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I’m not faking

I have been to many Dr. And have been told they can find nothing wrong or it all in my mind. My own husband has said I am faking even though he see me in pain and going to the restroom several times a day.

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  • irritablecomics
    2 years ago

    I had to seriously advocate for myself with doctors. At first I went to the urgent care after having the D for 2+ weeks. I saw a doctor in my PCPs practice, and she told me to come back when the D became chronic. I had already had it for 4 weeks at that point! I kept going back every 2-3 days as my symptoms just kept getting worse. Eventually, I got a referral to a GI, a colonoscopy, and a CD diagnosis.

    That was about 6 months ago, I am now getting biologic treatments after a short course of steroids, which seriously lowered my inflammation markers.

    My PCP praises me now for being such a strong advocate for myself.

    If you believe something is wrong with you, GO TO A GASTROENTEROLOGY SPECIALIST. You know your body better than anyone. Often times, insurance doesn’t even require a referral from your Primary Care Physician, you can schedule the appointment yourself. Schedule a colonoscopy, so they can take biopsies and have the lab look at it.

    Your health is so important, this is your one and only body. You deserve quality care, and a doctor who listens to you. If your current doctor isn’t listening, get a second, third, fourth opinion.

    There is help for you. Good luck until you get set up with the medical team that will help you find it!

    Columbus, Ohio

  • SusanHU
    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing Tee – this is something we hear from many of our community members but please know that we hear you and we believe you. We know that IBD is not all in your head.

    I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t felt supported in your marriage either. Unfortunately we hear that from others as well. Do you have other family members who have offered support or have you been able to share your thoughts/feelings with your husband?

    We’re here for you!

    – Susan ( Team Member)

  • Sharon7714
    2 years ago

    Hope everything is going well….
    My whole life since i was 17, i had abdominal issues. Diarrhea, constipation, PAIN and bleeding excessively.. . Started with Colitis, n getting diagnosed with Crohns in my 40’s.
    I heard it all. Faking, hypocondriac. I did what i had too do, but when i stopped i was exhausted n in more pain.
    I m 56 and i m having a bad episode now.. I could not make it too work today. I have been up since 5am, I start at 9am, n usually by the time i go too too work its manageable. Today it wasnt. My boss asked me why i did not call earlier.
    I was planning on going too work.
    I do overextend myself. I feel guilty. But i did find someone too cover me.
    Nonetheless, i m still thankful.. Just take care of yourself,

  • SusanHU
    2 years ago

    We’re thankful for you too Sharon7714 and we’re thinking of you – hope your day gets better! – Susan ( Team Member)

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