Hi there, I thought I would join your community to see if anyone could advise/help me please?
Please can anyone tell me if there are any other ways besides a colonoscopy to dx crohns disease please? Ive been so sick for the last 2 years and have lost half of my body weight in a 14 month period, my body is not absorbing nutrients and im deficient in the following;
My Gp thinks that this is all in my head and that Iv been dieting :( even though my daughter has a dx of crohns and is exactly like me with her symptoms. Colonoscopy doesnt show anything, yet the stuff you drink to have an mri only took 10 minutes to reach my terminal ileum and they found thickiening in the wall of my sigmoid colon.
The GI dr said its IBS and basically go home and live with it.
My hairs falling out, I have blisters on my gums with a burning mouth, I also have a hiatus hernia. Atm I have pain around my navel with pain in my shoulder blade, its even made me throw up, Iv managed to have a few bowel movements so I dont think its a blockage, but the skin on my tummy seems to be pulled really tight around my navel and its actually protruding more than usual.
I have had these problems since a child worsening with age, please if anyone can advise me it will be so appreciated. I follow a low residue diet, take 80 mg Oxycontin am & pm after weaning myself of 42 tablets a day ( I felt like I was being poisoned & my whole body was bloated) I now use cannabis as my main medication and it relieves the awful burning in my tummy and rectum.
I usually catch every cold or bug, in previous years iv bn so ill after my flu jab, spending nearly 3 mnths with some cough or cold of some description, this year however, i decided against the jab and I have only had a couple of mild colds this winter. I wonder if it was the jab making me so sick, is this possible please?
Im on antibs for a recurrent urine infection also.
Has anyone got any ideas or info on what I may try or where I may find an understanding dr here in the UK
Sorry if its so jumbled but I really have a lot going on with me nd no help from my GP Im waiting a 2nd opinion.
Hope you peeps are having the best day you are able to :)
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