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jamief
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2005 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all. This is my first time posting on the IBS forum. I'm on the crohns forum, and I have went into remission from it (at least thats what my GI says) and have also been diagnosed with IBS. I posted a similar thread on the crohns forum, but since this possibly could be IBS related I thought I'd bring it to the experts. I have "attacks" about two to three times a week (more or less cramping and D and gas). But I've also noticed (regular or D bm) I have this horrible sharp pain in my lower left side that starts when the feeling to go first comes on to hours after the fact. I wanted to know if this was normal for people with IBS and how to deal with it. I'm on hyocycamine for the cramping but that doesnt work all the time. I take gasx pills for the pain when that doesn't work and it really doesn't work either heh. Right now I guess I'm in a whole lotta not working phase hahahaha. I dont' know much about IBS and I guess now is the time to start. Have they linked it to anything? Anything close to a "cure"? My GI just sort of writes it off as something that cannot be controlled and has stuck me to just dealing with it. I dont know, its all really confusing. Anything would be so very helpful. Thank you all for reading my post, and I hope to talk to you all soon!
 
Jamie

bunnybabe
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2005 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
yup, my doc pretty much left me in the dark...
my pain always starts on my lower left side, i too am on hyocycamine for the cramps and for me it post-pones my attacks a bit... (if that makes any sense...) my pain feels like a charley horse and kinda just stays that way--so far i have no "relief" from it, but i have been managing a lot better. for me so far (but i am VERY new--some others on this forum are well-versed on the subject and can give you some excellent advice...) it is diet, yoga/exercise, and rest. i drink a lot of chamomile & peppermint tea during attacks. acidophilus has been helping me...
i hope you feel better!!
i didnt know IBS moved to crohns people, i thought IBS was a blanket statement of "we don't know what is wrong with you.." huh....
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


bunnybabe
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2005 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry, meant to finish with "huh, you learn something every day..."

--bunny


feel better jaime!!
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


jamief
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2005 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
heh yeah, its still the blanket statement. right now its my GI's way of saying "There is no visible crohns disease at the moment, so you have ibs". from july of last year til feb of this year ibs was to blame for everything, until they did a colonoscopy and found crohns disease. now that its "gone" he says that i have ibs as well. which he said after the scope? yeah, its one big ball of confusion. i honestly think my GI doesn't have a clue, but what can you do? Also my first meeting with him, he said, you have ibs, thats probably all it is, but were going to do a scope just to make you feel better. gotta love those docs.

7Lil
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2005 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jamief, welcome to the IBS board! Sorry you got stuck with IBS and Crohn's. Having digestive trouble is a real pain in the rear (literally).
Doctors don't know much about IBS except that there is no cure.... sorry. That is a real bummer for all of us here. They do, however, think it could be linked to recent surgeries, a round of antibiotics or food poisoning. I, personally, didn't have any of the above (I have a hunch though how/when my IBS started - let me just say I was a dumb teenager "experimenting" too much). Anyway, everything you described is pretty much the norm for IBSers. Many people with IBS are on anti-spasmodics for the pain and calcium for the D. I take Digestive Advantage for IBS and probiotics. They seem to help.
Are you happy with your doc? Have you gotten a second opinion about your diagnosis?
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