4 January 2009

???? -- ** Updated

It's my last day of vacation and I'm not very happy. I woke up this morning with the worst stomachache and I spent a very LONG time in the bathroom (thank God we're home and not at my father-in-law's!) -- don't worry I'm not going to go into detail. Since I have ulcerative colitis I'm used to having stomach issues, but I've been in remission for almost four years and I've had no symptoms at all since my doctor found the proper meds.

I dragged myself to the living room where Mr. JB was watching his normal pre-mass television shows and having his tea and we went through all the things that I ate the day before. There was nothing strange or colitis-aggravating on the list. The strangest thing that I ate yesterday was some N.ibs while we watched Mama Mia (which is really good!). I ended up missing mass because my tummy was still gurgling away and I really didn't want to have to run to the bathroom in the middle of the consecration! I was pretty upset, but as Mr. JB reminded me, we had gone to daily mass while we were at my FIL's and that every time we were with my BIL we had mass.

So I'm on day 7 of my cycle and I take my last dose of C.lomid tonight. I can't help but think that perhaps it's the C.lomid that's making me sick to my stomach? Then again, I've taken it since day 3 and I've only had a bad stomach today. Perhaps my stomach is just revolting from all of the excesses of the Christmas holidays. Also the last time I was on C.lomid over a year ago (and I was prescribed 50mg, not just 25mg like this time) I had no symptoms.

Am I crazy? Or should I just stop complaining and drink my ginger tea and eat crackers?


So I decided about half and hour ago that I needed to eat something with protein -- crackers, soup, and gingerale were just not doing it for me. Mr. JB made me a plate of the leftover chicken and potatoes that we got from the grocery store last night and I had the realization that my stomach woes are not due to C.lomid or colitis.

The stupid potatoes were spicy.

I'm so dumb.

Silly, silly JellyBelly!


  1. You are not crazy. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. NO! You are not crazy! Hello! Any bowel issues are enough to send the sane person into the crazy house!

    Who knows! Maybe it is hormone changes? I am pulling in the dark! ;) Not sure why your tummy would be upset though. ARGH! I am so sorry.

    I can't wait for you to have your endo surgery so you can have a normal period too! It is really amazing! I guess in a sick way--beautiful! ;) Thank God, I was it was over the weekend because I am going to have to get use to maintaining a flow that heavy!

    It is interesting the grocery game. I go to bulk places like sam's club/costco. But the thing about it is I think clipping coupons the way the game works comes out cheaper. Say I have a coupon for April 09 that I cut today. The coupon game list will tell me when it is time to use that coupon and get the most out of my money! ITS CRAZY! :) We will see what happens. I hope it will get me out of the habit of eating the same things over and over!! ;) Plus I can do the list while I am at work. Since we have be SO slow lately! Okay I hijacked your post!!! :)

  3. Your so not crazy and it could be the clomid and/or endo (oh so fun lots of endo symptoms are bowel related - I even have it growing INSIDE my colon...good times).
    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. I, too, have UC, but it's in remission. I have taken Clomid three times - my last dose was 150 mg a day - and it never messed with my digestion.

    I totally get that thinking back over everything you've eaten to find the culprit that is now causing you so much grief. My husband and I do that whenever I'm dealing with an upset system.

    I hope you're feeling better, and that 2009 brings you good things.