Increasing upper GI problems?!?!?!?

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GAWZ
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   Posted 10/13/2005 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I posted my long...very long story before.  I am sure no one remebers so:
 
I have had IBS since I was about 14 years old and I am 23 now.  I am also in the medical field.  I had all the tests you can think of.  EGD with biopsy and colonoscopy with biopsy, blood tests, stool test, ect.  All negative.  GI doc told me to take fiber pills.  I did that.  It helps more than I thought.  This was 4 months ago.  Now I am having increased pain the the stomach area.  Right under my ribs on the left.  I have had increasing nausea and anorexia (lack of appetite.... anorexia nervosa is the eating disorder).  This comes with less lower GI symptoms then b4.  I still have urgency problems but my frequency problems seem to be solved with the fiber.  I have heard that this can go with IBS, but it is new to me.  I also have heartburn.  I go to the GI monday.  I have also been having burning durning BMs and slightly yellow/almost orange color to my stool.  Could be an increase in bile.  May need something like Nexium.... but I am also going to ask for a drug for cramping and D.  They are not supposed to be taken together - so I hear.  Anyone have any experience with it?  By the way TUMS is not working when I take it.  Neither is pepto or pepcid.

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   Posted 10/13/2005 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gawz, nice to see you again.
Have you thought about maybe trying calcium? I hear it really helps with the cramping, bloating, bile (?) & D. Since you can't mix meds, that may be a way to go.
Maybe your nausea and heartburn are caused by acid reflux. Have you tried Tagament or Prilosec OTC?
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GAWZ
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   Posted 10/13/2005 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I take calcium and Tagament used to work when it was RX strength.

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   Posted 10/13/2005 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmm.... If tagament and/or Prilosec doesn't work then I would for sure ask your doc for Prevacid (or something similar).
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GAWZ
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   Posted 10/13/2005 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
yea if he gives it to me.... if not ill have to steal the samples from my work.

Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/14/2005 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like a gallbladder problem. Yellow burning stools are a sure sign. Tell your GI doc that you have yellow stools. I had my gallbladder out 3 years ago. I still have IBS problems, but the pain under my rib is much better. Recovery from surgery only took 3 days or so. I had it done on a Thursday and was back at my bookkeeping job on Monday. Good luck with GI doc on Monday. Patty

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   Posted 10/14/2005 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
My gall bladder pain was in my right shoulder and across my diaphram. Good luck trying to get most G.I.s to agree that's gall bladder pain. They think gall bladder pain can only happen in the right rib cage, but my mother--who is a nurse--says pain can always radiate--which is what mine did.

Patty from Ks
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   Posted 10/14/2005 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
The last month before I was diagnose the pain was every where. The meal that made me get demanding with my doc was chicken alfedo at olive garden. The pain hit so hard I couldn't get up from the table. My grandfather and Aunt on my mothers side died of stomach cancer. I got tough with my PCP and insisted I see a GI. He guess it was gall bladder and sent me for a hydro scan (sp) came back 18%. Bye Bye gall bladder.

GAWZ
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   Posted 10/14/2005 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmmmmmm.... this is only sometimes with the yelowish stool. And also - no pain in the gall bladder area. Also no what is called "rebound tenderness" when you push on the gall bladder area - this is a sign that the gall bladder has problems. Now this could be the problem with my new onset of nausea too... I will see what he says. He should have seen something on my EGD .... I would think. They go somewhat into the gallbladder.

Keriamon
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   Posted 10/14/2005 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have any tenderness with my gall bladder. And, like I said, my pain went across my diaphram and hurt equally on the left, right and center parts of my body.

My symptoms came and went based on whether my gall bladder was functioning or whether it decided to stop functioning. When it was fine, normal poops. When it wasn't, bile poops. And lots of them.

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   Posted 10/15/2005 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi GAWZ,
Prior to my DH's gallbladder coming out because of stones, he didn't associate his pains with any particular side of his abdomen. He says that he had a whole abdomen pain and it was very intense. We don't have much on the left upper side of our abdomens. You may also request your doctor check your pancreas and spleen. An enlarged spleen can cause sharp pains on the upper left quadrant of the abdomen.
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GAWZ
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   Posted 10/15/2005 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
The pains in the LUQ come after eathing and just before bowell movements? They dont feel like gas pains. They are also associated with nausea.
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