Is this how it's done?
Last updated: September 2020
I'm in a bit of a rage at the moment. I've been suffering with pain in my gut, anus, sides. Extreme arthritis with surgeries, throwing up 3 hours a day and the list goes on. I had a colonoscopy 3 years ago and the GI said to me after, "well you have IBD. It's basically intestinal inflammation, that's it." and that was the last time I've heard from his practice. Today I'm reading that IBD is a broad term for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, which are autoimmune diseases. He didn't tell me this nor tell me there needs to be tests to determine which one I have so medicine can be given.
Can someone please tell me that I was screwed over here or am I taking crazy pills? Death at one point seemed a better alternative than what I am going through.
What has been the most helpful for managing IBD symptoms?