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Please help, my symptoms have been so severe its made my already depressing life a living hell that i cant find relief anywhere. Sometimes the pain is so bad even just drinking water makes me double over in pain.

 

My doctor gave me 3 different meds that havent helped at all, and then the pharmacy turns around and charges 3x the price the very next month for something that doeant help me. I feel like i'm wasting my money on something that is a lost cause. I have a random mixture of diarhea and constipation, stabbing pains in my stomach sometimes that feel like needles, constant aches and pains and it all gets worse if i dare try to eat or drink anything...

 

i did a ct scan and they told me everything looks fine... how can it be fine when i'm having so much pain. They're telling me that it is "just the ibs" i'd rather die than have to live with this horrible pain the rest of my life... please tell me there is some kind of affordable remedy to this because we can barely even afford groceries and i feel like i dont want to be here anymore because of the excruciating pain... i feel like i'm sh*t out of luck right now...


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  • Jeffrey Roberts changed the title to Please help, severe symptoms that wont stop
Jeffrey Roberts

I'm truly sorry that you are having to live your life like this. I have heard from people who describe that even drinking water is overwhelming for them due to the pain. The medications available for pain and IBS-D are rather pricey. It sounds like you may have tried those already.

The one thing that I would recommend trying is a low dose of a TCA central neuromodulator (formerly known as an antidepressant) called amitriptyline. This medication can dull pain over time. If it's going to work, it takes 4-6 weeks for you to feel the effects. The cost of this medication is very low. You can speak to your doctor about prescribing it.

In addition, you can look into the low FODMAP diet and determine if some foods in high FODMAP are aggravating your pain and symptoms.

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I feel your pain. I can’t seem to get relief.

 I have been to gastroenterologist received all the tests nothing serious. I gave up gluten helped for a while. I was just having IBS-D but now I go back and forth. Between D and C, pepto and Miralax. No way to live.

Luckily this got bad late in my life. But still…….

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I have had stomach problems all my life.  Either can’t stop going or can’t go.  I had cdiff about 4 times over the last 5 years, no idea how it started, never took antibiotics.  But I would say the last few months I have had bad stomach pains and burning bowel movements, well actually burning diarrhea.  I will be like that for a couple days then not be able to go for days and then start the cycle over again. I turn down invitations and very rarely go to restaurants .  I had a colonoscopy/endoscopy in February of this year, nothing significant, found a small ulcer but nothing too bad.  The medication I take to stop going  will block me up and maybe I will pass a couple “marbles” for a few days then start with the cramping, hard stomach and mushy  poops (consistency of oatmeal) .  Sometimes I even get nauseous and get the dry heaves or throw up.  I don’t know what to do.  I have been tested for ciliac , crohns and other things, always normal. The NP I saw in the gastro office suggested an anti depressant.  I also can’t have milk or cream and salads aren’t my friend either.  Anyone have the same problems, I just turned 60  and feel I am getting worse with age

 

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