Okay, I've just read through several of the postings and I can't belive my eyes. This is what I think I have (IBS) and now its all starting to make sense. But I still have a few questions if any one can help.
I definetly go through the stages of pellets, to really long and loose, to just straight D, then constipation and back again. But for the past week, something new just came on. First I thought it was food poisioning. I felt like I could literally feel everything that I ate travel though my stomach. Then crazy bloating and gas that wouldn't really produce anything. Now I've had D, but not real bad, just sorta loose? But its about 3-4 times a day for about 4 days. This sorta thing has never happend. I have zero appetite. I've been drinking a lot of smart water so as to not get dehydrated. I've never had all this stomach pain though...its always been more lower abdominal cramping. Any thoughts?
But here's the real thing. I never thought that a gall blader issue could spark some of these symptoms. And recently I traveled to India (side note, not a good place to go when you have IBS) and was diagnosed by an omchee, a natural-pathic doctor. This woman didn't know me from Adam mind you, not where I was from or my age, symptoms, nothing. I just sat in a chair and she silently listend to my pulse for a few moments. Then she said "You need to stay away from garlic and greasy/fried foods. You may also want to keep an eye on your gall bladder."
So when I stumbled across this message board, I'm relieved to know that maybe some of you may have some suggestions? The India trip brought on a 15 pound weight loss, which I have never re-gained. Before the trip my doctor recomended a colonoscopy because he thought I had IBS but more the constipated form. I didn't do it because I chickened out. My dad has had ulceritic colittis since he was a kid and I guess it could be inherited?
I guess there are about 100 questions above, and if anyone has any thoughts I'd really appreciate it. Its scary as you probably know.