So from everything I been reading on this group, I decided I need to be more proactive. I was diagnosed through a CT scan in the ER. At the time I was told I had an inflammation probably diverticulitis, although I was not having stomach pain only flank and back pain. The ER doctor stated it was probably because it ran close to my kidney area. He put me on Flagyl and another antibiotic for a slight UTI and referred me to a general surgeon. The Flagyl reacted badly on me. Severe acid reflux and just made me feel terrible. Ended up back in the ER to get Flagyl changed (my pcp was out of town and my appointment for surgeon was 3 days away). This ER doctor said my CT scan was normal and just to stop the Flagyl, which I gladly did. Decided to keep my appointment with the surgeon and got a copy of my CT report to take with me. (I always try to get copies of to take to the doctor because too many times it was never received) To my surprise, my CT was not normal, it showed mild mesenteric panniculitis. So far not one doctor has mentioned that my CT showed this. The surgeon sent me for an Upper GI and an esophageal manometry study and now wants me to go for a small bowel series. So after reading most of your post, still working my way through them. I have made an appointment with a gastroenterologist near me who treats MP. Can you please help me in determining what questions I should me asking when I go for my appointment? Fortunately, my case is mild and seem to only experience bloating with a feeling like something is there by my epigastric area. I also experience occasional mild nausea. I have had this for years and have had endoscopies which showed irritation. I have been on Nexium for this. I had my gall bladder taken out laparoscopy in 2015. I am beginning to think that all these symptoms are related to the MP. My one concern is that the treatment is steroids and I can not take steroids without it causing me to have avascular necrosis. (I already have it in 5 joints) I do end up having to take it if my asthma is bad, which I try to keep in control unless I get an upper respiratory illness and my doctor works with me on keeping me on the lowest dose possible and for the shortest time possible. Other then that I avoid taking steroids under the advice of my AVN doctors. I see some people take non-steroids inflammatories like Meloxicam. I was wondering what other types of medications anyone has taken and any side effects they had with them. I know knowledge is important when dealing with a rare disease, any disease really, so I am trying to learn as much as I can.