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"IBS", joint/jaw pain, and other problems.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 20, 2009
  • 04:39 AM

About three years ago I started to have a lot of different symptoms: constant pain in jaw on both sides, a long with 24/7 headache. general feeling of fatigue, and feel crappy after eating carbs/sugars.

I also have a lot of additional symptoms after eating a lot of different foods, like wheat, oats, corn, dairy, onions, tomatoes, and a lot of other fruits and vegtables; such as bloating, diarrhea, chest pains, bad acne, "mind fog"/hangover feeling, occasional swollen glands in neck. I originally started having all of these symptoms as well as the others above at the same time until I was able to attribute some symptoms to what I ate, and started removing things from my diet. I am able to avoid the symptoms in this paragraph by eating a very limited diet.

I've been to several general practitioners, gastroenteroligists and have been tested everything they could think of, and never gotten a diagnosis other than "IBS", depression or, "nothings wrong with you." All tests have been negative (except lyme diesese pretest that showed up as "two bars" or something, whatever that means, but doctor said it was nothing), endoscopy/colonoscopy show nothing except minor inflammation, and "reactive nodules near terminal ileum". I've been tested for celiac/allergies several times before anyone asks.

I've seen a couple dentists/oral surgeons for the jaw pain/headache, and been treated for "TMJ" with absolutely no improvement. In fact most of the stuff I've tried (consciencely keeping teeth apart, wearing mouth guard at night) seems to make the pain worse. No doctors seem to think the jaw pain could be related to the digestive problems, but they started at the same time.

In the past few months I've also started to get cracking/pain/stiffness in the joints in my hands like I have arthritis or something, but I haven't gone back to a doctor since. Seems like there are a lot of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases that could cause fatigue and both digestive/joint problems. Would anything like this not have shown up on standard bloodwork?

I would greatly appreciate any opinion/ideas on any of this.

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  • I dont know about all the other symtoms you are having, but the ones that really go along with being diagnosed with IBS... Try taking Acidophilus pills or drinking Acidophilus milk. I had the same symtoms and they kept telling me they could find nothing wrong. I just happen to pick up a bottle of Acidophilus and started taking it, within 2-3 days I was feeling a ton better.About three years ago I started to have a lot of different symptoms: constant pain in jaw on both sides, a long with 24/7 headache. general feeling of fatigue, and feel crappy after eating carbs/sugars. I also have a lot of additional symptoms after eating a lot of different foods, like wheat, oats, corn, dairy, onions, tomatoes, and a lot of other fruits and vegtables; such as bloating, diarrhea, chest pains, bad acne, "mind fog"/hangover feeling, occasional swollen glands in neck. I originally started having all of these symptoms as well as the others above at the same time until I was able to attribute some symptoms to what I ate, and started removing things from my diet. I am able to avoid the symptoms in this paragraph by eating a very limited diet.I've been to several general practitioners, gastroenteroligists and have been tested everything they could think of, and never gotten a diagnosis other than "IBS", depression or, "nothings wrong with you." All tests have been negative (except lyme diesese pretest that showed up as "two bars" or something, whatever that means, but doctor said it was nothing), endoscopy/colonoscopy show nothing except minor inflammation, and "reactive nodules near terminal ileum". I've been tested for celiac/allergies several times before anyone asks.I've seen a couple dentists/oral surgeons for the jaw pain/headache, and been treated for "TMJ" with absolutely no improvement. In fact most of the stuff I've tried (consciencely keeping teeth apart, wearing mouth guard at night) seems to make the pain worse. No doctors seem to think the jaw pain could be related to the digestive problems, but they started at the same time.In the past few months I've also started to get cracking/pain/stiffness in the joints in my hands like I have arthritis or something, but I haven't gone back to a doctor since. Seems like there are a lot of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases that could cause fatigue and both digestive/joint problems. Would anything like this not have shown up on standard bloodwork?I would greatly appreciate any opinion/ideas on any of this.
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  • My dear,(please remember English is not my mother tongue)as you are facing problems, my problems are about same, recently started but not chronic.I was facing different problems for 3 and half yearsI would like to share with you the latest problem (3-4 months).recently I started a multi vitamin tablet, which contains vitamin B, which was according to daily requirements., within 4 days, I felt that * my blood pressure is increasing * I was feeling a chest pain (it is not actually a pain, but I can not name it) * breathing problems * I was annoying on my family members, on minor matters, * on minor issues if they were not according to my desires I feel more chest pain, so I said them, that do not discuss some issues with me * changes in jaws feeling (not started the pain yet) * blured vision * and too many others observation and problemsI dropped this tablet then I feel better, start again, all problems restarted, dropped again, minimized the problem, I repeat it in 3-4 months 4 time, every time the result was same.then I check these symptoms on net and found that ** these all symptoms was same as side effects of vitamin-B (you can search on internet the side effects of vitamin-B) after dropped this multivitamin (other Vitamin B medicine creating same problem) the problems reduced but not finished , probably ** because of food items which I was eating contains vitamin-B.now from 1 months I am feeling joint pain and swelling in hands and other joints, specially left hand has more pain and swelling then right hand.but when I get tables for throat (throat problem), then I much feel better in joint pain , I take anti allergy, I feel better in joint pains, and when my throat works good without any infection and others, I feel much better in joint pain.I read on internet that these problems may occur if you go on wrong treatment (medicine course) of "IBS".because I did it, it was diagnosed by doctor, but without related test, just on his opinion, It was advised in this article that that (1) doctor will reverse the wrong treatment of IBS (2) then re-treat the actual problem, then joint and muscle pain may be solved.I wrote something may be it help you, if you want to know more, in the light of my history, please write hereAbout three years ago I started to have a lot of different symptoms: constant pain in jaw on both sides, a long with 24/7 headache. general feeling of fatigue, and feel crappy after eating carbs/sugars. I also have a lot of additional symptoms after eating a lot of different foods, like wheat, oats, corn, dairy, onions, tomatoes, and a lot of other fruits and vegtables; such as bloating, diarrhea, chest pains, bad acne, "mind fog"/hangover feeling, occasional swollen glands in neck. I originally started having all of these symptoms as well as the others above at the same time until I was able to attribute some symptoms to what I ate, and started removing things from my diet. I am able to avoid the symptoms in this paragraph by eating a very limited diet.I've been to several general practitioners, gastroenteroligists and have been tested everything they could think of, and never gotten a diagnosis other than "IBS", depression or, "nothings wrong with you." All tests have been negative (except lyme diesese pretest that showed up as "two bars" or something, whatever that means, but doctor said it was nothing), endoscopy/colonoscopy show nothing except minor inflammation, and "reactive nodules near terminal ileum". I've been tested for celiac/allergies several times before anyone asks.I've seen a couple dentists/oral surgeons for the jaw pain/headache, and been treated for "TMJ" with absolutely no improvement. In fact most of the stuff I've tried (consciencely keeping teeth apart, wearing mouth guard at night) seems to make the pain worse. No doctors seem to think the jaw pain could be related to the digestive problems, but they started at the same time.In the past few months I've also started to get cracking/pain/stiffness in the joints in my hands like I have arthritis or something, but I haven't gone back to a doctor since. Seems like there are a lot of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases that could cause fatigue and both digestive/joint problems. Would anything like this not have shown up on standard bloodwork?I would greatly appreciate any opinion/ideas on any of this.
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