Thanks for the response FlipFleury!
I have been very fortunate up until now and have "gone" the same time every day since I can remember. I have a great diet and eat plenty of fiber and yogurt. Food has never bothered me so I guess I feel very lucky, my husband on the other hand has bowel changes every time he eats certain food or is under stress. One thing I noticed in past few years is urgency to go, and I am fast, I get my business done quickly. I guess I am fortunate that way too and the only time I can remember having diarrhea is when I had the flu.
That is why all of this seems so strange, right now its not even the bowel issues that are bothering me, the fatigue and extreme pain in my bones and groin are making my quality of life terrible. I own a business and go to college 3/4 time, these "symptoms" have made it very difficult to get through a day.
My dr. has been very proactive and scheduled a colonoscopy right away which is for Monday, he also tested me for anemia, thyroid and vitamin levels. The only thing abnormal on those tests was the vitamin d deficiency, which can cause the pain but what made me deficient? I ride a motorcycle and spend plenty of time in the sun not to mention the diet I eat high in vitamin D. The strange thing is my calcium level was high/normal, I thought vitamin d helped absorb calcium so shouldn't that level be low? He wants to test my PTH next to see if this is a parathyroid issue. But that still doesn't explain the blood, UGH. Maybe I should ask those questions in a different area here
I can't imagine going through what you have and many of the people on this forum, I am frustrated and this has only been going on for 6 or 8 months.