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Extreme Constant Stomach Pain/Chronic Gas/Bloatedness + More! Please Help

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 19 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2007
  • 07:57 PM

Hi everyone, im pretty new to these forums and could use a little help, actually alot... ive tried my best to clarify everything i could about my problems, there are alot of them so bear with me. any help would be greatly appreciated. So lemme get started =P
Im 19, pretty healthy guy. Run 3 days a week. 6'3 185 Pounds. Excercise every now and then. Smoke 4-5 cigs a day. Drink alcohol occasionally on the weekends. Eat pretty decently. Have switched my diet around plenty of times to try to correct my problems. nothing has helped.
My Doctors keep saying its stress related, and was diagnosed with IBS... but i have had no stress before i had these stomach problems. All started about one year ago, and it just seems to be getting worse and worse. theyve had me on every type of medication, ranging from antacids to anti-depressents, nothing helps. i was the most care-free party person before this happend. i had not a bother in the world. nothing stressed me out. i loved to go out, i loved to meet new people. lived a stress free live. was super confident. everything was great. i loved my life. ever since this started, everything has just gotten worse and worse. im glad my fiance is sticking with me through all of this. she loves me more than ever and none of this bothers her. Underneath this i have written down my symptoms and medicines, hopefully this will help... Thanks alot for your time and help!

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Symptoms -

all these started around the same time around 1 year ago:

constant hunger feeling...
drink water all the time... maybe just to fill up stomache
non stop burping, from deep within stomache
acidy taste in throat
stomache feels full of gas or something
pain after eating
pain if not eating
sometimes pain will go away after eating, but only very shortly
chronic flatulence after eating
feel anxious/ a little paranoid all the time
extremely shaky hands, get really bad when stomach ache gets bad.

^^^^^^^ !!!!! (HORRIBLE NON STOP!)

scared of social situations now.
freak out during simple social acts like having another car pull up next to me during red light
non-stop gassy feeling in stomach
tingly feeling / lightheadedness when stretching
had diarrhea for most of my life, but has gotten better, about 1/3 or 1/2 of the time i have diarrhea
feel fine for about 2 minutes right after i wake up, and then everything starts. tingly/shaky feeling in hands and stomach problems.. right away, everytime 2 minutes or so after i wake up

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Tests -

have had endoscopy - no results, everything looked fine.
have had blood tests - everything came back fine.
have had other tests like h.pylori and a few others. everything was fine
have had ultrasound - everything came back fine
have checked for ulcers - nothing

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Medicines i have taken:

Paxil - Didnt Help
Lexapro - Didnt Help
Xanax - Didnt Help
Prevacid - Didnt Help
Nexium - Didnt Help
Bentyl - Didnt Help
Librax - Didnt Help
Immodium - Didnt Help
GasX - Didnt Help
OTS Anti IBS/Gastritis Medicine - Didnt Help
Self Medication through Enzymes and self cleansing - Didnt Help

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Thanks Again in advanced for your time and help!

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  • Did your anxiety (uneasy at stoplights, etc) start before or after your GI symptoms? They might be related - functional abdominal pain or severe IBS are psychogenically modifiable disorders. With a negative CT, endoscopy, and HP (on biopsy I presume) other concrete pathological possibilities include Celiac disease (1% of the caucasian population), adult hypolactasia (ie. lactose intolerance developing), or even gastroparesis not-yet-diagnosed. You need to go back to your Gastroenterologist and consider these and other possibilities.
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 02:26 AM
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  • ,my anxiety problems started a couple weeks to maybe 2 months after i started having the stomach ache / shaky hands. ill have my doctor check those other few things out when i go to my next appointment this week.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 02:41 AM
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  • Kai, please look into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune Dysfunction, Central Nervous System Sensitivity.Regardless of what your final diagnosis is- you should look into NAET.comMy friends and I decided to try it and it works fine. You should be able to eventually stop taking as much prescription.Basically, this sickness it is not in your mind, but in your Neurotransmitter Network. You might have intolerances and at least one or two infections.Conventional medicine does not really get the relation between stress and pain, and stomach/gastric disturbances- they think emotions cause it. In fact, emotions are just telling you that the body is not well.Find a NAET doctor who is also a Licensed Acupunturists, or Herbalist.Best,Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 03:33 PM
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  • Kai, please look into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune Dysfunction, Central Nervous System Sensitivity.Regardless of what your final diagnosis is- you should look into NAET.comMy friends and I decided to try it and it works fine. You should be able to eventually stop taking as much prescription. Basically, this sickness it is not in your mind, but in your Neurotransmitter Network. You might have intolerances and at least one or two infections.Conventional medicine does not really get the relation between stress and pain, and stomach/gastric disturbances- they think emotions cause it. In fact, emotions are just telling you that the body is not well. Find a NAET doctor who is also a Licensed Acupunturists, or Herbalist. Best,Mar. As long as you're spouting random generic terms (Immune dysfunction, central nervous system sensitivity) why don't you tell the person to also look into Febrile Illnesses and Autoimmune Thyroiditis? I love your sweeping generalizations about how you and your friends tried NAET and it works for everything in everyone. If only life were as simple as the little 1-2-3 sequence in your head.... Oh, BTW, did you tell Kai yet that he might be allergic to yellow dye #5, and he should take steroid vials? Don't forget!!! LOL!!!
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 04:12 PM
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  • I love your sweeping generalizations about how you and your friends tried NAET and it works for everything in everyone. If only life were as simple as the little 1-2-3 sequence in your head.... You should be happy that very sick people are fully recovering :).The way NAET works, it gives a feedback to the brain so the Neurotransmitters start modifying their behavior. I know it sounds crazy- but even women who could not get pregnant are having babies after being treated with NAET. Eczema clears, pain vanishes, reflux or Gerd stop bothering, POTS stops, it works! Also people who have a hard time with infections, can improve the ways the body fights the infection by being treated with NAET. NAET does not claim to be the only medicine, but it facilitates treatments- it reduces the intolerances to drugs, and to nutrients so the patient can get better. It supports the immune system and the nervous system activity.NAET is so successful that many health professional are using the fundaments of it to creat diverse treatments such as Jaffe Mellor Technique and Bioset- also EFT.I myself have not taken a tylenol, a benadryl or an anti-acid in over 7 months.Best,Mar.ps: if you have an email, I will be happy to send you some research papers, not on NAET but on Cytokines.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 04:32 PM
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  • ****LI Stands for Large Intestine Meridian Breaking Acupuncture News http://www.acufinder.com/images/IconPrint.gif Print Page http://www.acufinder.com/images/IconEmail.gif Send to a Friend Acupuncture’s Brain Activity NotedBy: Acufinder Magazine http://www.acufinder.com/images/news/3109/resize_brain.jpg One of the main stumbling blocks to greater acceptance for acupuncture in the West is the lack of understanding of how it works. This began to change with the publication of a seminal report by researchers at the Harvard Medical School. The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate how acupuncture affects brain activity in normal subjects. Thirteen healthy volunteers (ages 27 to 52 years) were involved in the study. They were seated in the MRI scanner and after relaxing had an acupuncture needle inserted in the LI 4 or Hegu point (located on the hand between the thumb and forefinger). Needle manipulation caused a pronounced calming of activity in the deep structures of the brain (e.g., amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, etc.), accompanied by increased signal intensity in a key sensory region of the brain’s cortex. Researchers concluded, “Modulation of this neuronal network could constitute the initiating steps by which acupuncture regulates multiple physiological systems and achieves diverse therapeutic effect.”Source: Human Brain Mapping, 2000Robin Hays is a licensed acupuncturist in Milpitas, CAhttp://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture+News/Acupuncture+s+Brain+Activity+Noted
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 04:46 PM
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  • Thanks for the offer to send me papers on "cytokines," but no thanks. No offence to you or your friends, I'm not really into cure-all therapies that are advertised on the web. Diseases like true IgE hypersensitivity reactions, IBS, and whatever else she's claiming to cure have dozens of years of research from thousands of centers around the world behind them, with some advancements here and there but few outright cures. As anyone would surmise, if your NAET system worked for all these disease, the Indian doctor lady would be an extremely famous, wealthy, and Nobel-Prize worthy woman who would be a household name (as opposed to relegated to the web and a forum like this). ^ Think about that for a while. And in general, you need to know what the problem is before you start catapulting random medications at them. Like your #5 yellow thing, did you do a skin-****k test + subdermal injection to see if the person is truly allergic? Or are you just throwing that out randomly because it seems like a cool thing to do? In general randomly spouting diagnoses (which, half the time, are symptom complexes or nonsensical statements) and therapies makes you sound like a little kid who is showing off their newly-acquired vocabulary. The best physicians close their mouths, think things through, gather more data, ask more questions, and are not afraid to say "I don't know." In other words, the diametric opposite of what you've done over the last two threads.
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 04:48 PM
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  • Oh, by the way, no one refutes the abilities of acupunture to take pain away (pain only, by the way - never proven in a proper randomized control trial to do anything more). Your little link above (published by a pro-acupuncture site, which should be your first tip-off that the content is biased) is nothing new. In fact, the merits of acupunture were delineated physiologically when Ronald Melzack and Wall (his physiologist) proposed the Gate Control Theory of Pain at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the 70's and 80's. That's common knowledge if you know anything about acupunture or pain. As with anyone who is poorly read, you're behind the ball. Thanks for trying though. Keep an open mind, you might learn something besides your NAET stuff! LOL! Oh, and don't take any offence at what I'm writing here. This isn't much of a debate for me, it's kind of like arguing with someone who is delerious. Soon I'll get bored and move on to something else, and you can dominate the forum again with your NAET stuff ;)
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 04:50 PM
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  • GI Guy, I know something is bugging you, otherwise you would not be acting so confrontational- I am afraid you are harassing me around this forum.I think it is time for you to stop sending me replies since you have no respect for me or the people who come here to read and find support.Why do you care about what I have to say? You are a doctor, you dispense great advice. I am not a doctor- I am nobody. So why do you like to argue and insult the little people? What do you get out of it?You said you are better than me, that I am ignorant, a moron, stupid, etc- why are you still trying to argue with me?Go on and have a great life.Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 05:04 PM
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  • As anyone would surmise, if your NAET system worked for all these disease, the Indian doctor lady would be an extremely famous, wealthy, and Nobel-Prize worthy woman who would be a household name (as opposed to relegated to the web and a forum like this).^ Think about that for a while. Ah, GI GUY, that is just hilarious! You clearly know nothing about the state of healthcare in the US, cause if you did then you would know EXACTLY why Dr. Nambudripad is not a houshold name. YOU think about it for awhile. Fruity, There is nothing more you can say to someone who is so closed minded and arrogant. Just continue your threads and don't worry about it.:rolleyes: Kai, the meds you mentioned on your post- are you taking any currently? How are your symptoms now? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 10:15 PM
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  • Ah, GI GUY, that is just hilarious! You clearly know nothing about the state of healthcare in the US, cause if you did then you would know EXACTLY why Dr. Nambudripad is not a houshold name. YOU think about it for awhile. Fruity, There is nothing more you can say to someone who is so closed minded and arrogant. Just continue your threads and don't worry about it.:rolleyes: Kai, the meds you mentioned on your post- are you taking any currently? How are your symptoms now? Best wishesDOM LOL! Loving the entertainment!!! You guys kill me! Thanks!
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
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  • Ah, GI GUY, that is just hilarious! You clearly know nothing about the state of healthcare in the US, cause if you did then you would know EXACTLY why Dr. Nambudripad is not a houshold name. YOU think about it for awhile. Fruity, There is nothing more you can say to someone who is so closed minded and arrogant. Just continue your threads and don't worry about it.:rolleyes: Kai, the meds you mentioned on your post- are you taking any currently? How are your symptoms now? Best wishesDOM yes, prevacid. but it doesnt help. i still feel horrible all the time. i havent felt good/great, in almost a year.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
    • 07:40 PM
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  • I am not going to take the time register.. i was looking up a symptom on the web and stumbled upon this .. and quite honestly i am totally appalled at the gall some people have.. Fruit..I hope you understand that the people you are 'supporting' on these forums ... you may very well be helping to harm. Stop giving them advice because your hypochondria was cured with some old lady's voodoo. I have watched many many people hope that a 'secret' that the doctors havent wanted to divulge is out there only to see them piss away money and much much much ... let me emphasize one more time MUCH precious time chasing these rainbows. Time that could have been spent with a real doctor getting treatment .. or with a professional who could help them get their affairs in order. Now you can sit back and think that the Dr is stalking you. Even if it worked for you .. please dont try to convince this CHILD (no offense i know your 19 but to me .. still a child ;) ) who has serious medical issues that he has a brain neuron thingie bopper next to his watchamajig that is just a little 'cranky' and that if he takes the majik elixur sold by the nice OLD LADY he will never hurt again.Let him get good sound advice from a doctor who is more than willing to .. FOR FREE.. give him a piece of advice to help him speak with his own physician.Please consider what i've said and know that i know what im talking about .. not because im a doctor .. but i watched my own grandmother try every 'trick' she found out about .. or every gimic the ladies at the beauty shop swore worked.. and all she got in the end was .. A hospital bed .. a very sad doctor who did care about her .. NOT her money (unlike the voodoo lady who later we found out took her for THOUSANDS.) .. he was there by her side as she passed ... At least if she had went back to him earlier she may have a few more days.. or months. So the original poster.. My advice is this .. you have many obvious symptoms .. please ask the nice doctor what exactly you should say to own physician to get his attention.. write it down have a plan when you go in .. doctors are busy yes.. but there are ways to maximize your time with them and make sure YOU get what you pay for. Good solid healthcare. If however you feel this doctor is wrong .. get a second opinion and then a third.. There is a doctor who will listen and he will be your saving grace.. not prayers and voodoo.. Sorry it was so long .. But i really hate sick and scared people being conned out of money that would be better spent on real help .. not false hope.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
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  • ^Thanks for the support! There's a reason there is so much confusion in the lay-person's perception of medicine, and I think it's due to idiots who push crap over the internet. Witness the person on another thread who was asked for $2500 for a naturalist's initial test battery. $2500????? What a joke. They get what they deserve, I guess.
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
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  • In response to cure alls, I've been recently looking into neural thearepies and know someone who responded greatly. I have had similar pains and others like blood in stool... Often. All the time actually. And migrains for 6 years! And I'm barley 21. I can't drink cause two and I'll be in so much pain and throw up for a couples days. My docs give me dilladid but it still does ease the pain enough to be comfortable. Pot helps the nausea but other than that mo treatment or perscripttion or test had said much. And for the friend I have some family with celiac disease. Look in up and might as well get the blood work because if you had this wide ranged sympt disease removing gluten from the diet stops the attack on the whole body u may be having
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh, by the way, no one refutes the abilities of acupunture to take pain away (pain only, by the way - never proven in a proper randomized control trial to do anything more). Your little link above (published by a pro-acupuncture site, which should be your first tip-off that the content is biased) is nothing new. In fact, the merits of acupunture were delineated physiologically when Ronald Melzack and Wall (his physiologist) proposed the Gate Control Theory of Pain at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the 70's and 80's. That's common knowledge if you know anything about acupunture or pain. As with anyone who is poorly read, you're behind the ball. Thanks for trying though. Keep an open mind, you might learn something besides your NAET stuff! LOL! Oh, and don't take any offence at what I'm writing here. This isn't much of a debate for me, it's kind of like arguing with someone who is delerious. Soon I'll get bored and move on to something else, and you can dominate the forum again with your NAET stuff ;)While I agree with your statements regarding the diagnoses being given I do STRONGLY disagree with your comments about NAET. I have several family members, one being my four-year-old son, who have highly benefited from NAET treatments for varying problems. I am not one who strongly believes in alternative medicine, but I know the NAET treatments greatly improved my son's condition when nothing his pediatrician did even slightly helped. You, too, should research information before spouting off your mouth. We could possibly have more healthy, happy patients if varying medical professionals would work together instead of ignorantly despising one another.
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  • Hi Kai, I've been experiencing pretty much exactly what you've described for the past year or so. Proton pump inhibitors and antacids don't seem to help too much. I've had an endoscopy done, ultrasound, blood tests, etc, and nothing has been found. Like you, this whole ordeal has made me incredibly stressed and anxious and slightly depressed. I was wondering if you've been diagnosed or found anything to relieve these strange hunger pains?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
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  • I think you should first check your water quality you use to drink though it may look funny but may be it can be a reason for this.You can try Yoga.Its a very effective treatment for the gastro related diseases.More than that i advice you to go for Ayurveda treatment because it is the most effective therapy for this.It may take time but once it will be cure your problem almost no more in future also.My best wishes with you that you be cured soon.
    Natural Medicine 24 Replies
    • September 23, 2010
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  • ,my anxiety problems started a couple weeks to maybe 2 months after i started having the stomach ache / shaky hands. ill have my doctor check those other few things out when i go to my next appointment this week.dear kai or anyone else reading this....the accupunture thing sounds promising...the GI guy sounds...well...like most doctors...arrogant...whats probably happening is this...you have some form of celiac disease which is causeing your body to not absorb nutrients..therefore sending your horemones, and all other chemicals out of balance from malnutrition...get a bottle of potent multistrain probiotic..I prefer primal defence...but chose your own and it may gey worse at first..afterall the "bad" bacteria that are "in charge" dont like change...so there will be a little war at first...but it will get better in time...by the way if GI guy is really a GI doctor...then why didnt he think of this?...have fun!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2010
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