I am known to have an auto immune disorder, but Rheumy hasn't figured out exactly which one yet. In the last year or so, i started with stomach issues as well. I get terrible, and i mean terrible labor like pains. When i get those i normally have to use the bathroom. I seem to be constipated for a few days or not have a BM, but do not get the stomach pains until it's time to go. I usually have a harder BM, then it's followed by diarrhea. Then it follows with days of diarrhea. Normally i can't eat without having to go very shortly after. sometimes i'm not even done eating and i have to go. And it's normally explosive diarrhea. The other day after eating at a restaraunt, my husband had to pull over so i could go into a store and go. I knew i wouldn't make it home. Sometimes, not always, i even get nauseated and feel like throwing up although i never actually have. It's normally always worse around my period. Right now i'm in the constipated part. Have had some of the pains today with harder BM's but i know the diarrhea will follow in the next day or two. Does this sound like UC or Chrohns?? Oh, i also get mucous in my stools. Thanks for any input. I plan on talking with my doc about it next time i go.
Thanks for your reply. I am not a smoker, nor have i ever been. And my current meds include Methotrexate, folic acid, Humira, vitamin D and hydrocodone as needed. My Dr. has seemed to write it off to meds, but i had some issues before i even started meds. Now i do know some of these meds are used to treat IBD. I thought it was getting better after i started Humira, but now i'm not sure if any of these meds are helping any of my symptoms anymore. I do know i have inflammation in about every other part of my body, so why not here right? lol I hope not, but i need to find what the problem is because it sucks!
I just recently started a food journal to see if anything is making it worse. I do not drink alcohol, do not drink coffee. I drink some soda but not excessive amounts. I normally drink more water than anything. I do love spicy food and i know that's a no no with IBD.