I’ve had lupus 11yrs, Fibromyalgia 6yrs & IBS off/on pretty much since my teens (now 46). I was able to manage it with Colpermin & a probiotic so it didn’t affect my life too much. Then in February this year I started having daily lower stomach cramps, back pain & going to the toilet 6 times a day. It’s not diarrhoea though. Sometimes after I eat the pain is on the left side midway down & occasionally I’m sick. There’s no blood in my stools & ive not lost weight. It hasn’t let up at all.
I’m due to have both a gastroscopy & colonoscopy on Wednesday as doc thinks I may have diverticulitis or the beginnings of. I’m also menopausal & have read that your bowel habits can change dramatically due to lack of hormones. Or it could be the lupus causing inflammation in my gut/intestines. I have a good diet & the FODMAP didn’t make any difference to me.
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks