Just fyi, but I personaly started two support groups in my area so if someone does that I would be glad to help.
what pain meds are they?
In IBD they can seee overt inflammation and if that acts up they have to give you drugs for it.
IN IBS the current understanding is its a miscommunication in the singaling between the gut and brain. Serotonin is part of this oproblem.
You might look at these
The experts just had an online talk on the association of IBD and IBS and I missed it, but will post the info when I get it.
When you have different things going on like you do they need to check you more often, mainly because of the IBD condition to check you don't have active inflamation.
prednisone can cause pain if you have IBS.
I understand what your saying about the depression. Although its still important especially in regards to pain.
Have you tried Gut directed hypnotherapy for the pain?
Its good your working with a pain clinic.
I know its frustrating they don't have all the answers, but they are making pretty good progress.
You can get major severe pain from IBS and it can be compounded by IBD or vice versa. Then gerd can compound alll that, gerd is an upper gi condition.
You might also post some IBD questions on the IBD forum.
Hope that helps some and ask any questions you want.
I double Marsky's comments.
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