...for the stool test.
Positive for blood.
What the heck is going on in my stomach? I wonder where the bleeding is coming from. While this is not good news, I'm sure many people who suffer from illnesses, chronic or otherwise, feel a sense of relief knowing that the source of mystery for so long finally has a source/an answer.
The likely culprit? Naproxen. To be honest, once I did the stool test, I had a feeling that it would come back positive and I know from past research that naproxen can cause bleeding in the stomach. I've been told to stop taking it, but I in all honesty ran out of naproxen about 3 days ago. I didn't run to the pharmacy to buy more when I knew I ran out...I wanted to wait for these results to come back.
That said, I've been feeling the effects joint pain wise. My knee and hip hurt. There's gotta be some sort of alternative. I'll have to ask the rheumy when I see him in two days. In the meantime, I'm going to call my boss and explain to her my MIA status for the time being...