I was diagnosed with IBS 27 yrs ago. For the longest time I never heard of anyone having this problem. But unlike most people that do suffer, I can not eat vegetables esp the leafy greens, spices, even the root vegetables. It's like broken glass going through my system. Even a little black pepper can set it off.
A few months ago I went into a specialist to find out about Bariatric Surgery. It was decided that due to the issues of my IBS and the higher chance of "dumping" happening post surgery, that I should do the Optifast diet program with the same doctor that does bariatric surgeries. I managed for over a month with the 900 calories a day Optifast diet. I lost 26 lbs total. Then around a month ago I started having Diarhea pretty bad. I assumed it was an IBS attack due to the fact I was also stressed out due to family issues. But now its been over a month and I don't think I have had more than 3 days of no diarrhea, and its not even that alone. It's now into a "dumping" issue. I don't go more than 30 minutes after eating/drinking when I am running for the bathroom. And sit there for at least 30-60 min. In all my history of IBS I have never had an attack last more than a day or two especially when I make sure my diet is "IBS friendly". The doc ordered two stool tests but still waiting for results.
Has anyone heard of any of my symptoms...something I can mention to the doctor the next visit? Something we can test for?
Went to family doc today....all stool tests came back negative. All Blood work is normal up to the beginning of this attack. Family doc gave me Anti-spasmodic to tide me over till Tuesday when I see the Bariatric specialist. Even tho family doc never heard of Habbas Syndrome she quickly scanned 2 articles while I was in office and said she will look into it further and see what others think of this issue. She was aware of the incidences of gall bladder leakage after abdominal surgery and she knows the medicine he mentioned. She said she might give it to me if the condition continues and if the specialist decides its out of his hands...also I am to ask the specialist to refer me to the gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy since its been 4 yrs, (and there is also a history of bowel cancer, and celiac disease in family)....
Still having Dumping issues. Anyone with some thoughts or ideas to share?????View Thread
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