I’ve had IBS for a long time now, but yesterday after my worst flare ever (complete with profuse sweating, nausea, and feeling faint—all new for me) plus several hours of bowel movements of mostly just blood, I ended up in the ER overnight and was diagnosed with colitis. The doctor put me on Augmentin 875 mg, and I’ve been instructed to follow up with my gastroenterologist this week.
I have fibromyalgia as well, and I think this has kicked it up a notch.
I was feeling slightly better this afternoon, and the bloody bowel movements had slowed down, but now I’ve had 3 in 45 minutes. I feel so gross. I’m so scared.
My gut is making noises and I just want to sleep, but I’m just getting more and more distressed. I can handle the pain to some extent, but the blood and all the wiping just disgust me. I guess the gastroenterologist will be able to decide if this will be chronic or a one-off, but as someone who already has chronic illness, I’m so sad and just absolutely terrified.
I’m glad I stumbled upon this forum. I’m going to need y’all 🙂