I had my colonoscopy/endoscopy yesterday--------
MD SAID: 'I'M COMPLETELY, 100% HEALTHY'!!!!!
No polyps, no hiatal hernia, no ulcers, no GERD (although I took meds for it for four months), no UC, no Chron's----completely clean and clear!
However, the GI guy did take 2 biopsies, "to be safe"-----but, he thinks I may be experiencing IBS! I don't have to go back for a colonoscopy for 5 years!
(here comes the "yeah, but.....")
I guess I don't understand why I have these pains in my right ribs, mid back, under my right shoulder blade, etc....
Although MD told my hubby that he thinks I am experiencing those pains b/c of the IBS----and b/c my colon does go wayyy up near my mid-back----that it is effecting my back! Could be the gas, could be cramping, etc.....
So---next step---is to figure out what is triggering the IBS---and I guess I need to go through this with my primary Doc about what to take (anti-spasmodic drug, the Effexor, etc...)----
so much to figure out---with all of this I am experiencing---I feel a step closer to getting my MD degree myself (LOL)!
Thank you SOOO MUCH for listening to me, and holding my hand through this whole thing! I will still be whining here about my health anxiety---and anxiety in general, but, I guess Iwill be posting on the IBS board as well!
Love ya' HW friends! Cyber hugs!