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gacatlanta
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   Posted 12/24/2005 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had constant IBS-D for 6 months, not a single normal bowel movement in that time. Colonoscopy showed nothing and specialist said "I'm not sure what's wrong" and told me to come back in a year. Taking cholesteramine powder to give some relief from diarrhea and add some bulk to bowel movements. Lomotil does not help. Pamine Forte does not help. Calcium does not help. Yogurt has not helped. Can't seem to tie this to what I eat as I can eat nothing all day, eat a normal meal and head straight for the bathroom before I finish eating and have diarrhea or I can eat taco chips & salsa and not be bothered at all. I plan my life around where the restroom is in every place I go or where the next gas station is when I'm in my car. I have no sex life any more as I am always having diarrhea and that area of my anatomy is just unattractive, off-limits, leaking diarrhea, and not any fun to be near. I don't get a decent night's sleep because I'm up many times a night with diarrhea. I'm running from my desk to the restroom while at work to have diarrhea. I feel nauseated yet hungry because all my food passes thru so quickly - yet I'm not losing weight but gaining. If any doctor asked for a "stool specimen" right now, he'd get a jar of mucous-like liquid poo with not one piece of solid matter. I've had tests for parasites (negative). Even after eating and drinking nothing but water for 24 hours I can still produce foul-smelling poo. I disgust myself with this mess - I can only imagine how my sweet & loving fiance feels about me. I am 55 years old and not ready to check in to the nursing home and wear Depends Undergarments 24/7. But some days I wonder if there are any solutions out there for me. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  confused

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   Posted 12/24/2005 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi gacatlanta,
Welcome to HealinWell!  :-)

I am so sorry to hear how much IBS is troubling you and impacting your life.  I really hope you will find the help you are looking for here.
For starters, I can't believe your specialist (I assume a gastroenterologist?) told you to wait a year before going back.  What a quack!  You need help.  Maybe finding a new doc wouldn't be a bad idea.
Have you tried calcium and probiotics religiously?  It is imparative to be consistent when taking anything for IBS.  Instead of eating yogurt to get your necessary probiotic intake, have you tried the supplements?  Taking at least 5 billion live cultures a day wouldn't be a bad idea for you.
Same goes for calcium.  Did you take calcium with magnesium?  Magnesium works to counteract the constipating effects of calcium.  Maybe you can get a brand without magnesium.  Have you read lnape's post about how to take calcium?  It is long and extremely informative.  Here it is if you haven't already seen it:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=26&m=346137

What about good ol' fashioned Imodium?  Do you ever take it to give you a break?

I really hope we'll be able to help you here.  Take care.


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Post Edited (7Lil) : 12/24/2005 7:45:30 PM (GMT-7)


Toadman
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   Posted 12/24/2005 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
gacatlanta, I have the same problem pretty much for the past 30 years.  Wish I could help.  Ray

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   Posted 12/25/2005 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the D problems too , but not to the extreme you have desribed, but you got my attention when you wrote you were gaining not losing, thats me too, I dont eat that much, have d, and why the weight gain??? I am guessing with all my other issues and pain, the lack of exercise is the culprit, cant burn much off, I try to strectch each night and go for awalk, and stuff like that, but cannot do heavy aerobics like I used to. And I am 36 and ready for depends!! So I feel for you, I hope you find the right combo of relief for you, hang in there...
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joci
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   Posted 12/25/2005 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I HAVE IBS D TO I CANT EVEN EXPLAIN HOW BAD ID B HERE ALL NIGHT LOL! I ALSO WAS XCHECKED 4 PARASITES I THOUGHT 4 SURE IT WAS THAT. IM TAKING CHOLESTYRAMINE 2 A DAY, ITS A DRINK OR HIGH CHOLESTOL BUT IT WILL HELP TURN UR BOWEL MOVEMENTS HARDER IM ALSO ON ELAVIL WHICH I USE 2 TAKE I WAS FORCED 2 GO BACK ON IT CUZ ITS NUMBER 1 CHOICE 4 TTHIS. FROM COMBINING THEM IM FINALLY FINDING RELIEF! I TRIED LOMOTIL, LOTRONEX - THATS LIKE THE LAST CHOICE, AFTER TRYING EVERY OTHER MED, EVEN THAT DIDNT WORK! ALSOMIGHT WANNA CHECK SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDS UR ON, I GOT FIBRO SO UM ON NEURONTIN AND THEY SAID IT COULD B MAKING IT WORST!! IT HELPS MY PAIN THOUGH SO I DIDNT STOP IT.THERES A MED CALLED LIBREX I THINK THAT HELPED BUT DRY MOUTH TERRIBLE CUZ ITS ALREADY DRY SO I CULDNT TAKE IT, IT ONLY HELPED W THE DRINK
THEY PROB TELL U 2 TAKE FIBER 2 ADD BULK DONT IT GETS WORST AND FRUITS MAKE ME WORST YOGURT ALSO. AR U ON ANXIETY-DEPRESSION DRUGS MOST HELP ALONG WITH SOMETHING ELSE BUT EFFEXOR AND CYMBALTA MADE ME WORST. IF U WANNA CHAT U CAN E MAIL ME AT SEXIJOCI@AOL.COM. WHERE R U FROM? I HAD 2 C 3 GI DRS TILL 1 FINALLY GAVE ME SOMETHING THAT WORKED SO CHANGE DR IF UR NOT FETTING ANYWERE
love to hear from u.
                           
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feelinglousy
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   Posted 12/26/2005 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Gacatlanta - I've had almost exactly the same symptoms as you for the past 2 months. Toadman - you are scaring me, because I don't know if I can deal with this problem another week, let alone 30 years! So far, the colonoscopy showed nothing. Nothing found in stool or blood work. Upper GI showed no inflammation. What other tests can be done? Is IBS the only answer? I know having these symptoms for over 2 months isn't really that long as compared to many, but it is really taking an emotional toll on me. The only meds the Doctor has given me so far is Lonox and Donnatol, neither of which really help. I am glad I found this board because it is comforting to see I am not alone. Feel better everyone!

7Lil
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   Posted 12/26/2005 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi feelinglousy,
Welcome to the board! :-)
It seems you got pretty much all the tests done. The only thing next would be to check your gallbladder. Have you had an ultrasound or hidascan?
Are you taking any probiotics or calcium to help control the D?
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feelinglousy
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   Posted 12/26/2005 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 7Lil,

My Gastro has not checked my gallbladder as of yet. I just had the upper GI on Thursday, so I expect that he'll order more tests this week. I have not had an ultrasound or hidascan either. I did buy acidophilus in the chewable form. Tried it for a couple of days, but it seemed that my symptoms got worse, so I stopped taking it. I especially saw an increase in gas. I figured I would wait and see what my Gastro had to say. One thing I didn't mention in my previous post is that about 4 months ago, I started taking Synthroid (25 mcg, the lowest level) for a very mild hypo-thyroid problem. The bowel problems started about 2 months after that. I asked my Endocrinologist if that could cause my irritable bowel issues and he said not really. Anyway, I decided to stop taking the Synthroid (since it is not critical for me to take) to see if the symptoms subside. It has been only 4 days since I stopped it and still no signs of relief from the irritable bowel. I suppose the Synthroid might take a couple of weeks to get out of my system, so I'll have to wait and see. My irritable bowel symptoms definitely get worse if I over-eat. The weird thing is that I still have an appetite and find myself hungry more often (probably because the food doesn't stay in me long). Anyway, thanks so much for the hello. I am sure this site will be a great help to me, both informationally and emotionally.

7Lil
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   Posted 12/26/2005 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have come to the conclusion that doctors don't always know what they are talking about. From my own experience, of course. I'm not saying you shouldn't follow your doctors orders, but I highly recommend doing some research. Only after I did a bunch of research did I find that birth control pills can cause hair loss and disrupt digestion. Both of which I have. NONE of my docs even gave it a second thought when I brought it up months ago. So now I am experimenting.
I hope getting off the Synthroid will not affect you in a negative way (since it is probably against doctors orders). With that said.... Give it some more time to wear off. Also, the probiotics do make you gassy at first. It is always good to start with a low dose and work your way up. For example, take 1 billion live cultures a day up to 2 times a day. Then after a week or so, work your way up to 3-5 billion live cultures a day. It is just like taking fiber - your body needs time to get used to it. Please note that taking probiotics cannot harm you. They are what our intestines need to function properly. Most people with IBD take them to help control their symptoms.
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feelinglousy
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   Posted 12/27/2005 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 7Lil, Thanks so much for the information. I will try the probiotics again. I have a quick question about the Gall Bladder. Is pain in the middle of your back a symptom? I've had the irritable bowel about 2 months now and pain in the middle of my back for about 1 month. The back pain never goes away, so I am not sure if it is a muscle strain or something internal. It hurts mostly when I try bending forward or backward. I mentioned it to my Doc, but he didn't react at all to it. My bowel habits are changing daily now. I can have D to partially formed one day, to D an entire day, to no D at all. The sharp pain in my stomach and the spasms are about the same however. Any thoughts about the back pain? Thanks again for all your help.

7Lil
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   Posted 12/27/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
The thing with pain is that it can come from anything, anywhere. Some people with gallbladder problems have pain only in the abdomen. Others have it radiating down their legs, across their arms or up near their shoulders. Our body is an intricate machine that if one part is out of whack it can throw everything else off.
My point is that I really can't say what I think is causing your pain. It could be IBS, it could be your gallbladder, it could be a number of things. I really do think you should bring it up to your doc again. Be persistent - after all, you are paying HIM (or her).
Wish I could help. Good luck!
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   Posted 12/27/2005 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Gacatlanta (and some others of you) may want to do research on "gastric dumping." That's when your stomach empties out too fast and everything passes through your entire system too quickly and you end up with diarrhea and other problems caused by underdigested food. You also will want to eat all of the time because you can't stay full for any length of time. I *think* there may be medicines to slow your digestive tract down. They should be able to test for it as well by having you eat something radioactive and then track how fast it's moving through your system.

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   Posted 12/27/2005 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
http://ezinearticles.com/?Dumping-Syndrome:-The-Dirty-Secret-Gastric-Bypass-Patients-Keep&id=36837

Here's an atricle I found where a woman describes her gastric dumping symptoms. Hers are due to having had gastric bypass surgery, but I would think dumping would be the same regardless of ultimate cause. It looks like it gets the most attention with people who have had GBS, but I can't see why dumping wouldn't happen naturally too. Note the eating recommendations she has at the bottom of her article; maybe they will help. The other thing I have seen is that you should eat very small amounts of food many times a day; "grazing," if you will. At least when your stomach dumps things out, there won't be a lot of it (although it looks like only larger amounts of food actually trigger a dump).

gacatlanta
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   Posted 12/27/2005 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions and responses. I'm so glad I found this site. So often when you have a problem like this you feel so very alone and can't really discuss it with outsiders because they really don't understand what it feels like. All of you know exactly what I'm talking about without any explanations. What a relief that is for me!!! I had my gall bladder removed 5 years ago and my digestive problems have gotten much worse since then. I'm also under a lot of stress as I lost my job in May and I've been working a temp job since then while trying to locate full-time permanent employment, trying to pay my bills, etc. I'm sick of job hunting and at my age (56) it is not easy to find a job. 2005 has been a rough year for me in many ways and IBS-D has not helped. Or maybe it's just a response to my upside-down life. But with all the medications I take for depression, anxiety, etc. I would think my body would calm down but my intestines/stomach do not. Constant indigestion, gastric reflux, and my diarrhea make me want to give up on eating. I can get all of it from a glass of water. I will try adding probiotics to my system and see if they help. Have not tried that. Keep the suggestions and ideas rolling in. I appreciate your help. Gail

flybullseye
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   Posted 12/27/2005 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Gacatlanta,
Are you from atlanta?? I am...just curious, it's in your user id.

Anyway, I'm sorry you're having problems but it's posts like yours that make my decision more and more firm about my gallbaldder! They want to do a hida scan on my gallbladder and the GI says if it's not functioning at 37%, they want to take it out. I don't think it's my gallbladder. I think it's my birth control. Regardless, I already have really bad IBS-D and I don't need anymore problems in that area and I think if they took out my gallbladder, I would just get worse!!

I hope you get better, soon!! I also have constant indigestion with my hiatal hernia and GERD AND the IBS-D!! Definitely add the probiotics. You might not be able to tell a difference for a month or two but they will help, eventually. I have been on them now for 2 months and they're finally kicking in, I think. I'm less bloated and gassy. I still wake up in the middle of the night with reflux and stomach upset, but during the day, I'm having less attacks. You could try the Calcium, too, since your gallbladder is out. The calcium upsets my stomach but it might work for you.

HTH! Get well Soon!!
Michelle :)

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   Posted 12/27/2005 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Joci,

I tried Elavil this week and I managed to completely lose my appetite in 2 days and couldn't eat anything because I was SOOOO nauseated!!! I don't know why I am having these side effects?!?! I had to come off of it and I'm finally able to eat again. I won't ever touch that drug again!!!! I was on it for 2 years, no problems, did great! I came off if it, the IBS came back and now I can't take the elavil anymore!! I don't know what's going on!! I'm on levsin right now. I tried Pamine Forte, too and it didn't do jack for my pain and attacks! It was actually TRIGGERING my attacks half the time. I have been on Levsin since college, so I guess I will just stick with it, even though it's not the best!!

Michelle :)

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   Posted 12/28/2005 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Gacatlanta: if you are post-gall bladder, get to a G.I. and make him prescribe you Welchol. It's a cholesterol medicine that has an interesting side affect: it binds up bile. Which means that for people like you and me who don't have a gall bladder and who have excessive amounts of bile, it takes care of it. I'm on it, my mother-in-law is on it and I turned another girl on this forum onto it and we're all right as rain now. You can take it daily to prevent bile diarrhea or you can take it as needed to prevent it (like when you eat something you know is going to bother you) or you can even take it after you start having problems in order to clear them up. One pill and 30 minutes usually stops most of my problems. I've heard it's not really a great cholesterol medicine; I think they should advertise it exclusively as a post-gall bladder medicine.

It would help people who still have their gall bladders too--at least to keep them from having so much diarrhea--but it won't do anything for the pain of a spasaming gall bladder. I tell you, after 5 years of intense pain and terrible sickness, I am very glad to have my gall bladder out and don't regret doing it in the least. I had diarrhea when I had it, so I'm really no worse off than before in that regards, only now I don't hurt horrendously.

Michelle (fly), did you see my post on heartburn meds and that certain types of heartburn meds cause a serious increased risk of catching c. difficile, which is a bad bacteria that leads to diarrhea and IBS symptoms? Also, your gall bladder can be causing your heartburn. My G.I.'s N.P. told me that sometimes bile goes up and causes acid reflux. When it goes down it causes diarrhea. Getting your gall bladder out may or may not lessen your acid reflux, but you shouldn't be any worse off afterwards. Like I said, my diarrhea didn't get worse after I had my gall bladder out and at the very least I stopped having those middle-of-the-night attacks that caused me so much pain. I also stopped getting nauseated and stopped feeling overly full after a bite or two of food. And once I got on the Welchol, the diarrhea stopped. Now I'm having to regulate how much Welchol I take on a day-to-day basis to keep from being constipated. Can you imagine constipation?

Caffeine is often a trigger for people with bad gall bladders and even for people without them. It bothered me when I had a GB and even now I can't do caffeine. You ladies may want to try giving it up to see if it helps lessen your diarrhea and acid reflux attacks. The other thing that is a trigger is fat. But I can tell you from experience that it's hard to find a balance between too much fat and too little. I went on a low fat diet and got severely constipated. But when I'm having normal BMs, the fat from a pizza can give me diarrhea (unless I'm on my Welchol). So you may want to give up some fattening (especially greasy) foods to see if that helps some. Pizza is a big one, but so is anything fried and pretty much all fast food. Milk products make some people worse--even no-fat milk products--but I happen not to be one of them and I eat my sour cream and yogurt full fat. I'm about of the opinion that regular fat--like that in milk--isn't so bad. I think maybe that partially hydrogenated crap they cook everything in now is a big trigger. That may be why I was always able to tolerate Chick-Fil-A out of all of the fast food fried places: they deep fry in peanut oil which is acutally one of those good fats (like olive oil and avocados, etc.).

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   Posted 1/5/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Gacatlanta,

I would like to help you if I can with the calcium just send me an email and let me know what meds you may be on and I can send you the calcium info again and it you take the right kind and stay consistent with it for a while it can really help. Since having the gall bladder out the calcium can help to soak up some of the excess bile you may have now and relieve the acid burning and diarrhea.

Linda

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   Posted 1/17/2006 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   
    Hello!!!!! I have had IBS-D since I was 15, so 8 years now!!! I have tried a few herbal things, nothing helped for longer that 2 weeks. I started taking 'Digestive Advantage IBS' a few months ago, all it's really done is, OK It makes me constipated for about 5 days then I have horrible D for about 3 days, over and over. My doctor just pescribed me WelChol for the D, and I've stopped taking the DA IBS. Has anyone heard of Welchol for IBS? Does it work? What dose do you recommend? (my doc didn't know, she said to just ask others basically) PLEASE help if u can!!! I NEED IT!!!!!!! 

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   Posted 1/17/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi turbo,
Welcome to HealingWell!  :-)
Welchol is for high cholesterol, but incidentally works for diarrhea (D) as well.  Many people who have D from a bad gallbladder, or no gallbladder, are prescribed Welchol to help control their daily D.  Keriamon is a member here and she takes Welchol to control her D.  She is a huge advocate of it and I'm sure she'll be on here shortly to give you a better understanding.
Take care.
 


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Keriamon
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   Posted 1/18/2006 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Well Lil pretty much said it all. When you have a bad gall bladder or none at all, you have problems with too much bile or getting it at the wrong time. The Welchol binds up the bile so it keeps you from having diarrhea. If you don't have bile diarrhea, I don't know that it will help you. It can be constipating to normal people, but that's because it keeps their normal levels of bile from further digesting their food (which is how it keeps you from absorbing cholesterol) and can make them constipated that way. Bile diarrhea, by the way, is yellowish in color (the more bile, the yellower it gets) and it usually burns.

My g.i. told me to take a pill once a day and increase it if needed. He actually wrote my prescription so I could take one before every meal and snack (100 pills a month). There's another girl on here who just got on it and her doctor has her taking 6 pills a day and it's fixed her without constipating her. I just take one in the mornings, although I occasionally need to take a second one if my stomach is upset for some reason or I eat something that bothers it.

My recommendation to you is to take one first thing in the morning and give it 30 minutes to work. If you develop diarrhea after that, take another, wait 30 minutes, take another one and so on until you stop having diarrhea. If you end up taking three pills, then plan on taking three pills a day. If you are worse in the morning, you may want to take two first thing then a second one mid-morning or lunchtime.

Be forewarned that you will have to adjust your dosage over time because you may go through a bad period and need to add an extra dose or you may go through a good spell and need to not take as much. You're taking too much if you get constipated. You're not taking enough if you have diarrhea. It's that simple. :-) And there's nothing at all wrong with adjusting your dosage on a daily basis; if you're about to eat something that you know will bother you worse than usual, then take a pill right before you eat it to head it off at the pass, if you will.

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   Posted 5/10/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
i had constant diahrrea many years ago and it was attributed to hyperthyroidism. The doctors want to treat symptoms and do not give proper blood tests. Hyperthyroidism can show itself in many forms, it can also affect your spinal column. i know because i had a doctor who wanted to do a spinal fusion and thank goodness for my coworker who said adamantly 'don't do it". I then had some left over propyl and that cured the tbl. please have all kinds of medical tests, blood tests done before embarking on meds. please have your endocrine sys checked out before taking med to cure symptoms.

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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
I take welchol and used to take the questran you are talking about. The welchol has helped IMMENSELY! It might be something to look into :) Hoping you're having a better day today

Mala
26 years old, living in Chicago, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, 2 failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Welchol, Align, Lunesta, Oxycodone, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D
 
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   Posted 5/11/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gacatlanta, Im also 50, engaged and on Fmla fo IBS -D. You need to get a new doc. I went thru the same situation a couple of years ago. I went to spec.and had test done then couldnt get any answeres. Do you have a family Dr? Go to your family and see if he can get results of test. You paid for all the test, dont let this Dr. brush you off. If he wont treat you then make him send the results to another. My spec. would not send results to another Dr. so I had to have test redone. Dont do the same that I did. Demand the results. Hang in there. You can come on here and vent, I really can relate with you right now.You sound just like me. My new specialist said to me You hava an intestinal disorder for which there is no cure. We can only treat the symptoms and no treatment will always work, there are too many varialbles. A treatment will work for awhile then stop. BUT he still tested and is trying. I get so frustrated trying new things, just want to give up sometimes. I come on here and it helps. Dont let this BADDDD Dr. brush you off. See if your famoly Dr. will put you on FMLA to try and get D under control. Take care.
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