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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello all - I'm new to the forums here as I'm starting to get frustrated not only with my condition but also with the inability or unwillingness of the doctors I've seen to diagnose my ills. So, here goes:


I have been experiencing some troublesome symptoms which could be related to IBS, Celiac Disease or something along those lines. I had to run to the ER thinking that I was having a heart attack. Pain in the chest, problems breathing, numbness in both arms followed by dizziness and feeling of blacking out. Well thankfully after stress test and CT scans and ultrasound of the heart all is fine in that area. But I still experience dizziness, feeling of fainting, some feeling of air or liquid coming back up in my chest followed by a almost state of fainting. I have realized that if I take a  gas relief pill it goes away. I also have a bad digestive tract. Food comes out sometimes exactly as it came in, such as salad and tomatoes. I don’t eat too many carbs… Just white cheddar popcorn or pretzels (no pasta , rice , potatoes). Just mainly vegetables and lean proteins. I am scared because I have not felt healthy since last September.. I am never 100%. Sometimes I walk around feeling like I have vertigo… I also get a very bad flavor in the mouth almost thinking that it could be bad breath, it does not last long just few minutes and then goes away. Could you please let me know if you have experienced any of these symptoms. I am 31 years old , not overweight I work out 5 to 6 days a week and I am also eager to become  a mom. I just want to be as healthy as possible before-hand. I have seen a couple GI docs and neither has listened to me very attentively and no diagnosis has yet been made. It is quite obvious though that I’ve got some form of a GI problem.


PS: I just had an endoscopy done last week which did not reveal anything alarming!!


Thank you for your help. Anything will be appreciated.


Does this sound like it could be IBS?

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   Posted 1/21/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm no medical expert, but I have had some of your symptoms, not all. My experiences with doctors lately is like yours. Give em a prescription and clear them out for the next patient. Well, my internist isn't like that but the specialists are. (I was investigating some other problems with all those docs, not IBS.

ANYway, could the chest pain have been trapped gas? That can hurt like crazy. Some of the other symptoms could be from your panic about it possibly being a heart attack: overbreathing, leading to some tingling, etc. Have you looked into how much anxiety you're having? Just an idea, again, not an expert opinion.

There are some doctors who will take the time to consider all your symptoms in the light of everything that's going on with you; they're just hard to find. Maybe they're under pressure to earn enough to pay for the malpractice insurance. :/ Or maybe they just want to help a lot of people? Who knows what's might be going on with anyone else.

Good luck out there!

And I haven't been 100% since about a year ago. I'm still hoping that the problems will pass, as they always used to when I was young (I'm 55). The body can heal a lot.
Off and on IBS since my twenties--with gas, gas, gas. That embarrasses me, which makes no sense, since I'm not willingly doing it, and I keep trying things to get rid of it... But Southern Belles don't fa&#.

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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for your input. I am still waiting for my blood test results as well as the endoscopy. We will see if anything comes up.
Good Luck to you too.
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