is this just a bad bought of ibs?

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blondie15
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   Posted 6/5/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone! So I've been having a weird couple of days. On Friday, I felt kinda nauseated and had some bad D a few times all day. But then it got a little better as the night went on.  Saturday was alright, except I had almost no appetite and have had random boughts of nausea.  Sunday was even worse! Today was kinda bad too...like, I ate a small dinner, and then got a little hungry so I decided to eat some yogurt, and then after two bites felt stuffed and nauseated. It went away after I drank a little water but still food turns me off. Is this normal with IBS? Im normally a voracious eater...

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/6/2006 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't you have bile diarrhea? A bad gall bladder will make you nauseated and make you feel miserably full--like your food is full right up to the back of your throad--after only a couple of bites. Do you notice any difference in the nausea when you lay down or sit up?

blondie15
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   Posted 6/6/2006 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I have the gross yellow stuff that both the pediatrician and GI doc dismissed as nothing. It felt wonderful to be treated like I was dumb. haha yeah! I was like hungry...took a few bites and felt like I was gonna throw up! ick! Uhm I was sitting up but I didnt want to lie down like you normally would with a stomachache...I'm also in the middle of exams (super stressfull!) so it might just be stress. I dont know.

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/6/2006 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you just have a bad gall bladder. You're having all the same symptoms I had. And boy, when you're nauseated from one, the last thing you want to do is lie down. That makes it so much worse. I just hope it doesn't take you 5 years to get it fixed, like it did me.

Since you're experiencing some new symptoms, I would go see a doctor... a new one that's not already prejudiced against you. Tell him that you have bile in your diarrhea (and when he asks how you know it's bile (and he will!), tell him that it's bright yellow and burns like acid, so what else could it be?), and that you are getting nauseated when you eat and sometimes when you don't eat and that you sometimes feel really full after only taking a bite or two of food and that when you feel nauseated you can't lay down. Those are all classic symptoms of a bad gall bladder. Next comes upper-abdomen pain. If you haven't had that yet, I daresay you will. If the doctor doesn't suggest a hida scan, ask for one. And make sure you take your mother to the examine room with you so she can demand you get one; doctors tend to treat young people, well, like you said, as if they were dumb and immune to pain (try getting pain medicine out of one!!).

A hida scan won't hurt you, so there's no reason not to have one given your symptoms. It tests to see if your gall bladder is functioning normally. You need to have it done when you are sick, otherwise it might show up as okay (mine did), even though you're really not okay, you're just having a good spell. If you have to, eat something that you know will upset you just before the test; if you're good and sick and the hida scan comes back clear, then it's almost certainly not your GB and you can go back to having IBS. Oh, and please don't let a doctor tell you that your nausea and premature full feeling is acid reflux; I had that diagnosis twice and nothing they gave me for it did the first a bit of good because I wasn't refluxing acid; the gall bladder was just sending the stomach mixed-up signals (as far as I can tell). And funny, after I got the gall bladder out those feelings went away; think maybe they were related???

And even if you only have IBS, ask your G.I. about Welchol. That will help absorb that extra bile and keep you from having diarrhea. Sometimes people with IBS (and good gall bladders) just have extra bile or it doesn't get absorbed properly. There's no need for you to have to suffer diarrhea like that all the time. And there are a couple of folks on here who have been put on the Welchol or Questran for bile even though they still have their GBs.

blondie15
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   Posted 6/6/2006 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with you. The only thing that doesnt make sense with my gallbladder is that it never hurts, and sometimes certain foods set it off, and sometimes it doesnt. But high fat/high sugar foods usually always will. My D spells are short, I never had the horrible nights you had (knock on wood!!) Also, sometimes the yellow doesnt burn and sometimes it does...ugh im so inconsistent!! lol
Both doctors have said the only poop they are concerned about are black, or pale poop. I was like, uhm hello, BRIGHT YELLOW watery crap in my poo is not right. Grrrrrr. Maybe I should be a GI doctor lol so I would know how to treat IBS people.

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/7/2006 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
How much more pale a poop can you get than yellow? White? If it's supposed to be brown, then yellow is definitely pale in my opinion.

Sometimes my yellowish poops don't burn. I guess the worst of the acid gets absorb sometimes. But if I get diarrhea, each movement will start to burn increasingly worse as I get less matter and more bile in my movements.

You don't necessarily have to hurt with a bad gall bladder. I've had bile diarrhea without the accompanying pain, nausea without pain. In fact, I had those problems without pain a lot more than I had them with pain. But boy, when it decided to spasm, that was some BAD hurting. I'm afraid, if this is your GB, you'll eventually get to the point where yours hurts too; I only had attacks every once in a while to begin with, but eventually, after so many years, it got to the point where I had attacks that lasted for days or even weeks on end. Right before I had it out, I ached on my right side all of the time--for a month or more. When they took mine out, they found that it was chronically inflamed. I guess it was like having arthritis of the gall bladder--the more I used it, the worse the inflammation got.
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