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#257137 - 08/27/13 06:11 PM anyone experiencing tummy issues?  
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hey people... im 27, female, have had as for a few years now, have a fused si joint.. many cases of uveitis in my right eye.. and now i have been having horrible tummy issues.. one time an endoscopy showed lacerations in my stomach linig.. anyone know why this is? maybe co auto immune colitis or chrons? stumped!

#257149 - 08/27/13 08:45 PM Re: anyone experiencing tummy issues? [Re: fightthruit]  
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Both Crohn's and colitis have characteristic findings from scopes. I think maybe you mean "ulcerations" not lacerations? What follow-up did you have to the scope? What type of "tummy issues" are you experiencing? Have you seen a GI doc for evaluation of your issues? That should be your next step. IBD is associated with SpA but to be diagnosed/treated you need to see a specialist. Good luck!


Jen, 42, happy partner of James and Moma to Evan, 14, & Lucy, 12.5 (Crohn's dx @ age 3; on Remicade since April 2010.) I take piroxicam, Flexeril, & Nucynta ER nightly. 3 anti-TNFs didn't pan out for me.

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#257239 - 08/29/13 02:54 AM Re: anyone experiencing tummy issues? [Re: fightthruit]  
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What did the physician who did your endoscopy say about the procedure's findings? How long have you been experiencing these symptoms, and is it the same as whatever caused you to have an endoscopy performed in the first place? I can't really make any (totally not professional) suggestions as to likely causes without more specific symptoms than "tummy issues" but I've had more than my fair share of tummy issues too. wink My GI diagnoses are irritable bowel syndrome (not to be confused with inflammatory bowel disease, the category under which Crohn's & ulcerative colitis fall) and a hiatal hernia which causes chronic acid reflux. After copious GI testing, there's currently no reason to believe that either diagnosis is tied to my arthritis, although the IBS does sometimes flare at the same time. I think it might be that both flare for the same reason - stress, sleep deprivation, etc. - and not because they're directly related.


Mary, 25, happily married pro photographer, momma to 2 great danes.
Dx: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Sjogren's, IBS, Hiatal Hernia, & possible Endometriosis.
Meds: Stelara, Methotrexate, Relafen, Omeprazole, Lyrica, Tizanidine, Voltaren Gel, Tramadol
#258772 - 09/29/13 07:36 AM Re: anyone experiencing tummy issues? [Re: fightthruit]  
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I was on methotrexate and stopped it because it made me so ill- didn't stop it soon enough to stop the damage it caused! I now take a 9 strain probiotic and digestive support daily to sort my tummy out. Though I dont seem to be suffering nearly as much as you are! Maybe give it a try??

#278825 - 08/25/17 01:54 PM Re: anyone experiencing tummy issues? [Re: fightthruit]  
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I was diagnosed with Crohn's after *sigh* very lengthy testing. It's worth getting tested for. Not fun to be diagnosed with a new disease but let me tell you- it's WAY easier to manage than AS in my experience. Just make a few adjustments. Also, have them look at the functionality of your gallbladder. Had to have mine removed because it completely shut down. It just felt like I wasn't digesting anything. Food would just sit there in my upper gut. On the plus side I've lost some body fat because I can't digest fatty foods anymore lol.

If I could recommend one thing- don't take NSAIDs. They suck.


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