Is it colitis or IBS?
Frustration, confusion and disappointment are what come to mind when I think about my illness; which seems to consume me at last four plus hours a day. I was a healthy; 34 yrs; F; 5’5; 170lbs. Suddenly severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high white blood cell count, low blood pressure & low temperature put me into the hospital months ago. CT scan showed colitis. Migraines/tension headaches began in hospital and I rarely have any relief from them; which were never present prior to sudden illness. 3 weeks later I had an allergic reaction with swollen eyes for five days, then torso rash sent me back to the ER. Culprit: Allergist states cockroaches. it was that tested positive. Severe joint pain; body aches; exhaustion; blurred vision; dizzy spells; toenails failing off.
Upper & lower scope show infections colitis on R large colon. 6 rounds of antibiotics; Zofran; Lortabs; Zanaflex; Align; Previcid (Gastritis-bacterial); Prednisone; too many to list. Diagnosed with stomach bug; food poising; stress; Infectious/Self-Limited Colitis; Ulcerative colitis to finally Irritable Bowel syndrome. One month ago my colitis came on strong with a vengeance (ER-CT Scan showed colitis); antibiotics and again two weeks later the allergic reaction. All Autoimmune test negative; gallbladder perfect; I am giving up hope on the medical community and my friends and family do not understand what it feels like to be scared of food. Please help.