Hey guys new here and i need help badly

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/28/2006 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys how are you all doing??
Ok guys ive been suffering from stomach problems since may 1st 2006. Ive been seeing a new GI specialist for the past month. He has done an endoscopy and said everything was good. He ordered blood tests which i havnt gotten the results for yet. I have an abdominal CT scan next week and then ill probably see the GI specialist in 3 weeks seeing how the wait time is so long.
Here are my symptoms since may 1st 2006. I woke up on that day throwing up 8 times. Near the end i only saw greenish and orangish things coming out. I went to the ER and they did x-rays and took blood tests and said everything was fine. They gave me Fleet to drink and once i did drink it i threw up 5 more times. Since then i have been to clinics and different ER's and no one would just take me seriously until i was refered to the GI specialist that i just recently saw who said he try to find out wuts wrong.
Ive been experiencing the need to urinate a lot. Also wake up 2 to 3 times in the night to urinate. Lots of gas. I feel like everything is building up on the left side of my abdomenlike the gas and pain. My stools are sometimes bulky like a huge ball, thin and light brown, small balls and im constipated as well. There is a bad odor as well when i have a bowl movement. Sometimes i go 2 to 4 times in a day. But i have a bowl movement everyday. I feel bubbles near rectum area and it also feels like my poop is stuck there. My stomach also makes noises like grrrrr grrr. Im always hungry and usually when i eat i have a bowl movement. I got diarrea once since may 1st after i drank a whole bottle of prune juice. Im always tired, feel dizzy. I got bloated feeling as well. When i do wipe my stool it is watery but when i look in the bowl i dont see any sign of diarrea or diarrea at all. I burp a lot as well and my heart beats fast. When i eat the noises and murmurs start and i feel the bubbles as well. I lost weight as well i was 120 and now im only 104.
So can this be IBS?? Or something worse? What can i eat to gain all my weight back.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 11/28/2006 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, you will lost weight throwing up and having diahrea. The CT scan may show something if not I am sure they will want to do a coloscopy to rule out eerything else. It does sound like your stomach is really out of balance but try some Acidophalous or awhile and see if that helps. Make sure you take a multivitamin and try to eat fattening stuff. a food diary may help also. It is impossible to say if it is IBS unless every thing else is ruled out. Chances are it is some sort of temporary imbalance or IBS so try not to worry. That doesn't help.

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   Posted 11/29/2006 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Did they check you for h. pylori when they did your endoscopy?  That is a bad bacteria that hides in your stomach (it can be hard to find, even with tests) and is the main (maybe even only) cause of stomach ulcers.  It can cause vomiting, gas and bad odors.  Typically bad odors are caused by a bacterial imbalance, either in the stomach or the intestines, but I think intestinal bad bacteria doesn't usually cause vomiting.  You can try probiotics, like acidophillus, as Canyonbabe mentioned, but some bacterias are impossible to overcome without a round (or more) of antibiotics. 
There's new breathalyzer test out that can test to see if you have too much or bad bacteria in your intestines (I don't think it can detect h. pylori, though--that's usually found through a sample/biopsy of the stomach lining).  That would be something to ask your GI about when you go see him.  I think it will also check for overgrowth of yeast, which can not only cause gut problems, but can cause a mild urinary tract infection, which may be why you need to pee so much.  A white coating in the mouth (thrush) can be a good indicator of a yeast problem, as can an actual daignosis of a vaginal yeast infection and/or a UTI.  (They're finding that where you have one yeast infection, you frequently can have two--i.e. also in the intestines). 
And make sure to let your doctor(s) know if you have 1) been to any foreign country anytime before becoming ill; 2) if you have drank from an unfiltered water source (such as a spring, creek or a well that's not been quality tested in a while) prior to becoming ill; 3) work on an animal farm, or vet's office, or otherwise come in contact with a lot of animals (and their wastes) frequently.  All of these things can lead to a stomach/intestinal parasite or bacteria that can give you vomiting and your other symptoms.
The other thing to check for in this day and age is e.coli.  I think that is typically combined with excessive diarrhea, but Crohn's is also typically associated with diarrhea, but there is a small percentage of people who suffer from constipation because of it, so you can never be too sure with gut problems.  Let your doctor know if you eat a lot of organic produce that you (or a family member) doens't grow.  The last outbreak or two of e.coli and other bad bacterias was more prevelant in organic produce because they are more likely to use animal waste as a natural fertilizer and are less likely to use chemicals to wash the plants off. 
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