when you write, it is as if you are writing out my problems exactly.
I did the scope. I said, "Doc, I have gastritis." He said, "well we will see." They put the scope down there and he said, "Looks like you have gastritis."
They put me on nexium and sent me on my way.
But I kept having trouble, pain in my sides, so I went back.
"Doc, I think I have IBS." He said, "well we will see." They put the scope up my back side and took a look.
He said, "looks fine. So you might have IBS. (because everything else was then excluded).
I got suspisious, and requested my files. In my records he wrote, but failed to tell me, "patient complains of abdominal pain. Probably onset as a result of the PPI's he has been on." He also told me to take fiber.
Bottom line is. Trust yourself. Keep the car.
Take fiber supplements (psyillm husk), 5 pills in the morning, 5 at night, and take a good probiotic everyday. It mostly got rid of my IBS. And my wifes.
At first you may get diarreha. This is your body, kicking out the back bacteria in your gut, and replacing it with good bacteria. Just keep at it and it goes away.
I feel just like you! I MUST eat every 30 mins to 1 hour or I get that knawing feeling, the pain. All I can say is what worked for me may work for you.
If I take the supplements I wrote about, my gastritis calms down, sometimes for a whole week. then I eat something or sleep poorly and its back to square one.
let me know if I can help you in any way.