/
I remember in an earlier post you said they originally told you that it didn't look like crohn's after the colonoscopy and then suddenly they call you and said it is??? I find that odd to say the lesast...not that I don't think you have crohn's but just wondering how they didn't see it right away...
I'll keep looking for ya....
As for the ruptured cyst...that may or may be possible (and it may have been an endo cyst not just a regular corpus luteum cyst)...I had one leak and was vomiting for hours on end....

cgd said...

I hope you feel better soon!!
Curious about the links you found with endo? I have endo but was never talked to about possible GI complications.
I hope you dvr was healing!!!
P.S. Emily kind of annoyed me in the after the rose special