i was recently 'diagnosed' with IBS (i say that because all my test results came back negative for everything else and as soon as they found out that i had a relative with it, they decided that was the problem) and i feel like i am continuously going downhill.
i'm a 20y/o female from and living in the uk. i caught both a chest and viral infection when i was 13 and reacted to the virus (docs didnt know what it was), leaving me out of school for 3 weeks. i thought i recovered, but since then i haven't been the same. i have been constantly tired all the time since the viral+chest infection and have been tested for glandular fever 5 times, all negative. i constantly feel like sleeping. my joints, especially my knees and hips ache all the time.
my gastro symptoms started in aug/sept 07, with not being able to go, then not being able to NOT go. i had incredible stomach and lower abdomen cramps, headaches, tiredness, neck pains, nausea, vomiting and everytime id vomit, even if id eaten hours before, it was not digested. i was constantly thirsty and didn't have any sort of fever. i visited my doc who tested me for hypothyroidism, coeliac, diabetes and a whole other manner of things. all came back ok, blood sugar fine, iron levels fine, blood count fine, blood pressure always about 120/70. so she diagnosed ibs. i have taken a whole manner of things (fybogel, mebeverine, peppermint) and none have worked really. my stomach cramps feel like the norovirus (had this two years ago and ended up in a+e).
my post is questioning the gastro symptoms, nausea and tiredness and aching. is there any other possible cause for all the gastro problems other than ibs?
yesterday and today, i have had the horrible lower abdomen and stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and a pain going all the way down my left leg.
just as a side, i have also got polycystic ovarian syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and recurrent bouts of labyrinthitis.
i can answer any other questions regarding this or the other problems.
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