I hope someone can help me. Within the past year I have gained 20 pounds. I have been to see my Dr repeatedly, only to be told now that he 'thinks' I have IBS. I had a colonscopy, he told me I had more than the average person should have for intestines, and that they were kinked and curled around inside of me. He said it may be harder for me to digest food because of this. I have bowel movements 1-2 times a week if I am lucky. He put me on Zelnorm, which when I started taking it, gave me severe cramping and diarrhea, and now that doesn't work, unless I take it only once a week or so instead of every day. I can only eat very small amounts, and I feel incredibly full and start to feel nausous. I eat less than I ever did yet I still gain weight. My stomach bloats and I feel like someone has punched me. I also had a CAT scan and I did the test where you drink small amounts in intervals and they take X-Rays in between.......the drink didn't move through part of my intestines from 3 different attempts but the Dr said he wasn't concerned with that.
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