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Issues with Upper and Lower GI (14 years) HELP

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  • Posted By: kris2010
  • April 10, 2010
  • 06:13 PM

Since I was 12 years old I have had a variety of issues with my stomach. I have seen numerous doctors and a couple of GI doctors and the same answer always follows the first time I see the doctor "IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME". 14 years ago I would have accepted that answer and gone on with it but too many things have developed over the years that have made things only 10X worse for me. When I was younger I would get extreme abdominal pain which would only be relieved 20 minutes later by a flushing sweaty face and a few trips to the toilet. After a couple years the quick trips no longer satisfied the pain and I would just have to wait it out. When I made it to college I began to have EPISODES every once in a while where I would have extreme abdominal pain accompanied by a long trip to the bathroom where I would be nauseous sometimes vomit and I would get blood in my stool. After college and 100 or so severe episodes later, I began to develop constant urinary tract infections and a large rash appeared covering my back and parts of my stomach. At least once or maybe twice a year I would end up in the ER because I will have severe knife like pain in my abdomen followed by nausea, vomiting, and diahrrea. After my trip to the ER I will have trouble keeping food down for at least a month and I lose my appetite all together. Gas and abdominal bloating are intense during this time and constipation occurs shortly after. Last year I was diagnosed with H. PYLORI and went through a rigourous journey of antibiotics. I have had a cystoscopy, laproscopy, and colonoscopy and even a pillcam as well. Every time the Doc says IBS and has even talked about depression! I am so tired of getting jerked around and am tired of the pain I have to go through with each doctor. About 2 WEEKS AGO I ran to the ER in a bought of knife like pain again. This time was a bit different. The doctor said I might have got food poisoning and I had a bladder infection (go figure) He put me on fluids, gave me antibiotics and sent me on my way. I followed up with the doctor in about 4 days after not being able to eat anything and the bladder infection was still there. The doctor put in for blood work and additional urine and said I came back positive again for H. Pylori. After two regimes of antibiotics for the bladder infection and still unable to eat due to nausea, abdominal cramping, severe gas, burping, and dizziness, lightheadedness 9 plbs lighter, The doctor still said I had white cells in my urine and gave me a pelvic exam and said everything was good. This time the doctor gave me medication for every symptom (semethicone for gas, bentyl for the cramping, zofran for the nausea etc) I'm not seeing much difference and I'm so tired of going through this SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!!

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  • seems you have a lot going on but without knowing your history i would say some of this is caused by the antibiotics killing off good bacteria as well as bad. Have you used any probiotics?having dealth with H.pylori personally myself, i know its a very hard almostimpossible bug to kill. I have had good results using oil of oregano.hope this helps
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