Anyone else get this kind of flareup?

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/23/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I've gotten this type of flareup for years, been followed by a gastroenterologist and neurologist, and have gotten no specific diagnosis.
My FM (and drs suspect something else, possibly CP)  hits me in various places and this time 'chose' my upper body. It started with  'urgent' bathroom rushes and much soreness across the intestines down to the pelvic region and some in my back. This has eased daily and I have only slight soreness across the intestinal area today. I 'm slowly getting my diet back to normal.  The stiffness also hit my back 'big time' but thankfully left my feet and legs alone this time! I blame all this on the cold weather which has caused my body to spasm for years, though I know flu bugs are around.
Does anyone else with FM get this?? My intestines felt like they were swelling inside me (I'm sure they were in spasm) and that area remains quite tender a couple days til it slooooowly goes away entirely. At its worst, I feel like I should be cuddling a pillow to my stomach area. Feels so good when it goes away!

donnaeil
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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes have spasms in that area in the morning. Lots of folks with fibro have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is one of the symptoms.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohn's along with fibro and I do get that.  It almost feels like there is a twist in the bowel.  It has gone on for several days and then it seems to work it's way out again and I'm fine.  But, yes, the abdomen is tender...almost like someone kicked you!  Let your doctor know what is going on, too.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it cramping or spasms??? I have cramping so bad sometimes I almost pass out and have. It feels like my guts are being ripped out of me and I get soreness for a few days. After the holidays I'm having a colonoscopy and sonogram of my small intestines. Recently I have had a burning along with the cramps clear up to my stomach. Really weird.
 
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/23/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm glad to know others can relate, though I'm not happy about your pain!

I seem to get spasms more than cramping. Had a bit of cramping with the loose stools, but then again it's also 'that' time of the month, so who knows?

I had a laparoscopy and the gynecologist/surgeon later told me I have an 'interesting,' intricate, rather odd, twisted intestinal pattern. Sherrine, maybe you have the same?

Marlee, best of luck with your tests!

Thanks all, and a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Sure thankful you are all 'out there.'


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/23/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I do.  I have a huge peristomal hernia and over half my intestines are outside the abdominal cavity and this cannot be repaired.  So, my intestines can twist easily so that's what I think may be going on with me. 
 
Sherrine
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/23/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch!  Sorry to hear that.  Hope you're doing OK.  God bless!
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