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I have had ibs C&D for 13 years or so. I now have a pain in my far left side. It is straight across from my belly button all the way to my side. I noticed today when I was having one of my "spells" the pain on my side was horrible! I have just about had it. I was on the way out my door to go to my daughters band concert and had to back out at the last minute. IBS has pretty much ruined my life. I usually have about 3 bad spells a week but the cramps are so severe anymore I just can't take it. The other days I am so constipated I feel like my intestines are going to explode! Anyone else have the same problems?
 

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LovesNuno,I hear ya on the bitter disappointment we can have as parents when this infernal syndrome keeps us from being there for our kids. I have been there more times than I can count and I know exactly how bad this feels.What treatments are you currently using to help your symptoms?I'll share this with you, I have recently discovered the miracle of heat patches! They really do help my pain. And no one knows you have one on and no side effects either.BQ
 

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Right now I'm taking Levsin. It really doesn't help much though. I think I have been on everything there is so far. Getting ready to see another specialist. The reason I asked about the side pain is my doctor said there is nothing there that would be causing it. I think he thinks it's all in my head unfortunately.Stick
 

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Levsin will slow gut contractions; it is an antispasmodic. It isn't necessarily gonna help with D or pain. I take it as well b/4 I eat. Your descending colon is on that side and left ab pain is kinda common with IBS'ers. So what is causing it is probably.... IBS. Visceral hypersensitivity is a hallmark of IBS.Check out this great link from Johns Hopkins.Really describes IBS and it has graphics that make it real easy to understand:http://hopkins-gi.nts.jhu.edu/pages/latin/...se=43&lang_id=1I would definitely see another Doc and I wish you all the best with that.BQ
 

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I looked up this site and maybe it will help you if you haven't tried this already. The link is:www....com/supplements/sol_fiber1.aspIt talks about soluble fiber supplements that help both diarrhea and constipation. Maybe this would help you.Hang in there. Levsin did nothing for me. Librax does a little better for my spasms.Pain sucks, IBS sucks, but just know you're not alone!
 

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I hear ya 2Cups...So Sorry..Wish I had a magic wand......BQ
 
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