I'm grateful to anyone who might have suggestions. I am 27 years old and for the last 3 years I have run the gammut of tests and prescription drugs to try and find relief from chronic debilitating pain and bloating. GI docs have performed 2 EGT's, a colonoscopy, an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, various anticholinergenic drugs, fructose/lactose/celiac intolerance tests, not to mention all of the holistic approaches: a year of yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, stool tests, yeast/gluten/
lactose/sugar free diets, hypnosis, 2 holistic physicians, a chiropractic internist, etc. The results are consistently normal (seems a good thing, right?!); but when we hit dead ends, the problem is always thrown back in my hands. I am not satisfied with the "leaky gut," "IBS" diagnoses I've been given because the respective dietary/drug regiments provide absolutely no relief.
I am not a nut case I promise!!! On the contrary, I was willing to accept that this was all psychosomatic and thus sought out therapy. Nevertheless, after 2 years of psychotherapy and rounds of antidepressants, I have been reassured this is not "in my head." I am determined to get better because this is absolutely ruining my life.
I have always eaten well and all the more so since this began 3 years ago. However, my condition has declined and I literally react to every single food (pain/bloating are the predominant symptoms with occasional bouts of diarrhea/constipation)! I currently am on a diet of rice and eggs because that is all I can tolerate. I am losing weight, and fighting to make it through graduate school. My family is willing to support me in going anywhere, and seeing anyone to get to the bottom of this. Please help if you can!!! Thank you for listening! :o
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