Hi there, im hoping there is someone out there that can help me.
Im am a 26 yr old male, fresh out of college, without medical insurance, suffering from something along the lines of IBS, (i think.) It started about a year and a half ago with diarehea and bad heartburn. Today my symptoms mostly consist of uncontrolable gas, my stools are sometimes muddy, my stomach rumbles constantly, and i have some lower abdominal pain, occasional blood in my stools, along with some heartburn. I have seen a couple of doctors, had a colonoscopy and a edg. Been diagnosed with h-pylori, (took the meds to get rid of that) tested my stools for blood, and all that good stuff. One doctor gave me a prescription for dycyclomine which didn't really seem to do anything but make my bowels achey. The last doctor who gave me the results from the edg and colonoscopy said i had a stomach ulcer, which i take prilosec and pepcid for, plus the doc gave me a prescription for hyoscyamine which is similar to dycyclomine i think. But none of these medications seem to solve the problem. I still have irregular, sometimes muddy, stools which are very uncomfortable and very embarassing, with occasional blood. Also, almost every day i have uncontrolable, stinky, embarassing, GAS!! STILL !!!! (Which is probably my main complaint.)
I have tried changing my diet, but didn't notice any foods that really trigger the gas and acheyness. I just don't know what to do? It has changed my life drastically. Don't want to go out like i used to, don't really want to do anything.
Does anyone know what is wrong with me?????????????
I was wondering if anyone could help me and maybe recomend some medications that have worked for similar circumstances. Or maybe recomend other non drug solutions. ANYTHING!!!! I am willing to try and do anything at this point.
Thanks for you time, i do appriciate it.