Posted 5/21/2012 10:15 PM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone. Found this website and looks like people get a lot of helpful responses.
January 2010 I was diagnosed by endoscopy that I have GERD. I have been taking pariet 20mg daily since then. The endocsopy also showed that I have a "submucosal nodule" but have been told that it is of no concern.
The last 2-3 weeks, I have been experiencing a left side abdominal discomfort. I have always experienced IBS since as far back as I can remember but this is an unfamiliar discomfort. I have seen my doctor who has advised that I am most likely experiencing a flare up of IBS and has prescribed Colofac tablets to take 3 times daily. I started the dosage last Wednesday.
Friday night, I fell asleep on the couch and was awoken by nasty gut pains which was followed by a bout of diarrhea. Went to bed, all ok. Next day, I felt fine. Monday night, once again woken up at 1am with terrible gut pains which was also followed by another bout of diarrhea. I spent the next 30 minutes on the loo. Today, I feel as if I did 1000 sit ups last night but have been able to eat etc without ill effects.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar. Is it a flare up of IBS? Could it be something more serious? Could I have eaten something that has affected my BM's? Is there a reason it's only happening late at night? I initially thought that I ate something suspect on Friday but my BM's were normal over the weekend until last night. I do have a tendency to over think everything, as soon as I feel ill I automatically think the worse!
Any suggestions at all are greatly appreciated!
Thank you : )