Okay, so lupus brings on a myriad of gastrointestinal problems, but so does fibromyalgia and I have that too, and hypothyroidism and you guessed it, I have that as well. So, my I am navigating being sick as it comes. Let me tell you, it is difficult when you don't know what the hell is wrong with you and what illness is causing it and neither does your doctor. It makes me want to scream!
The worst thing is the chronic constipation. This last run lasted 5 weeks. That is right folks, 5 weeks without going to the bathroom for number 2. I was taking all the meds the doctor had given me from the previous time, along with fiber and water and nothing until today. It was only a few rocks but I felt a little better. At least it wasn't like the last time I had a dry spell; after 4 weeks of constipation I then got severe diarrhea and cramps.
Well, I am going to take today as a small victory but I have to see the gastroenterologist although I dread it. I find it hard to find the energy to get up and take a shower, forget about actually getting to my appointment and waiting for hours to see another doctor without answers. It gets to be depressing and demoralizing when doctors don't or can't help, but I know I can't give up.