Nothing stopping the pain! IBS-Cibs-clinzess tramadol Nortriptyline pain severe Dexilant Ondansetron nausea insomnia
Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:46 PM
I'm desperate for some help. I'm a 27 y/o female and diagnosed with IBS-C almost 2 months ago. I am a bit skeptical that I have IBS (because it's the first thing doctors point to)... but I have had constipation problems and stomach pain for the last 5+ years...so I know something is going on. I do have food intolerances (corn, gluten, and dairy) so I make almost all of my own meals and I only eat "safe foods." I've wondered if I may have developed a new food intolerance, BUT don't think so because my current IBS-c symptoms are not exactly the same as the symptoms that I get when I eat something I'm intolerant to.
All of my test/scans results came back normal besides severe constipation. I'm currently taking Linzess 145mcg (for constipation), Dexilant 60mg (for acid reflux), Ondansetron 8mg (for daily nausea) and Tramadol 50mg (for pain) everyday. I was also on Amitriptyline 10mg everynight to treat IBS pain/Stress/Insomnia/Migraines, but it made me so incredibly tired that I couldn't work the next day, and I saw NO changes in symptoms... So my doc (yesterday) switched me to Nortriptyline 10mg. It does the same thing as Amitriptyline, yet won't make me as drowsy, and he's hoping it will prevent pain/help me get away from having to take Tramadol everyday. I haven't started the Nortriptyline yet, because I've had to take Tramadol everyday and don't want to combine the two, since they're sedating.
Lately I've been having to take 2-3 Tramadol a day just to get by, and it barely helps. The Linzess has helped me to go to #2 again after drinking coffee in the AM, but it's very constipated-stool and it always feels incomplete. I wake up in the middle of the night to pee 1-2 times, and also wake up extremely nauseas in the middle of the night or before work everyday. I'm not sleeping well (from pain) and extremely fatigued, lightheaded. I eat small, very healthy meals, but halfway through, I'm in pain... even eating just a banana, or some gluten-free toast. I was at 112lbs a few weeks ago, and yesterday weighed in at 104lbs.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:08 AM
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:21 AM
Btw. Tramadol is causing constipation unfortunately. When u are at home,put a heating pad on your belly. It soothes the pain a bit. Please tell us if u find something that works for u. Take care.
Really? My doctor switched me to Tramadol to control pain and not cause constipation! WHAT! haha Ugh...
Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:23 AM
Any other natural remedies anyone know of? Or better pain medicines to try that aren't constipating? Advil and Tylenol do nothing.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:24 AM
Sorry, i won't be able to be of much help,but did u consider having all tests done? You said u aren't sure whether it's actually ibs. Maybe it's something different. Maybe u should see a pain doctor?this will be my next step. Wishing u all the best!
I am seeing out a Nutritionist asap, but so far ANYTHING I eat makes me sick...so that why I don't think it's food intolerance (but still investigating). For example, a banana, or bowl of plain peas, white rice, applesauce, gf bread, hot beverages, they all make me sick. Sometimes even water hurts when I'm having a bad attack.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 02:48 PM
I feel u. Same here. hope our nutritionists can help us.Good luck!
Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:28 AM