Gram, the jerking/jumping feeling is the grab and release of the spasms. I am suffering right now from horrible pain and cramps. Symptoms have been going off and on for about a week. Last night, after dinner, the spasms subsided and I felt better until bed time. I woke this morning sick at the stomach, and the spasms are back. Passing gas and having a BM sometimes helps, but not always. I have severe IBS as well, and my GI doc is at UNC medical center, GI motility clinic. I feel that if there is anything medically that could be done, they would let me know. I have had every test from Barium enemas to colonoscopies, to EGDs, every test comes back normal. I had to retire on disability because of it, and spend most of my life laying on my left side, knees drawn up, laying on a heating pad, and sometimes that doesn't help. I know that this isn't any help, just a FYI. Good luck.View Thread
I am 60, and have had IBS most of my life. I am a retired fire chief with 31.5 years on the job. There would have been more, but a severe case of splenic flexure syndrome forced retirement. Since retiring, I have spent most of my life laying on a comforter, with an electric blanket underneath, knees drawn up to my chest, begging God for relief, Doctors say that stress from my job added to the problem, but since retiring it only seems to get worse. I have found nothing for relief. I have tried them all, and I have decided that I will just have to live with it. I wish that I had all the money spent on tests, as I have had them all, some were done multiple times. I don't mean to display doom and gloom, and I didn't realize how many people were suffering with this. I have been on Align Probiotic for years, and don't know if it is helping or not. I am afraid that if I stop taking them it will get worse. God bless you all and good luck. I just thank God that it isn't terminal, but I have told my wife many times that if I had anything serious how would I know?View Thread
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