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What is wrong with me?!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 17, 2007
  • 05:43 PM

I have been to the doctor a few times for my symptoms and have been told by 2 doctors that they think it may be IBS. I just don't believe it. I have not told them all my symptoms because I did not think they were related but perhaps they are. Here is what is going on:

1. Terrible stomach pain, typically dull sometimes sharp in no set area of the stomach. Normally, but not always it happenes a few hours after I eat but not always. Also, from what i can tell there is not one type of food that sets it off.
2. Lost 75 pounds 4 years ago because I stopped being hungry for a while and always craved the same thing, BLT's
3. I am freezing most of the time.
4. I am either constipated or have diarrhea, never normal and recently I have had black stool
5. My body is always sore or tender.
6. I have very poor circulation and sometime black out when I stand up.

Now these may not all be related and maybe I am just getting older but this have been going on for almost 4 years now and it drives me nuts. Does anyone have any thoughts? I appriciate your help.

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  • You need to go back to your doctor and present your symptoms as you have done here. It is very likely that they are connected. You could have a thyroid problem that is secondary to another illness such as IBD. The only way to rule out a bowel disease is by colonscopy. Dark stools are also a sign of blood. So you would need to have a feCal test done to rule out any blood in your stool. You might also want to have a small bowel follow through, witch is a xray of your small intestine that is done with barrium. Talk to your doctor about this... Kiera
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    • November 17, 2007
    • 11:34 PM
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