I just have to rant right now. I have had my J-pouch 10 years. I think by now I can tell the difference between pouchitis flare ups and the stomach flu (or a virus). I currently have the later, and got so dehydrated from the loss of fluid that I went to the ER for help.
What did the ER doc do? Gave me cipro. Because he'd never heard of pouchitis before and decided that's what I had. wouldn't give me an IV of fluid to get re-hydrated. just sent me home with a Cipro rx and some zofran. I'm so mad. Why don't doctors trust us to know our bodies better than anyone? I'm so sick of not being taken seriously.
So now i'm home with awful stomach cramps and terrible diarrhea. Ugh.
Rant over. (and no. Lomotil isn't touching this)