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smooth
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   Posted 1/17/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
im a 30/ m from michigan. have had gerd since a bout with food poisning in may 2004. this is gonna be a long post considering i have had a bad 2 years.

basically i gave up everything that im not suppost to be eating and drinking with this illness. i quit smoking after 11 years. right now im really sick and suffering with this, its the worst its ever been. i had my gallbladder out in march and ever since then my gerd got much worse and a host of new symptoms appeared. i developed chest pains, severe burning, weird stools, mucus.

ive had 2 upper endoscopies in the past year showing a small hiatal hernia, gastritis
2 colonoscopies, removed 3 colon polyps ( non cancer ) and found nothing else
ct scans, mri's, barium swallows, stool tests, blood tests
been two 2 different gi doctors
tested for h ployri 2 times ( negative )

they thought it might be ibs from the gallbladder removal or post gallbladder removal syndrome, but i get these attacks ever 2 weeks or so that last for 3-4 days. weird stools and gas, nausea. then it subsides. this latest attack has been horrible and i cant stop refluxing or burning. im so tired and fatuiged this time too. i was in the er saturday and was sent home saying im ok. my doctors said they have exhausted all conventional tests and are sending me to the U of M university hospital in ann arbor michigan on jan.26 for extensive testing. this is the 3rd time ive heard of the nissan fundo wrap surgury and how i may need it !!!!

my diagnosis have changed so many time in the past.
they thought i had : crohns, diverticulitis, malsorption, pancreatitis . but they were all ruled out

i have been on prilosec, aciphex and prevacid for drugs along with other various antacids.
i just want to feel better and im missing so much work due to this and my family kis really worried bout me too. its consuming my whole life and i cant stand it anymore. i just dont understand how i can be this sick, but the doctors cant find it. i know im being sent to a real good hospital/university, but it worries me that im going to be a lab rat instead of getting answers. at this point i would do anything to get my old life back, even if for a short period of time. sad

they are pretty much guessing on what the problems is ? they have mentioned sphinter of oddi disfuntion, but if i had that my blood work would be messed up. all i know is my reflux and nausea have been bad, but its been horrible the past 5 days and nothing helps it.

Post Edited (smooth) : 1/17/2006 7:31:29 PM (GMT-7)


VV
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   Posted 1/18/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Smooth,
I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. It sounds like your dr's are trying to find out what's going on with you. I have never experienced all of your symptoms in conjunction w/reflux. Sorry! I do get the nausea & reflux which makes one miserable.

I am really glad that you're being seen by another facility soon in order to gain some info on what's happening here.
I really hope you get some answers and start to feel better soon. Please let us know how everthing goes.
My advice or comments are In My Opinion,given out of friendship and love for fellow men & woman.  Please always check w/DR on new, or persistant symptoms.
 
Huggs,
Vanessa


smooth
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   Posted 1/19/2006 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
well im off to U of M medical center in michigan in a half hour. ill let you all know what they decide to do with me.

wish me luck !!!! sad

smooth
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   Posted 1/19/2006 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i went to the new gi doctor at the university of michigan this morning. wow .... what a drive for me, but it was well worth it. this guy is one of the best gi's ive seen. he looked over my history and my symptoms, plus talked to me for over an hour. he concluded that i have severe ibs and he thinks its from the food poisning i had back in may 2004. he said certain people end up getting ibs or crohns after viral or bacterial illnesses. and he said thats why they can never find anything wrong in my scopes. he also knows i have pretty severe acid reflux, he thinks its bile acid reflux. since my sypmtoms got worse after the gallbladder was removed. he is putting me on 2 - 40mg nexiums a day. reglan 4 times a day, and metamucill fiber therepy for the ibs. he will see me in 2 months to further evaluate me. he doesnt think the nissan surgury would benefit me, but he said im along ways away from thinking in those terms. he says ibs can be debilitating with some people and can very well be making me feel ill and week... but it doesnt cause fever or imflammation. im so glad my family doctor recommended this university and i hope in time i will feel better. yeah

VV
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   Posted 1/20/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Smooth,
I am so happy that seeing the Dr made the long drive worth it for you. I'm thrilled that you got some concrete answers and will get some symptoms relief. There's an IBS forum here on HW, please learn everything you can about it, and they're many, many aticles available for obtaining info.


Best Wishes to you, and please keep us posted w/your progress.
My advice or comments are In My Opinion,given out of friendship and love for fellow men & woman.  Please always check w/DR on new, or persistant symptoms.
 
Huggs,
Vanessa

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