Thanks, I definitely need to go to a GI specialist. I was having severe symptoms when I made the doc. appt, but you know they couldn't fit me in until the next day. Of course my symptoms had subsided and when the doctor checked me out, he poked my stomach a few times and talked to me, or well, I talked as much as I could explaining all the symptoms. He just said it sounded like my colon was spasming and did blood work to rule out celiacs disease and check for any abnormalities in normal things. I was well, very unimpressed by his casualness about it all and dicyclomine is no help. He didn't even think it was weird that I can't burp!View Thread
I have recently been diagnosed with IBS however I have had these symptoms since I was in middle school and I'm 26 now. My stomach will hurt, especially my upper stomach and my lower, not really the middle. It will just ache and then go into short moments of severe pain as if someone has taken my insides and are trying to ring them out like a wash cloth. I get bloated and even when I pass gas it doesn't help. I'm regular and don't really have problems with BM. Sometimes I even ache in my lower back. I try to stay away from dairy b/c I know that's a trigger it but it happens even when I don't have dairy. This can last for a few hours or recently for almost a week. I know I don't have celiac's disease and the IBS med the doc gave me doesn't help either. It's embarrassing to look pregnant and walk hunched over at work due to this pain. Something tells me that IBS isn't the real problem, just a generic diagnosis. Does any one have any advice?View Thread
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