My mother is extremely ill. The doctors aren't really helping her and she is constantly ill...
Here is what she is going through:
She is healthy for 2 or 3 weeks, then for 10 to 15 days she is in complete agony.
She has been going through cycle since August 2007.
She has massive stomach cramps that feel like "her insides are burning away".
She had irregular bowl movents, and normally it is light colored and "stringy" - but she is on meds for constipation so that may be why.
The docs have her on constipation meds, ibs meds, pain killers, and nausia supositories.
She thinks the nausia is caused by the pain in her gut during her "contraction or wave like" episodes of pain.
She has lost over 60 pounds and has a hard time eating.
Her stomach feels "overly full" like you feel when you eat to much at Thanksgiving meal, but she only ate 1/2 cup of egg noodles.
She does want to eat, and knows that she must to have straight, but she is constantly forcing the food down.
Her stomach hurts and feels bloated, and after she eats she burps up into her mouth constantly. You can hear the food/liquid/acide coming up in her throat and mouth. She also vomits, but I'm not sure if it is becuase of the acid burping up or the pain.
She is very depressed and wants to give up. She says she just wants to die.
No one can seem to help her.
I feel like I'm going to loose my Mom.
I don't know what to do.
I don't even know if it is IBS, but the doctors seem to think it is.
When the pain gets really bad, my dad takes her to the ER. But all they do is give her morphine and send her home and charge us 600-900 bucks.