Hi everyone it’s been a while since I last posted. In need of some help from this community which has truly been a rock for me throughout my experience with UC and a Jpouch.
I’m seeking opinions from anyone on here who may have experience with primary care doctors and GI specialists in the Los Angeles area, specifically in the San Fernando valley. I am in the process of getting new health insurance through Kaiser Permanente and I need to find a competent new primary care doc and also a new GI specialist. I’ve had my Jpouch for almost 9 years now without too many major issues besides a few minor bouts of pouchitis, some nocturnal incontinence, butt burn, etc. In the past few weeks, some scary symptoms have resurfaced including increased frequency, abdominal pain/discomfort, watery diarrhea 12-15 times per day, fatigue, mild dehydration, headaches and joint pain. My regular Jpouch output is around 6-8 times per day without many issues so I am increasingly concerned that my body is flaring again like it did when I still had my colon in 2011. I have not had a pouchoscopy or any major GI care since 2012 as I have been relatively lucky with my overall health since then.
Appreciate any and all advice