Hi, This past October, I experienced heavy gas pressure and bloating in my lower intestines along with frequent diarrhea, a low-grade fever, depression, anxity and many sleepless nights. Sometimes, I feel a warm or cool sensation in my upper back, especially at night. My GP thought I had Diverticulitis and started me on antibiotics, but CT Scan showed no diverticulities...possibly slight colitis, so they did a colonoscopy, and it too was clean. My GI said I probably had a bad strain of a virus or IBS. As the weeks went on, the pressure and discomfort started moving to my upper intestines & stomach along with a burning or coolness in my esophagus. My GI did an endoscopy, again found nothing wrong just slight inflamation in my esophagus. (I'm taking Prilosec for burning feeling in the esophagus, seems to be helping a little.) The Diarrhea, fever and depression lasted about 8 weeks and I lost 10 pounds which I have not been able to put back on. During this 8 weeks I would come in and out of what I called "spells" where I'd feel lousy for hours or days and then all of a sudden, I'd feel pretty good, I'd get some energy back and could function but never at 100% though. My GI gave me Hyoscyamine which I think helped with the spasms and Diarrhea and I'm also taking acidophilus. The past 7 days have been really good for me, but again, not 100%. I have this discomfort when the rib cage "Vs" that goes straight through to my back just under my left shoulder blade. It is most prominent after eating and at night.
Would really like to know if there is anyone out there that has had a similar experience, especially with the discomfort I refer to that goes through to my back. It would make me feel better to know I'm not the only one with all these strange symptoms.
Thanks for listening!
Thanks 7Lil, Actually the low-grade fevers stops after a couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure the Drs thought this was a virus because of the fevers. And that perhaps the virus did a number on my system setting off the IBS. And an endoscopy was done mid December showing only minor inflamation. I did start taking prilosec almost two weeks ago for the minor reflux.
Still wondering if anyone else gets a strange feeling in their upper intestines that goes through to the back.
Thanks for the advice. Happy New Year.
I agree with lnape; sometimes diseased gallbladders can cause symptoms of pain in the ribcage region, radiating to the back. The best tests to check your gallbladder are an abdominal ultrasound and/or a HIDA scan.