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This began about 5 weeks ago, and it has only been through using Google that I now realise what's happening, but have no idea why.
It took a while for any tests to be done, no fault of my own!
2 stool tests were normal
A blood test take last week was normal.
I've had constant chronic diarrhoea for just over 5 weeks. No matter what I eat, shortly after, I'm off to the bathroom and I can be up and down the stairs at least 5/6 times within an hour.
This is not happening just once a day either.
I'm losing weight of course.
I've had to push to get an appointment at the hospital, I'm being fast tracked I hope.
Unfortunately, the criteria is, you have to have constant diarrhoea for 6 weeks plus!
I feel well in myself, apart from stomach cramps.
Eating is the problem.
Does anyone have or had similar please?
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The results of the biopsy I had done a couple weeks ago, showed I have Lymphocytic colitis. I'm due for another scan at some stage. My consultant I think had a meeting today to discuss my health issue, she will get back to me on this.
I have to say, I don't experience pain at all, only a rumbling tummy and also pretty thirsty.
My consultant contacted my Dr yesterday and I have been prescribed Budesonide, it's a steroid apparently quite expensive. I was asked not to lose any lol @ £1 per capsule.
I have to start with 3 a day for 3 weeks, then 2 a day for 3 weeks, ending with 1 daily for 3 weeks and then I have to stop taking them.
I don't know a lot about this steroid, but I shall read up. I believe there is a cheaper one, sorry, I can't remember the name, begins with a P, apparently it doesn't work quite so well.
I'll start my medication this afternoon, given I've only now got it.
I'll see how it goes.
I went to my Dr about my health issue during the first week of March and it seems you have to have chronic diarrhoea for 6 weeks or more before any investigation is done. It seems a very long wait, actually it was a very long wait!!