My mother, aged 57, has been suffering from what the doctors have been saying, of IBS. However, she keeps ending up in the VA hospital every 3 months or so when she gets an "attack" as we call them. A few days before we admit her she complains of headache, nausea, she will begin vommiting, she will have severe abdominal pain and some bleeding. After we admit her they just pump her full of drugs to suppress the symptoms but we have no answers. I think she has crohns but they keep saying it may be IBS. She has been suffering from this ailment for about
6 years. I really need some advice on any testing that WE as the family can recommend that they do. Several days before these attacks begin she stops eating because she can't hold anything down and she has been losing alot of weight. She is about
5 feet 6 and weighs only 109 pounds. They keep telling her to drink ensure to help gain weight. PLEASE, I FEEL LIKE MY MOM IS WASTING AWAY-ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!