Still having pain after a week on liquid diet

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Veebo
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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   

I am having pain when I eat now and I am not sure what is going on.  As background, over the past month I had what I would call a pretty bad flare up.  Lots of BM and pain but no D.  Then I had a lots of bleeding and mucous.    So I called my GI and a few days later I was have another colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy.  The results were normal…which is a good thing but I don’t know why I was having all the pain and BMs.  I did not eat much after the tests and the next day when I ate dinner I wound up being doubled over in pain about 20 minutes after I ate.  After about an hour or two the pain calmed down.  So I decided that I may need a little break from solid foods.  All last week I maintained a pretty much liquid diet…jello, ensure…etc and I had one of the best weeks ever.  I was hungry but my stomach felt so much better and I got down to only 2 BMs a day.  Over the weekend I at a GF waffle for breakfast one day and I was ok with that and then yesterday I ate dinner and again pain about 30 minutes after eating and then continual sharp pains all night long, woke up in the middle of the night sweating and feeling like I was going to have D…which I did not have.  This morning I had about 5 BMs.  I at breakfast (rice cereal) and my stomach again hurt…so back to the liquids I go.  Since they did all these scopes a week ago that were normal I am starting to wonder if I am just crazy.  I had a CT Scan in May and that was normal as well.  Could something like a partial blockage pop up this quickly?  The only other thing that I thought was weird was when I did my prep for the colon everything was clear but I kept having bad stomach cramps…when I got up in the morning I had D and for the life of me I could not figure out where it had come from.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Veebo
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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That could very well be but my Dr. does not seem to think it is a flare he does not know what the deal is. I am bothered because I know there are other places where things could be flaring up that he does not see with the scopes. Should he be doing some bloodwork or something to look for inflammation markers? I am just so tired of doctors.

brghtii
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   Posted 9/22/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
veebo, I just had blood work done and it came back totally normal.  Actually the words my doc used were "If I didn't know I would think you were an 18yo athelte".  So what is the pain from?  I know I had active stuff in Feburary wehn they did a scope.  There are no markers currently for ANYTHING.  Yet, I have mass pain. 
 
I hope they find what is really going on with you!  Keep us posted.
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Keeper
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   Posted 9/22/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a guess - maybe you are allergic to something you ate? The connection between eating and the pain looks a bit suspicious. The bad stomach cramps looks a bit like IBS is involved too - that is just a general touchiness of the bowel and even gas can be irritating. Possibly there could be a stomach ulcer present? But then you would expect that anything you ate would cause pain. Other possibilities would be pancreatitis or gallstones. Bug your PCP.

Veebo
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well actually I have celiac disease so gluten makes me sick...lactose too. I am certainly not eating any gluten or lactose but the pain that I get does remind me of the bloating pain I used to get a few years ago before I went gluten free/lactose free. I don't know what is going on because I drank an ensure and it tore me up today where as I was fine with them all last week. I think my body just hates food anymore. Blaaaarg

d2parrotperson
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   Posted 9/23/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found that things I thought were safe for me to eat, and always had been, will one day up and give me a flare. It seems that nothing is ever safe all the time. I am in the same boat as you btw. I have eaten very little in the past 9 days.

I suggest you take another look at your diet. I have had Ensure give me flares too.
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   Posted 9/23/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
There is the possibility that you are eating too much of something like sugar or starch. The enzymes for digesting things can be insufficient to digest large amounts of the same kind of food, especially if you are having digestive problems. Undigested food can cause irritating bacteria to proliferate.
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