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   Posted 6/17/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone! I am generally in the anxiety/panic forum, but I thought I could find some advice here for some stomach/bowel troubles I've been having, and some that I've had my entire life.

First of all, I've dealt with constipation since I was a baby. I'm talking months without going. When I was about 9 we finally got that under control for the most part. I now only deal with it for a few days at a time. I eat fiber tablets and occasionally drink some myralax if

One thing I wanted to ask about was the experiences that both me and my
mom have. We call them, "stomach attacks". They are usually a couple of hours long. Basically it's us crying while sitting on the toilet in pain. Mine generally end after I've excreted all my bowels in me, and throw up. I never have relief until I throw up. I was wondering if any of you knew anything about this. It happens to my mom like once every two or three months, while I've only experienced it about 4 times in two years.

Lastly, I wanted to ask about this thing I've been experiencing for about two weeks. I was having normal bowels for a few days, then diahhrea(sorry of my spelling is wrong) for two days. During those two days, i felt as if I was going to throw up everytime I "went", but never actually did. The pain was quite intense, though. Since then I've been constipated until today. I haven't had "the runs", but I am having the same pain. I feel as if I am going to
vomit, and Ive been having small bowels.

Any input is appreciated. :) I don't have health insurance
right now, but I start a full time job Monday, so I can get that all straightened out.
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   Posted 6/18/2010 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I am a newbie too, but I hope I can help. I used to have something very similar, and I thought I had IBS, but never got it checked out. i always put the attacks down to stress: people always say I handle stressful situations, so I thought i must internalise anxiety.
You may well have one of the other bowel issues, like Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis.
I urge you and your mother to get it checked out. I lived in pain like that for years. I finally had a scope (would you believe for ongoing joint pains- long story, but it can all be related)

A friend of mine has a rare liver disease called primary Bilary Cirrhosis. She also has these types of attacks.
I am told some people with Coeliac can also experience these symptoms. find a Gastro specialist, and good luck

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   Posted 6/18/2010 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
he he auslady cannot type!

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   Posted 6/18/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree as soon as you can you need to see a doctor and have some tests done first.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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