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bouts of gas, diarrhea and abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: opus117
  • December 6, 2008
  • 10:09 PM

Hello all,

I am 26. A vegetarian. I am in pretty good shape.

I have had several bouts of the above over the last year. Doctors have no clue. Each bout it always the same....following the same regular pattern.

I wake up early in the morning (4-5am) with abdominal pain. I am very gassy...with bad tasting burps (this is the real signal that I am in for it). Then I have diarrhea. All the while have bad tasting burps and stomach pain. After maybe 15min on the toilet....the pain and gas subsides and I return to bed....where I can snooze for maybe 30mins before the whole thing starts again.

This thing the repeats for the next 3-7 hours...until my insides are totally purged. Towards the end the diarrhea is just water. At the very end I vomit whatever is left in my stomach. Then its over. I go back to bed and sleep....wake up like it never happened.

This has happen now 6-8 times in the last year. The last few times I have forced my self to vomit. I found that this speeds up the process....ending it in 2-4 hours. There doesnt seem to be any common foods involved....its not like it always happens after I have eaten food "X". Other people have had the exact same meals as me and they are fine.

I have had blood tests and stool test (all done maybe 2-7 days after the the episode) and have come up with nothing.

Any ideas? Please help.

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  • Does it happen when you're feeling a bit stressed maybe? It could be IBS irritable bowel syndrome, it can be very painful. Also it could be gluten or dairy intolerance,Hope you start feeling better soon. I would ask the doctor for some tests - just to be sure.
    angryt 8 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 04:25 PM
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  • Hello,Thanks for your response. Actually I feel fine in between the bouts.It doesnt seem to correlate with stress....It has indeed happened in times when I have been stressed out......but also in other times....when I have been cool and calm.I have had stool tests and blood test (not exactly sure what the doc's were looking for).....but I came out clean.For me, the key symptoms and signatures is that I get bad tasting burps which signal that I am gonna be sick.....and that it always follows the same pattern as I have discribed.Cheers
    opus117 1 Replies
    • December 8, 2008
    • 04:33 PM
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