I have been really sick now for 13 years, and before that I had issues with vomitting alot. I have been to numerous doctors over the years. My parents spent half of my childhood taking me back and forth to a childrens hospital to try to find out why I was so sick. I began having problems with severe diarrhea and vomitting uncontrolably at age 12. It happened to also be around the time when I started my period and my symptoms seemed to get worse around my periods. I began seeing doctors which would rule out everything GI wise and then go on to say I was making it up or that I was simply insane.
After standing my ground with my GI doctor he finally gave me the label of having IBS, without so much as running any more tests. In the last twelve years I have seen numerous doctors and have came up with different diagnosis after each one but after medications do not work they still end up labeling me IBS and not looking any farther for anything else that explains my symptoms. I have tried everything from herbal remedies to vitamins to hours and hours of research on the internet.
I have been diagnosed with IBS, GERD, spastic colon, endometriosis, stomach ulcers, h-pylori, inflammation of stomach and intestines, and the latest an elongated colon that is twisted. when the medications for these conditions doesnt clear up my symptoms they simply state that I am a hypochondriac, depressed, or have alot of anxiety and then they offer psych meds...lol I finally gave up after about 10 years and said ok if I am crazy then give me some meds to make me all sane again. And BIG SUPRISE I was still sick. So I am asking for your help. My symptoms include violent bouts of diarrhea (not controlled by diet or drugs even immodium 10-12 a day doesnt stop it), nausea, reflux, bloating, severe abdominal pain, abnormally loud bowel sounds, gas, stomach cramps and other symptoms that may not be related severe migraines, neck pain, back pain, tingling and numbness that comes and goes in my hands arms and feet, and i think thats about it but I could be forgetting something. I have also been told I should not be able to feel the pain in my intestines when food passes through but I do and doctors never could figure out why I have that hyper sensitivity. At one time when I was about 13 or 14 doctors had me on enough meds for a 300lb man and they were doing absolutely nothing to me. They also never figured out why that happened. Any insight anyone can give me would be much appreciated!!!
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