Eeeek! That one is above my pay grade. I did see a Mystery Diagnosis episode once about someone who had one of those tests done, and it was a similar problem with motility, but that is the extent of my knowledge. Not very helpful, huh?
I would guess, if it doesn't happen again, it probably is just your body being a little "off kilter". It happens to me, if I don't go at my normal time, or miss a day or two for some reason - which is rare, but does happen - it will be weird.
As for green, it could be something you ate. That's not abnormal.
Keep an eye on it, see how you feel over the next week or so. If nothing else weird happens, I'd chalk it up to a weird day.
I hope you are feeling better. I'm sorry I haven't been on the board much.
I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive. I'm having some pretty mega ups and downs...everytime they fix one thing, something else goes wrong. I'm not on the boards, barely even lurking, because I just don't have the brain capacity (I am having insomnia issues as well).
I'm going to be bad and reply without reading the article, but I was told numerous times that pain meds would only make my abdominal pain worse. Donnatol was the best they could do, and I was taking the Pamine with it. That was when I kept relapsing the e.g.View Thread
Have any of you noticed you have better luck with gram negative antibiotics? (I think that's what they are called.) Usually they are given for GI illnesses or something like that. None of them have ever given me a problem. One is flagyl. I don't know if they can be used for regular stuff, I don't think so, but I tell every new doc that. They always look at me like I've come from another planet. Yes, I know the term. [eye roll>View Thread
I really try to keep telling myself they are just ignorant. They really don't know what they are doing; they are just trying to find some common ground...then I take my Cymbalta and hope the drugs help me believe that! LOL
I'm sorry you are dealing with such an emotional situation. DH's mom died in April before we married in August, and his dad brought his mistress! (I kid you not; it was beyond words.) You can laugh at that anytime you start feeling down. It was a small wedding (75ish), so it was really "in your face"! Oh, and to further the redneck wedding, the boys came in too early (we had to delay & they didn't get the message), so they left and came back out. DH's dad, when they came out again, yelled "Here we go again!!" I swear, if I would have known that before I came down the isle, I would have killed him before my father gave me away.
You are right. We just have to stick it out and take it one day at a time. Everytime I think I want to scream, especially these last few weeks thinking about next week, or next weekend and everything we have to do, I just don't think about it. One day. Get through today. If I'm feeling really industrious, I think about tomorrow. Totally against my Type A style, but my brain can't handle more than that anyway right now. If today stinks, tomorrow can only be better. If today was good, tomorrow will be a little better. I must admit the Cymbalta is really helping with all this, though! LOLOLOL!View Thread
Renny, I'm really sorry. People just don't think. Like the ones who tell me I should just start walking around my neighborhood to get my strength back! Whatever! Or, oh, I'm really tired lately, too. Arrrgghhhhh! It is definitely enough to make me cry and feel lonely and depressed. That and the invitations to do things they KNOW I can't do, like go to the zoo all day. Oh, we'll just get you a wheelchair. In all seriousness. And when I declined, they just kept on and on. I lost it after that one.
I am getting stronger, but I have such a long way to go. And I fully expect the people closest to me to respect that, even if they don't fully understand it. So when they do stuff like that, it feels like they are intentionally making me feel like a crappy person/wife/mom/whatever. Rationally I know it's not true, but it feels that way. At least with aquaintences, there are no expectations that they have a clue.
I generally cannot take antibiotics at all, but that started as an adult. About the only thing I can "tolerate" is amoxicillan, and even with it (I have an abcessed tooth right now, so I'm on it) I have a day or two of tummy issues before it seems to even out.
For everything else, I get an antibiotic shot and live with it longer. Last time I had a Z-pack, I prayed for death. The antibiotics nowadays are SO much stronger than they used to be, with the bacteria mutating and becoming more resistant, so reactions are more common, especially for people who already have sensitive stomachs.
I also agree with Renny that the strep itself isn't helping you either. If you can make it through, I encourage you to. If it gets to be too much, there is a drug called Donnatol, which is an anti-cramping, that you might be able to get your doc to call in to help settle your stomach for the next couple of days (it will make you sleep, though). Most docs probably wouldn't hesitate to call in a half dozen of them just to help you get through.
The antibiotics we had as kids were nothing compared to what they have now! I've actually had a doc tell me he didn't prescribe Z-packs anymore, because they didn't seem to be terribly effective for his patients - already! WTH?View Thread
Renny and I both have our stories posted under the Member Spotlight on the right side of the screen.
My first question - what tests have you had done? Have you had an endoscopy/colonoscopy? Blood tests? CT Scan? Stool samples? Capsule endoscopy? If so, do you have your own copies of these reports?
Have you ever tried keeping a food journal and including your symptoms, to see if you can track down a type of food that may be causing your problems?
How many GI docs have you seen? Sometimes it takes more than one...for me, it took the third one just to find someone to run tests. Most people go through several at least.
IBS is an elimination diagnosis, but a lot of doctors throw it out as a first-line diagnosis, and that just screws up everything.
I understand the comments. At one point, I got down to 92 lbs, and I got a lot of stares and whispers, people asked my friends if I'd developed an eating disorder. One "friend" actually said she wished she could catch what I had...I told her point blank if she wanted to spend her life in the bathroom having stomach cramps and diarrhea, I'd gladly take her extra 20 lbs! She shut up then.
Give us some more information and see if we can help you! I assure you that you are not alone!
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