Diagnosed with Scleroderma December of 2016
After one year of many doctors began treatments lost 70 lbs in less than one year unexplained
Since treatment began lost another 80 lbs
Was accepted at Mayo in Scottsdale June 28, 2017
Weight was 127
Gained 20 lbs with TPN and IVIG TREATMENTS
PROBLEM is severe Diarrhea
Have 2 good days and 4- to 5 bad days losing 10 or more lbs
GI team prescribed DIPHENOXYLATE- ATROPINE to replace IMODIUM
during that time I’ve consistently had Diarrhea everyday but one when I had horrible constipation
I’m scheduled for Surgery Monday am to install an IMPLANTABLE VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICE ( IVAD )
Can anyone advise how to stop the Diarrhea?
Should I cancel the surgery till feeding better?