Hi all, hope you are having a good day.
I had a query I wanted to run by you all as I dont know whether it is a problem for my rheumy to sort out or my GP.
I have always had a probem eating certain foods like salad, seeds and nuts, raw foods and coffee. The top of my stomach swells up like I need to pop it with a balloon, the skin goes quite tight and I feel full of air at the top of my stomach.
When i started on the sulphasalazine last yesr I didnt get any symptoms for ages and was able to start eating these foods again. Recently I have had this problem return with a vengeance. I ate some museli this morning and for a change added a cranberry and seed mix. Al day my stomach has ballooned out and feel like i need to put a pin in it to release any air. I have been having a lfare up with my joint s recently and was wondering whether it may be related. I know certian type sof arthrits can cause sotmach issues but when I have gone to my GP he just tells me it is IBS. My partner has IBS and my symptoms are nothing like those so I dont really trust that diagnosis. I have been given IBD tabs in the past which havee done nothing for me and so dont even bother taking them now. I have been relying on andrews liver salts which do ease my symptoms slightly but I dont think I am suppose to be taking them whilst taking meloxicam.
I am currently taking 2x3 sulphasalazine, 1 x meloxicam, i ome[prazole and 4 mg of prednisalone daily. ANy advice would be really appreciated.
Should I see my GP or wait to see the rheumatologist in december?