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Nausea, hot/cold sensation, uneasiness, noisy stomach, IBS

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  • Posted By: Lynn79
  • February 14, 2007
  • 04:11 PM

I have been having chronic nausea, hot/cold sensations & uneasiness every day for 2 months now. What can this be? My GI Dr. had some bloodwork done on me & will not do any further testing because he feels there is no need to. I feel horrible. I vomited 4x in 1 night almost 2 months ago & then all this began. I can't go on living like this. I just had a beautiful baby girl 5 1/2 mths ago after struggling w/ infertility. I need to be well for her. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!

PS- I was diagnosed w/ IBS-C several years ago. I'm taking Zelnorm for it.

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  • Your symptoms are identical to mine. I had a stomach bug in december, and now I feel just like you are describing months later. I hope someone has an idea of what's going on.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
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  • Have you been to any Dr's for this? I've noticed that when I take an anti-anxiety med. I feel a little better. I am getting a 2nd opinion from a different GI Dr. & I'm also going to a primary Dr. on 3/5.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 03:25 PM
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  • no, not yet. i am going to the dr tomorrow and hopefully they can shead some light on what's going on. i will let you know what they tell me.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
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  • Are you taking any other meds other than Zelnorm? By the way, I looked this drug up and here are some revisions from fda.gov concerning side effects: a new warning about the serious consequences of diarrhea associated with the medication; a new precaution about ischemic colitis and other forms of intestinal ischemia (i.e., reduced blood flow to the intestines); changes to the adverse reactions section describing post-marketing reports; and new information in the "Information for the Patient" leaflet. The new warning states, "Serious consequences of diarrhea, including hypovolemia, hypotension and syncope have been reported in the clinical studies and during marketed use of Zelnorm. In some cases, these complications have required hospitalization for rehydration. Zelnorm should be discontinued immediately in patients who develop hypotension or syncope. Zelnorm should not be initiated in patients who are currently experiencing or frequently experience diarrhea."The new precaution on ischemic colitis states, "Ischemic colitis, and other forms of intestinal ischemia, have been reported in patients receiving Zelnorm during marketed use of the drug. A causal relationship between Zelnorm use and these events has not been established. Placebo-controlled clinical trials of 7,000 patients for 3-month duration showed no cases of these events, and would suggest the rate of these events is low. Zelnorm should be discontinued immediately in patients who develop symptoms of ischemic colitis, such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea or new or worsening abdominal pain. Patients developing these symptoms should be evaluated promptly and have appropriate diagnostic testing performed. Treatment with Zelnorm should not be resumed in patients who develop findings consistent with ischemic colitis." You haven't mentioned diarrhea, but nausea and vomiting are also side effects to this drug. Just a thought. Zelnorm doesn't cure IBS and only treats its symptoms. I would look into alternative and/or herbal remedies to help with your symptoms. Could be a less toxic choice. I feel silly asking, but is it possible you could be pregnant again? Are you on birth control? This is not common, but could be possible. A simple blood test will rule this out. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 08:30 PM
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  • I'm taking Zelnorm and dont like it, I might discontinue use after they came out with the newer news about it.I take zelnorm for IBS-CRecently,with Zelnorm I have had blood in my stool, not sure if its b/c of that,I also have been feeling sick to my stomach and can't eat. Did You talk to your doctor about Zelnorm?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
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  • I have been having chronic nausea, hot/cold sensations & uneasiness every day for 2 months now. What can this be? My GI Dr. had some bloodwork done on me & will not do any further testing because he feels there is no need to. I feel horrible. I vomited 4x in 1 night almost 2 months ago & then all this began. I can't go on living like this. I just had a beautiful baby girl 5 1/2 mths ago after struggling w/ infertility. I need to be well for her. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!! PS- I was diagnosed w/ IBS-C several years ago. I'm taking Zelnorm for it.Celiac disease is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance and up to 1/3rd of celiac disease patients have been previously diagnosed with IBS. Infertility has also been mentioned in connection with Celiac. A gluten free diet will heal this and no medications are needed. It is not easy to diagnose don't give up! Good Luck!http://www.celiaccentral.org/Do_I_Have_Celiac_/10_Facts_About_Celiac_Disease/27/http://www.newfalconherald.com/DABAIDindex.php?ArticleID=2023&PHPSESSID=1f0
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  • Have a bloodwork for thyroid profile. Pregnancy might have slowed your thyroid, especially if it was sluggish before pregnancy. It couldn't hurt.
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  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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  • AaaaugSame thing almost here!Had stomach bug in December....amd stomch and digestive system has been messed up since!!!
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  • I had something similar and I am trying to figure this out myself. i had a hamburger and i believe food poisoning or stomach bug, ever since then my stomach has been horrible. The GI thinks it is infectious colotis or post infectious colotis. They can't find a parasite but they see inflamation in the sigmoidoscopy. Great right no, I only felt pretty good on an antibiotic called Xiafaxin. But then he put me on two other things and I was still on nexium. Now I have intestinal discomfort and I am whacked in my head problems focusing and out of body or looking through goggles feeling. Went to a new GI and he is checking blood again. But go to a GI and make sure they check for inflamation and parasites. Watch how much medicine they put you on I think they had me feeling better and then put me on more meds and now I have new problems.
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  • I am feeling uneasiness in stomach, with gas grubbling inside.I had loose motion twice with food not getting digested.i am consuming Flagyl-400(0-0-0) and Astrozyme(0-_-0).The dose isnt proving suitable.suggest alternative
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 18, 2007
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  • I have started feeling a lot better. I was put on an anxiety medicine called Buspirone 5mg HCL. i take it everyday one pill in the morning at the same time with food. It has worked really well. I am not fixed completely and still have days where I am bad but only days not months and weeks. It is non addictive and you can take as you need but I found out it works much better to take it at the same time everyday. It gets the mind off the annoying symptoms that can take over our lives. I hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
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  • Went to reputed GI specialist. After conducting physical examination of the abdomen, he found my colon was enlarged. He asked for a blood test to check thoroughly for gluten intolerance etc.At the same time got me to go on concentrated probiotics (not available in health food stores or off the shelf. Product manufactured by a reputed pharmaceutical company), with a daily intake of a tablespoon of soluble fibre for 1 month. Told me only if things didn't settle down, at the end of the month he would get me to do an endoscopy.Blood test fortunately was normal and after initially feeling worse, after the probiotic things suddenly improved, and felt better than I felt for at least 2 or 3 years. Almost back to normal now. Didn't have to do an endoscopy.Also went to a reputed allergy specialist to rule out food intolerance and was fortunately, cleared.So am now on balanced, low fat, high fibre diet. Can even eat pizza (don't do this often to maintain my new found health) without feeling any discomfort.Probiotics have now been proven scientifically to work. However, make sure you go with the highly concentrated one, sold by a reputed manufacturer. There is now some new data that shows that "chronic fatigue" may actually be due to particular bacteria in the stomach. Don't fall in the trap of self treating suspected food allergies, and going on an elimination diet. An unbalanced diet can actually exacerbate stomach conditions and even contribute to allergic type reactions creating a vicious cycle. You should consult a specialist to check for food and chemical allergies. They should start with food allergies because they are simple to diagnose. Chemical allergies are extremely complicated to diagnose and actually require even more specialist knowledge, and cannot be dealt with by any allergy specialist.Hindsight wisdom says a systematic approach is extremely important. Unfortunately ordinary doctors seek short cuts of prescribing antibiotics, or antidepressants etc instead of referring the case to a good specialist and treating the problem systematically. I was fortunate to have the right doctor who referred me to good specialists in the end. I am not saying that antidepressants etc are not helpful, but I feel that first a thorough check up should be done before doing so.
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  • You guys should be tested for C Difficile, a bacterial intestinal infection...can be found in stool samples you provide (usually 3 are required), or sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. I have all of these symptoms and my stool tested positive...have taken meds for it.
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  • i am dealing with the exact thing. upset stomache for weeks, irritability, difficulty swallowing, cold/hot. no i am not pregnant, symptoms where so bad i thought 125% i was. but after two months now, i definatly am not. another thing is my stomache is sore to touch, especially around my navel. also it makes weird noises, after i touch it, like bubbling, feels like there is water in it. also get heartburn after i mess around, push on my stomache. please let me know if you get any answers or if anyone reading this has any suggestions, please let me know.... thanks,, oh i am a 27 year old female. only medication i am on is aderol, only 10 mg. that is for a.d.d.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 16, 2008
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  • HiI came across your question. I have excess heat and cold chills sometimes, all started with stomach pain. Do you find that your upper body is hot and your feet and legs are cold? I went through many doctors, they dont know, may be some form of inflammitory disease in my case. I can't say in yours. But anyway I am getting treated at a acupuncture's office. Have you considered this? Look at this website, let me know if it sounds like your case? Look for a good acupuncture registered chinese doctor. They Will help with your symtoms. My has recently gone from a stomach ache to heat in my upper body and now heart palpatations and anxiety, sound familiar?http://acupuncture.com/conditions/stomacheache.htm
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 26, 2008
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  • Sounds similar to me. My history is:(holidaying in cairns):8-oct-08, mountainclimbing without sufficient water, got severe dehydration/hyperthermia/hypoglycemic. Collapsed, got airlifted to hospital, felt fine a few days later.~11th oct, went for a dip in a clean freshly flowing creek in cairns. don't believe i swallowed any of the water.~12th oct, got what felt like 'food poisoning' - nausea, diarrhea, passed after about 12 hours.15th oct, went for a dip in a clean freshly flowing creek in cape tribulation. don't believe i swallowed any of the water.17th oct, nausea, slight fever, light stomach upsets. Went to GP, diagnosed with gastro (there was reportedly 'a bit of it going around'), given maxalon. Cleared up reasonably well on the following morning.18th oct, whitewater rafting in tully river, got some water up nose, probably down throat.(back in brisbane):7th nov, having lunch with friends, and in 30 seconds went from feeling fine to feeling like i was about to die. lightheadedness, nausea, hot/cold sweats, tachycardia, 'sense of impending doom', slight stomach upset. Went to ER who took blood samples (only just overrange chloride, WCC, and neutrophils) and did a head CT (all clear) and returned a diagnosis of "migraine equivalent, causing anxiety attack." Gave me valium which helped, but by that evening again I was feeling just as bad.11th nov, 2nd GP returns diagnosis of relapse of gastro. Orders blood test and fecal OCP to differentiate between viral and bacterial/other etc. Blood tests all normal (no elevated white blood cells or CRP, etc, however just underrange urea and slightly overrange T bilirubin counts, OCP negative. Somewhere around this time too (can't recall when exactly) i had a severe attack of diarrhea (very watery) which was over very quickly. Glands slightly elevated, and stomach tender, no fever though still feeling hot and sweating profusely, especially from feet, and hands.14th nov, still no improvement in symptoms - feeling quite ill (severe nausea, hot/cold chills) in the morning particularly, gradually easing a little until around 4pm, then gradually increasing again until bedtime. 2nd GP gives me nexium to give stomach a chance to deal with 'whatever it is'. By this stage my stomach is producing a large volume of gas, mostly belching, and it doesn't smell particularly bad.should point out that the nexium did help a little, symptomatically, while i was on it. I had a three day course, and as soon as I stopped taking it I was back to the same symptoms as before.22nd nov, severe diarrhea in the afternoon (very very watery, again over very quickly), then a few hours later, just as I was preparing for bed, had another 'episode' like the one that started it all - went from feeling about the same to 'about to die', with hot/cold chills/shakes, severe nausea, dizzyness/lightheadedness, etc. Went to 2nd ER and was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Asked them how talking was going to help severe nausea, and they gave me a IM shot of stemetil which helped enough to let me get a few hours sleep. Also took blood samples and did basic urine test (ie, colour was normal, throw sample out), all of which were apparently normal.24th nov, 3rd GP orders more blood tests, including celiac test, everything normal (and negative for celiac) except elevated ESR (no corresponding CRP elevation though). Also orders upper abdominal ultrasound which also showed nothing unusual). Prescribes fasigyn (tinidazole) in case it's giardia (since they don't easily show up on OCP anyway). Still sweating profusely from feet and hands, in spite of no fever (always slightly elevated temperature in the .2-.3 range, but always lower than 38.) 3rd GP also prescribed stemetil tablets, since maxalon makes me all jittery and feel 'yucky'.Could be the stemetil rather than the fasigyn, but early that afternoon I started feeling markedly better. It didn't last however, and by evening I was feeling the same as I used to in the morning. This marks a change in my daily symptom progression - I now get shivers in the morning, feel hot and cold, very very nauseous, and generally hate living until about 8.45am (always at that time, no idea why) when I start to improve quite dramatically, until about 10am when I'm my best. Then I gradually decline over the course of the day, until it accellerates between about teatime and bedtime, then I'm feeling shivery, hot/cold, nauseous etc again, all through the night, until 8.45am the next morning. I changed my sleeping habbits so I get some sleep at about 10am as a result of the poor sleep I get at night :)I should point out two other things at this stage:1. I notice that my nausea gets worse just as I need to pass stools, and that it gets a lot better after I've done so.2. I have almost zero apetite, and eating food makes me feel very nauseous (in spite of not having thrown up even once yet) and probably as a result of this I've lost 6kg in the last three weeks.26th nov, 3rd GP reviews data, recommends a gastroenteroligist specialist. I have an appointment for this thursday (the 4th Dec).28th nov, at lunchtime, I notice that the daily progression of feeling worse has been a lot lot slower today. I also notice the stomach gas is less today. I'm almost still feeling okayish at about 4pm. I am feeling well enough when I go to bed to forgo the usual two panadol one stemetil medicine I normally need to get my shakes and nausea under control. Though, at about 1am, I need to take it as I'm feeling ratty again then.Saturday brings me a day when I wake up feeling hungry for the first time in weeks. I have breakfast, and still don't need medication.Sunday I start off feeling okay, but start to decline as the afternoon wears on. Still not as bad as I was last week, but still a small amount of nausea and still quite dizzy/lightheaded. Also feeling deeply fatigued. Like tired to the core of my being. Plus a difficult to describe feeling of just being generally quite unwell.Monday (today) - about the same as sunday evening.Few other general notes:1. Uncle had collitis. Controlled with medication.2. When I get the shivers, I feel a bit cold, but as soon as i stop feeling cold i get the nausea I always get when I have a fever. Also, the heat doesn't just come from the shivers - i get very hot especially on my upper back, almost up to the shoulders, and to a lesser degree over my upper chest.3. I've always had diarrhea, and in the last four years or so alternating diarrhea/constipation.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 30, 2008
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  • Hey Wazhd,Just wondering if you every got a diagnosis? I've had similar symptoms as you, lasting around 18months in total - and am desperate for a diagnosis.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
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  • Hey Wazhd, Just wondering if you every got a diagnosis? I've had similar symptoms as you, lasting around 18months in total - and am desperate for a diagnosis. Actually, not yet no. Saw gastro specialist on thursday last week, and he said it didn't sound like a gastro problem. I'm booked for a colonoscopy/gastroscopy this friday anyway just to check. I've been referred to an infectious diseases specialist - 17 Dec is earliest I can be seen apparently (can you imagine if any other profession in the world gave you weeks to wait? Like if I rang my PC supplier and said I had a problem with connecting to the internet and they said "come and see us in two weeks...??? And yet it's health?!?!! Surely that should have the fastest response of any profession!!!) Have to say though, whilst some of my symptoms would be pretty atypical if this were the case, the timeline pretty much matches glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, mono, Eppstein-Barr Virus, whatever). Been doing a ~lot~ of reading and there's very few things that really fit my symptoms, except for mild CFS/ME/whatever, but that's an everything diagnosis (the list of possible symptoms for that is like fifteen pages long and involves every body system), so that's not surprising. And anyway, Chronic EBV is suspected as a cause of CFS. But yeah, an Australian website suggests that the timeline for glandular is about 2-3 weeks of really bad symptoms, followed by 2 weeks of gradually improving symptoms, then about a month of just feeling run down. So far I'm about halfway through week 5. If the worst of the symptoms bar fatigue go away in the next 3-4 days, then it certainly makes a case for that :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
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  • I came here looking for a strange feeling, that I never thought could be possible for a human being, feeling hot and cold at the same time. First I blame the weather (today's date May/15/2009 in NYC) although I realize that it is my body, like my thermostat is broken,and I feel very cold (with cold hands and feet ) , blood pressure is fine, it is not fever, I'm taking my body temperature many times a day and it is normal... Not hypoglicemic, I neverfelt that in my whole life. I'm female, 48 yrs old and wondering, are this menopause symptoms? Also had few stomach flu episodes recently with a lot of vomiting and one of them I lost musculature control, almost passed out. This whole thing started with feeling of just being hot, I thought was fever and then now hot and cold at the same time. I cover myself and feel very hot, uncovering feeling very cold. Is this cold sweat? Also sweating with these episodes. Please comment. Thanks Clima
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