I'm at my wits end at the moment and feel that my doctor is being less than supportive. I've been having diarrhea for over a year. In the past 3 months I've been having it everyday, it's very bright yellow, painful and on occassion it has had some bright blood in it. I get lower abdomen pain and cramps, nausea and acid reflux. I'm also very tired and no matter what time I go bed it's never enough sleep. I've been tested for celiac disease and it's not that as well as for infections. My doctor did say that from a stool sample my ESR levels were slightly elevated. I've since had blood tests and all normal. I'm starting to have attacks more each day and now it's effecting my attendance at work. My doc said it may or may not be the onset of Crohn's and said there's nothing he can do for me and there is no specific test to diagnose. He prescribed 30mg of codeine 3 times a day to help with the diarrhea but I find it doesn't really have an effect and I don't want to be taking addictive painkillers long term. Where do I go from here? My doctor doesn't seem to be too bothered and I've had to push for tests and now I feel that I've hit a brick wall. Any advice would be great as I feel so alone and down
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