| | Can this really be IBS
Hi everyone - this seems like a great board - lots of informed and helpful people....so thanks in advance if anyone can help.
I have been seeing a GI who has made a diagnosis of IBS and wanted me to take Elavil to help with the symptoms. I have chronic diarrhea, RLQ pain (constant, no cramps), intermittent fever, weight loss and GI bleeding - I was in hospital last month because my Hgb dropped from 13.5 to 10.2 in one go. At first he thought this was IBD but despite an extensive work up he can't find any clear evidence for this - the only significant finding was a thickening of the wall in the terminal ileum but biopsies from colonoscopy last month were normal.
If this is IBS (??) I intend to use homeopathy - does anyone have a good recommendation in San Francisco?