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05-17-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Doctor Visit

I had my GI doc appointment today. Was hoping he would say everything was fine and dandy. Everything is in a sense but my bowels are very far from normal. I'll have about a week of not much going through me. Then I'll have a day or 2 of lots of diarrhea. What my doc decided to do was stool tests every 2-3 months. Also told me to cut back on Miralax in case that's the problem. I had been having problems with constipation. He's scared that my crohns will flare up very suddenly cause of what happened before. And colonoscopy and endoscopy in 6-9 months. I'm going to meet an IBD team in August. Sick of doctors and tests. Is my doc being overly worried? I do really appreciate my doc. I guess I don't take Crohn's very seriously. I get tired of not knowing and waiting.
05-17-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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Welcome. Can I ask what medicines you are on? Maybe he hasn't found the right mixture of medicines yet. Please let us know how you are.
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05-17-2017, 05:29 PM   #3
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He thought of putting me on some medication but then didn't cause he's not sure if it is Crohn's flaring up. All the test results were normal. I hadn't been feeling well this winter. 2 months later I was having surgery for a perforated bowel. I've been feeling excellent.
05-17-2017, 05:34 PM   #4
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Sometimes, not being on medication, can cause the Crohn's disease to worsen.

05-17-2017, 05:59 PM   #5
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Hi Katie,

I'm around if you need to vent or just talk about things. Give me a pm if you like. I have been down the long road of frustration with medical problems as well.

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