There have been several posts over the last few months from people suffering gastrointestinal problems such as:
Pain under rib, right side
Dysphagia (Swallowing difficulty)
I was one of these posters, and my problems started last year. I had a Endoscopy recently, diagnosed with hiatus hernia, and oesophagitis.
I had a follow up with the Gastroenterology registrar, and she has written to my GP & Rheumatologist and has stated that in her opinion I have oesophageal dysmotility relating to connection tissue disease overlap. She has requested a 24 hr Manometry Study and a further barium swallow procedure.
Annoyingly I only saw my Rheumatologist on Monday, and this letter crossed in the post.
The real point of my post is, that GI involvement with lupus and CTD is extremely possible, and acknowledged, as proven by my diagnosis. I have to add in here, that I am extremely proactive in my medical care, by-product of being treated abysmally by some doctors over the years, and I have the cast iron support of my GP, and Rheumatologist who is simply magnificent.
I hope this may be of some help to anyone who is suffering GI wise, and being spun the line its IBS, indigestion, and it may well be, but tests to rule out Coelic, H-Pylori, Hernias, and other related issues, should be done first, or at the very least an endoscopy conducted IMO before dismissing Lupus involvement.