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Hello, i am 26 female. Last year August I started suffering with dihorrea, tummy bloating and garggling. Naturally like all people I put it down to a tummy bug or something I eat. As since birth I have suffered with constipation. After three weeks it wasn't letting up so I decided a trip to the GP. GP thought I had a gastric infection, I was sent for a stool sample and just a basic blood routine check. It came back clear, I was upset cause I was still suffering but they said there's nothing wrong. In The October I started getting awful indigestion to the point I couldn't breathe, bloating and serve constipation with mucus and puss in my stools. So I went back to the GP was told it could be IBS but gave me nothing to help. I decided to change GP as I felt they didn't care, I went to my new GP which they prescribed Laxido and mebeverine. It helped but the bloating and pain in my tummy was bad, then the meds stopped working. I was really poorly by January this year, the nurse saw me at the GP and said I think it's IBS. I explained to her I feel thinner like I'm loosing weight but how if im not going to the toilet but eating regularly? She said probably nothing but I will weigh you, to her borrow I had lost 6lbs in 6 weeks. Gave me some supposidries if I was still expirencing problems you must come back in two weeks as I feel you would then need a colonoscopy. Things got worse but the supposidries at least eased the issues, I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant I was so happy as my partner and I had been trying. But the constipation got so bad nothing was working, and due to being pregnant I was not to have a colonoscopy. My small intestines and colon was swollen on examination, so was given a different type of supposidries she believed has impaction of the bowel. I finally did one of the new supposidries and then began to have a tiny tiny show of blood. I knew instantly the baby was lost, I'd had an emergency scan two weeks prior at 8 weeks to confirm baby was alive and well & the heart beat was great.
We rushed to the hospital, had a scan at EPU to find baby's heart had indeed stopped. We then were told to go back downstairs to a&e to sort the next issue out my colon. To which the doctor said I can't do anything from an a&he plint view go back to your GP. I was so fed up!!!! I'd been suffering for so long lost my baby and still no one could help or look into much needed question why? & what is wrong?
I went back to the GP this time my partner came to make sure I got a referral and not be pushed about, to her reluctance she has referred me to the gastric team at our local hospital. It's taken then 4 weeks to get an appointment and I still have to wait another month again to be seen. Since losing the baby, my tummy gone back to the first issues I had. Constant going to the toilet, I'm eating well but losing 2lbs a week. I am not 7 stone 2, I get tummy cramps and bad indigestion. Some people I know personally who are related to doctors all said I think you have Crohn's disease.
I am just wondering, could it be Crohn's that I am having? It's been hell I feel like I am dying wasting away. Can't stop crying & the last few days I felt weak & so sleepy I just don't feel well at all.
Has anyone suffered with similar issues? And does it sound like I have Crohns?
Thank you so much for reading my story, sorry it's been a long one!
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