you name it i have it varying amounts of pain in varying positions of my abdomen generally across my tummy directly under my ribs i also get sudden attacks low down just above the pubic bone where its so painful i just have to run to the bathroom like i'm gonna have diarhea but nothing happens i am generally constipated when i get attacks. i tend to get diarhea if i drink alcohol and that is along with pain in my kidneys aswell (i tend to try to avoid alcohol) i get very unpleasant gas and i bloat out til i look about 6 months pregnant but i only weigh 140 lbs so i'm not fat. I find it hard shopping for clothes cos i buy something that fits then the next day its too small for me. i have had tightness down my right side of my back causing alot of pain and discomfort and right around my middle i can't drink fizzy drinks (cola, lemonade etc) it feels like it gets stuck half way down my gullet (not sure if that is normal for IBS) , not all the time but more often than not. the list is endless and on top of that i am MSG sensitive so i have to be careful what foods i eat (i don't tend to eat a lot of processed foods). Although, saying that i had a burger this evening but feeling uncomfortable and gasey atm (first one for months). My pain varies in strength and form sometimes its a heavy dull ache other times its sharp stabbing pains under my ribs on the right hand side, it was centred around there thats why i was sent for a GB scan. I also get waves of pain that only last a few minutes but they stop me in my tracks also up round the GB area.
i think that will do for now sorry if i missed anything feel free to badger me for more details
yeah i only had a ultrasound i'm in the UK so not sure if hida scan is available yeah i get a fair amount of fibre i eat alot of salad foods ie salad leaf and tomatoes, bread and potatoes i'm not a big fruit eater but i eat grapes and drink apple juice i don't necessarily eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day as they say you should do i'm not a great lover of yogurt and i don't like anything too creamy so probiotic drinks i haven't tried, anything too creamy like full fat milk even half fat milk makes me gag. I do eat cheese on a daily basis but i don't eat excessive amounts (i have heard cheese can make you constiptated. The last few days i have been very loose but haven't changed the way i eat other than i have changed my bread from white to brown i bought white cos the family preferred but i got selfish and thought stuff them lol. whenever i ate white bread i used to feel very uncomfortable i don't get that feeling eating brown bread. I don't like eating brown rice and pasta i use the wheat free varieties and use risotto rice more than any other kind (arborio). I was taking prescription strength paracetemol and codeine but the gastro doc told me to stop those as they are addictive and can cause constipation and i was also taking ibruprofen but he also told me to stop taking those so i am using an asprin based pain relief or just put up with it but saying that i haven't had a really bad attack under my ribs for a month or so now. I found something in the health food shop xs acid i think its calld it has aloe camomile and peppermint and other goodies in it and am feeling a lot more relief from that than anything the dr prescribed me.
I was under the impression that IBS doesn't cause inflamation so why did ibruprofen help when codeine didnt.
I have a follow up appointment with my GP on 6th decemeber i don't really want to be on anti depressants i would prefer more natural rememdies to relax my gut, I have problems with hormaonal meds i can't even take the contraceptive pill nothin diagnosed but my body just don't agree with anything hormonal been on anti depressants before after 4 months they were doing more harm than good that was for depression
Do you guys have problems with orange juice and dried fruits cos i can't eat them as they make me unwell and i have developed what seems to be an allergy to buttermilk although i haven't been formally tested but i can tell when i have ingested buttermilk as i get sinus head aches post nasal drip very congested and anti histamines relieve the symptoms also i can't eat pastry it gives me pain in my back.
I could relay my life story to u guys lol i'm an open book but i will stop waffling now lol
thanks for listening and taking me seriously cos sometimes i feel i'm not taken seriously people don't realise how this can be so debilitating
Bell Pepper yes lol i don't touch them. they aren't too bad cooked but raw omg the agony. i have had yellow poo in the past but not so much recently but its not as dark brown as i would have thought it should be i have also noticed jaundice in my eyes but not on a regular basis tends to be if i drink alcohol. I feel like i'm a hypochondriac telling the dr this long list of malady's some stuff has occurred since last seeing him or i hadn't noticed it before i don't like wasting peoples time.
I'm having a difficult time quiting coffee i was drinking herbal tea religiously then something happened can't remeber what and i started drinking it again if i don't have it i get tired easily i must admit the colour of my poo has gone back to brown all be it a lighter brown since drinking coffee again could that be cos of the caffeine or the coffee in general
are there any IBS sufferers that don't rattle when they walk lmao why can't pharmacists find one miracle drug that works for all alot of meds are a loads BS from what i have discovered and what i have read on here.
mebeverin which i am prescibed seems to make my gas and pain worse if anything.
I have been waiting so long for a diagnosis and i'm still suffering *shakes head* it seems that drs only know what they are doing when there is something in the lab report or there is something obvious to diagnose