Posted 4/23/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -6)
That pain sounds familiar to me as well, unfortunately. I hurt in the middle/upper, (epigastric), part of my abdomen, that continues over to my left upper abdomen, and then down about 1/2 way on my left side. This is where I always, always hurt. I have IBS-C primarily these days, but occassionally I still have explosive diarrhea spells that cause me to become sweaty and faint feeling and extremely nauseated. I'm botherd by nausea daily anyway, but it is much, worse when that happens and I often throw up. My pain is so intense at times, regardless of if it's IBS-C or IBS-D, that I can't move because it hurts so bad...I usually end up in tears and that is with narcotic pain meds in me. My doctors aren't able to do anything more for me, they say that my IBS is just severe post-infectious IBS and I've been living with this now for 6 or 7 years. I have issues with IBS daily, though some days are way worse than others. Oh yeah, I should also mention, yes I do have back pain as well, but I have arthritis too, but I think alot of times the IBS flares up my back either because of abdominal swelling, straining, or that forceful diarrhea. I don't know what to tell you to try or do really, but i just wanted to let you know that I suffer from alot of those same symptoms. Hope you are feeling better real soon.
Meds: Cymbalta, Hormone Patch, Mobic, Pain Patch, & Claritin daily. As needed meds: Phenergan, Pain med, Bentyl or Levisyn, Maxalt, & Xanax. Recently my disability was finally approved. Chronic Illnesses: IBS, Arthritis in multiple places, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Migraines, GERD and frequent Sinus Infections. Multiple Surgeries; Liver Resection, Gallbladder Removed, & Total Hysterectomy.