Borborygmi - my god please HELP me!!!

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Sofee
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   Posted 8/11/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, this is most likely the 2nd or 3rd post that I have done on this topic - and I am greatly sorry for the repeativeness, but I am suffering from MAJOR Borborygmi or what is also known as stomach gurggling - more like volcano like sounds or "coffee maker" sounds and it happens all the time. Every time I put something in my mouth! Even tooth paste when I brush my teeth.
It is ridiculous!!! I have used GAS-X and I take codine, and I take aphidolophis, and I take tylenol.
I have tried soo many things and nothing seems to get rid of it and it is DRIVING ME INSANE!!!
I am wondering if there is anything or any way to reduce this annoyance surgically?
Could it be a result from narrowing?
I have no colon anymore, its gone.
But I do often get a slight pain in my lower right side, and I am thinking that there is some serious narrowing going on there.
What happens if a narrowed section goes undetected?
I have been experiencing this for a few months now...
My next GI appt. is in Edmonton on the 26th and I hope the hell I can get an end to this - as I have had enough!!!
I have done all I can and nothing seems to work.
33 yr. old female CANADIAN
dx with UC October 1998
had temp j-pouch: '98-'99
disease free & back to norm: '99-'07
dx. with CD March 2009
Currently taking: Remicade mthly & Imarun


In my next life: I want to be a big beautiful oak tree or something like that... so I can live off of just sunshine and water.

ivy6
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   Posted 8/11/2010 11:40 PM (GMT -7)   
No advice, Sofee; just sympathy and a bump for you.

Good luck at your appointment. I hope you can get some useful help.
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missnuts
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   Posted 8/12/2010 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sofee, I can relate to this awful noise. I am surprised you can't hear it now as I type this post ! It is also very uncomfortable for most of the time and dam painful for the rest. I too have narrowings and wondered if that was what the pain was about, I get pain on the lower left which stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away. Seeing a surgeon tomorrow to talk about possible resection or strictureplasty as meds (Remicade, Methotrexate etc) don't seem to be having much effect. fingers crossed for us both.

Sniper
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   Posted 8/12/2010 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I gave up trying to stop the noise long ago. Dosen't seem to hurt anything but my pride so I dont worry as much as I use to. I just call it music to dance to, or ,,,The Thing. Ask your doc, and stay near noisy things like the TV, blinder, or power tool.
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grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 8/12/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sofee, I had no idea that sound coming from inside me actually had a name! No advice for you either, unfortunately. With all the symptoms that crohn's brings on, the gurgling sound, while embarrassing and annoying, is not particularly painful, so I've never really worried about it. Have you ever asked your Dr about it? What does he/she say?
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

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crohnielass
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I had gurgling when I had strictures it was so loud like a drain the only way I got rid of it was surgery Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
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carmen
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   Posted 8/12/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have 3 feet of my large bowel removed in 1987....I have gurgling all the time too.....I have it alot on the left side where I am connected.
I hate this!
 
I wish we could all wake up and feel free in our bodies. I have no idea what that is like!
 
Thanks
Carmen

ivy6
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   Posted 8/12/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
On a silly note, we could try insulating ourselves against the noise by wrapping ourselves in bubble wrap...?

I'm laughing with you, Sofee, not at you. The gurgling is distressing, but worse (from my point of view, anyway), it is so uncomfortable and painful!

I'd be interested to know if you can get any tips from your doctor on this.

Ivy.
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artist guy
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   Posted 8/12/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
i too had no idea there was a name to that, when first saw the thread I thought, what is that, a type of med's.

artist guy

Sofee
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   Posted 8/13/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there guys - thanks 4 the support - yes - i will be sure to keep ya all "informed" as to what my GI says when I have my appointment in a few weeks. And YES Ivy I have really really thought of using something like bubble wrap to "hide" the noise.
If you end up seeing someone on the news wrapped in layers upon layers of bubble wrap with a heading of "Canadian lady gone crazie with bubble wrap?" or something like that - well, that will be me!
Often I sleep with a pillow over my stomach to hide the noise so it doesn't wake me, and YES it is very uncomfortable and so very very distracting. I am sure the people I work with will remember me by the chic with the LOUD gut noises...let's just say I like to frequent places with loud music or something like that so people can't hear the noises coming from within me.
On another note: maybe I should carry a portable stero around with me everywhere I go and play some tunes loud so that no one can hear the "coffee maker" noises... hell I guess we could go on forever with the possibilities... :o)
33 yr. old female CANADIAN
dx with UC October 1998
had temp j-pouch: '98-'99
disease free & back to norm: '99-'07
dx. with CD March 2009
Currently taking: Remicade mthly & Imarun


In my next life: I want to be a big beautiful oak tree or something like that... so I can live off of just sunshine and water.

ivy6
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 8/13/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
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