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Recently realized I have been having issues with IRS-c for the last several months- since they ruled most other things out.had colonoscopy last week. currently not constipated, not diarrhea, but get cramps, slight headache, nausea, and just yucky feeling AFTER I go to the bathroom - more than before. Yet a lot of the literature says pooping relieves the pain. but not for me.. it causes or makes the pain worse. usually on left side anyone have any explanation or thoughts on this?
 

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I get pains after I go too. I think they are spasms. Can't offer to much in the way of help, but maybe you could try a low dose antidepressant which my GI says doesnt eliminate the spasms, but knocks down the sensation. Some people find relief with antispasmodics but in my experience they have never really helped. Are you currently seeing a GI? Maybe you would be a candidate for Zelnorm. I go to a fantastic GI at Boston Medical Center. The GI dept is getting a new DR (female gastro) who has been seeing ONLY IBS patients for the past 2 years. She will ONLY be seeing IBS patients when she starts at BMC in the fall. I really haven't heard of many gastro's even in Boston who deal exclusively with IBS. They told me to call in August when they will have her schedule. Maybe you could make an appt. Let me know if you need any other info on this if you are interested, don't know if people can just call and make appts or if you need a physician referral. Hope this helps
 

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I get pains after I go too. I think they are spasms. Can't offer to much in the way of help, but maybe you could try a low dose antidepressant which my GI says doesnt eliminate the spasms, but knocks down the sensation. Some people find relief with antispasmodics but in my experience they have never really helped. Are you currently seeing a GI? Maybe you would be a candidate for Zelnorm. I go to a fantastic GI at Boston Medical Center. The GI dept is getting a new DR (female gastro) who has been seeing ONLY IBS patients for the past 2 years. She will ONLY be seeing IBS patients when she starts at BMC in the fall. I really haven't heard of many gastro's even in Boston who deal exclusively with IBS. They told me to call in August when they will have her schedule. Maybe you could make an appt. Let me know if you need any other info on this if you are interested, don't know if people can just call and make appts or if you need a physician referral. Hope this helps
 
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