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#1 DottyG

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:00 PM

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I've had IBS-d for years now.  I used to take Donnatal.  But then things seemed to be getting better, and I haven't taken it in quite a while.

 

Lately, I've been having intermittent, lower abdominal pain.  I thought it was PMS related (or even another ovarian cyst, as I've had them before).  But an ultrasound ruled out a cyst, and my last GYN appt (last week) was fine.  So I decided that it must be the IBS acting up again.

 

Sunday night was horrible.  I had really bad pain.  Doubled-over pain.  Nothing took it away - prescription strength ibuprofen, Xanex, nothing.

 

So I saw a new GI doctor yesterday.  He didn't seem overly concerned about my symptoms (as in, he didn't think anything sounded really alarming or emergency-related).  He said it sounded like the IBS acting up, so he put me on Librax.  One before each meal and one before bed.  When I read up on this drug, I found only really positive things.  I found review after review that said that this was the only thing that took care of their IBS pain. I was so excited that I'd found something that might work.

 

But, last night (I'd had 3 by then), I was having the same lower, right abdominal pain.  Finally went ahead and took some ibuprofen, and it did calm things down enough that I could sleep.

 

But this morning, I am having the worst feeling of needing to urinate - and can't.  I looked it up, and it does appear that urinary retention is a side effect of the medication.

 

I'm also feeling a bit loopy and tired.  I understand that's another side effect.

 

Help. sad.png  I feel like all I've done is add bad side effects to the pain.  Now I have the pain AND more stuff to deal with. sad.png

 

I have a call in to the nurse to see what she says.  I'm still waiting on her to call me back.

 

But I also wanted to post it here to see what y'all might know about this.  Does the urinary retention problem go away after you take this med a few days?  If I have to get off of it, is there another drug that works?  I tried Bentyl a long time ago, and it didn't work.

 

I need advice from people who understand IBS pain - and the problems associated with getting rid of it.  Give me some advice here. sad.png

 

 

 

 



#2 DottyG

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

Got a call back from the doctor's office.  The person I talked to is going to relay a message to the nurse and get back to me either before 4:30 today (which is only 15 more minutes) or tomorrow.

 

Is this feeling that I need to urinate (but not be able to) going to go away?  This isn't fun.  And it hurts. :(



#3 DottyG

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

No call back from the doctor today.  It looks like I'm going to have to go another night. :(

 

Someone here must have some advice.  Pretty please?  Anything at all?

 

Would hot tea maybe help this feeling?  I don't know what to do.



#4 DottyG

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

Bumping up.

 

Any advice at all?  Anything I can do to help with what's going on?

 

Please let me know if someone's even seen my thread. :(



#5 rmiller1985

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

With lower-right abdominal pain, you need to rule out appendicitis.  If the pain is at McBurney's Point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McBurney's_point, you can also find YouTube videos that will help you locate the point), you need to get into an ER immediately.

 

Sorry I can't offer any other advice, I've been fortunate enough that I've never experienced unbearable pain with my IBS-D other than brief lower abdominal cramping before an episode -- aside from when I had appendicitis, that is!

 

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#6 DottyG

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

I'm guessing the gastro doctor ruled that possibility out.  I would think that would have been one of the things he would have been checking for.







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