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Terrible stomach pain! read this and help me!!!!

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  • Posted By: shortytkd8618
  • October 13, 2006
  • 01:27 AM

My name is Sarah. I have been having stomach problems for five years now. :confused: I have recently been seeing a GI now and he has tested me for almost everything. By cancellation of other diseases he has diagnosed me with severe IBS( i have most of the symptoms except the diarhea and/or constipation, i have normal BMs). He has put me on various and numerous medications and none of them have touched my IBS. He is sending me to a GYNO and I will probably have a laporopsy done to check for intestinal endometriosis or any other endometriosis. I've been to the hospital 3 times from these attacks. the pain is not tolerable and the Doc literally says he can't think of what to do for me. Anyone out there have any advise suggestions or know anything about IBS and Endometriosis???? PLease help, i'm sick of living my life like this:mad:

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  • I hesitate to suggest this since your current doctor seems to be taking you very seriously, but have you looked in homeopathy? Perhaps discuss this with your doctor - most doctors are still shy of this but it is rapidly gaining credit in the medical field. If he is up-to-date he will support the idea and may even offer advise.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2006
    • 05:21 PM
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  • i've had the same problem for about the past 13 years. all tests show up normal and no medications have helped me. i've also tried numerous and strict changes in diet. i have found that my symptoms lessen during 3rd trimester of pregnancy and during menstruation. i am wondering if hormones are a factor. i am miserable almost everyday!! need help also.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2006
    • 05:33 PM
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  • God, how many of us ARE there out there? I've had lower left abdominal pain for two years now. I've seen ... my family doctor, my nephrologist, my gynocologist, a second gynocologist, a bladder specialist, a colon specialist.My gynocologist suggested I have a full hystorectomy ... which is why I went to get a second opinion. NO one has an answer. They thought it was a urinary tract infection, kidney stones interstitial cystitis (sic?), diverticulosis, food alergies ... everything has come back negative.So, now I'm going to call and ask the gynocologist for a laproscopy. I'm willing to admit I may need that hystorectomy ... but I deserve an answer to why I'm in so MUCH pain.Their answer is painkillers ... I've got a bottle of darvoset and tramadol with me at all times ... and they think that's acceptable. I'm at my wit's end. :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2006
    • 06:35 PM
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  • hi i have had endo for around tweleve years,and i have found the national endometriosis society a lifeline youve probably gone to their website already but just incase thought i would big them up.take care
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2006
    • 07:57 AM
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  • Did your GI Doc test you for celiac sprue? Initial test is a blood test but is only confirmed by biopsy through endoscope. My son had severe abdominal pain for months until he was diagnosed with celiac sprue. He had normal BMs as well but his stool was most often pale and floating. He also had itchy skin and bone pain but are not necessarily symptoms of celiac sprue.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2006
    • 11:40 PM
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  • I had pain for years and two exploratory surgerys to find out I had aninfection in my fallopian tube. Ask your gyno about that.good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2006
    • 07:04 AM
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  • I have had the laparoscopy and all they told me was that I did not have endometriosis. I had some adhesions on my bladder for some reason or another but when they removed them it didn't do any good, I am in so much pain all the time that I can't even walk through the grocery store without hurting terribly. All they do is give me vicodin and that is just about it for me it doesn't even work anymore. If anyone does find a diagnosis other than, IBS, Endometriosis, or some other stupid excuse they gave me. Please share. I know at least one other woman with this same problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2007
    • 01:17 PM
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  • Has he suggested a strict diet? People with IBS can't tolerate dairy very well. More than one glass for me effects me terribly. Try yogurt and sweet acidopholis milk (tastes the same as regular) they both have live active cultures that help regulate the good and bad bacteria in your intestines. Eating more fiber helps, but I think that's mainly with people with constipation. Stay away from to much lettuce, instead eat more spinach maybe mixed with some romaine b/c I believe romaine is better than say, iceberg. Spicy foods may affect you also. It's different from person to person, in my experiences these lessons are what I've learned. I've missed a flight home once because of my pain, which also brings me to STRESS. Stress can really really affect your stomach. Try to keep stress levels down. Hope this helps alittle.
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