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Glad to know its not possible for diverticulosis to have recurred. I hadn't known I'd had diverticulosis for all the time I obviously had.... because we had always assumed the symptoms were from the SLE attacking the GI track like always. So by the time I was diagnosed with diverticulosis... it was well advanced. So yes, the SLE with GI attack is much the same with symptoms... until I had blood in the stools and rectal bleeding which sent me to the ER which found the problem and its advanced stage. Glad and relieved now.... I won't bother going to the ER today. Hate going and only will when its horrible for me. So, knowing its SLE will allow me to go ahead and increase my prednisone accordingly and have rest till it subsides. Thank you for letting me know. We were concerned we were back where we started again.
wanted to follow up and let you know that when my rheumatologist looked at me, she found that she agreed and it was the GI flare that was causing the same symptoms. Which is why i didn't know i had diverticulosis for years since i thought the symptoms i had been having were the same gastroparesis/gi flare stuff..... and it wasn't . actually it was either at any certain time but the symptoms were similar.
this time my sed rate was high, i ended up with the red rash all over my face, arms, and torso as uusual with a flare, and the gi stuff was the lupus related flare junk. so I wanted to let you know that you were dead on target and i appreciate it that you let me know that it was way too soon for the disease to have recurred already. thanks so much! and, extra prednisone turned things around in four days and I was back involved with life again and off the couch.