I've only recently been active on this forum but I've been apart of others over the years.
Back in 2007 I was diagnosed with GP and I'm curious as to whether or not its a progressive disease. After reading about people's experiences with it I'm beginning to think that it is. I certainly go through peaks and troughs with how I'm feeling and right now I'm worse than I've been in years. Am I getting worse or is this just an unusually bad flare up? I'm just not sure anymore.
Most of the GI doctors I've talked to have skirted the issue as there isn't much known about the disease in general (e/g what the actual underlying cause is -- there are a lot of different theories but no real definitive answers).
This latest bout of pain was caused by Target brand salsa. I'm not sure what was in it or what triggered this flare up but it was pretty bad. It's subsided some but ever since I've had waves of nausea hit me when I'm 1) hungry and 2) digesting food about an hour after eating. My tolerances for food in general has been diminished as well. It actually has me a little worried since I'm consuming far less calories than I normally can (which is still below what I should likely be consuming). Any advice/insight would be much appreciated here.