Re: Question for fellow IBSers and anyone who can help
Thank you Gosi--
You have been very helpful!! I have felt concerned after I noticed such a dramatic improvement after prednisone use and such a dramatic worsening in my constipation after it stopped. I tested positive 3/3 samples on a fecal occult test which is why I continued with a colonoscopy. They removed one polyp and my GP said that was probably why I was bleeding however I have continued to have blood in my stool, on my toilet paper, underwear, and just blood in the toilet so I don't know how confident I feel that my bleeding has been taken care of. I am constipated always despite fiber therapy, exercise, water, etc... you name it I've tried it and it doesn't help. I had no improvement whatsoever on Zelnorm either. My bowel flares have become worse every time I have them, my last one however was better than usual as I started using Bentyl at the first stomach cramping (which is kind of the beginning of my flare activity). Before this most recent one, my last was in May. After I had my second baby 18 months ago, they were occuring about every three weeks. I have joint pain, muscle aches, mouth, nose sores, and a host of other symptoms and have been diagnosed with lupus by my GP and am waiting for an appt with a rheumatologist. I'll ask for this rheumatologist's opinion and if they can't give me any answers, I think I'm definetely going to get an appointment with a GI specialist even if it just puts my mind at ease. Thank you for your expertise!! You have been so helpful! Hope you're doing well, best wishes your way!