waking up in middle of the night
Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:25 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:51 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:23 AM
Well my sleeping schedual is off, 5AM is sorta the middle of the night for me. I have chronic tinnitus, in my left ear; sleep doesn't come easy.
5 am really isn't "middle of the night" they are talking about.Mostly from 5 am towards dawn is when the colon normally wakes up in all of us.2 am is more middle of the night when the colon is normally resting.
I do have gerd, pretty severely i think. infact i'm sure i'll die of esophigal cancer later in life. ._.
Much of the pain at night is often from an upper GI disorder that was in the study like GERD which typically gets worse when you lie flat.
i've never had blood in my stool, ever. i've had mucus but never blood, the only time i've ever seen blood, is when it was the size of a buick coming out(sorry you probably didn't need that mental image.) and no, i wish i could lose weight like that..
The more clear cut red flags are things like bloody diarrhea where the blood is maroon and mixed into the stool or losing weight even when you eat like a sumo wrestler--if that is new for you. After all a few people just have really fast metabolisms but they usually have always been that way.
yeah, the pain sometimes, is mind numbing, where you lose your breath, for just a moment, as you try to regain focus, but it goes sometimes just as fast as it came, and it's not always that strong.And no, i've never had a incident that lasted more than a few hours to a day. as for mild ibs, maybe, but i do get sick everytime i eat. I have to plan my activities around eating, it gets really.. *really* annoying. alot of gas, bloating, and pain. having severe panic disorder *really* doesn't help either.now that you've put my mind at rest a bit, i had been thinking about trying this medicine that was mentioned on the wiki entry on IBS.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberogastbeen thinking of giving this a try, what do you think? worth a go?
When the pain goes away after the "blow out" or BM of any kind that is a very classic, typical, IBS symptom. That is not a clear symptom of something else and usually "seals the deal" for an IBS diagnosis.The only other "at night" thing to worry about you probably don't have. Microscopic colitis typically causes several episodes of watery diarrhea at night and usually isn't as painful as IBS is.IBS is probably the most painful of the GI disorders.That it only hits a couple of times a month also tends to point to mild IBS (even if it is really painful) as MC or IBD's tend to flare up for weeks or months at a time, not do a one day then go away for a couple of weeks thing.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:21 AM
Ph.D in Biology