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I am only 20 years old and the doctors diagnosed me with IBS about a year ago. Lately it seemed to get worse. Most of the time I don't even think I have it. Sometimes I have diaherra other times I vomit and sometimes I do both but most of the time my stomach just hurts really bad and I feel like I'm going to throw up but I never do. I always feel like there is something hot going through my veins and it really freaks me out. Everytime I eat I feel like I'm going to throw up or have D so I don't eat a lot. This happens every couple weeks and lasts for about 2-3 days. I don't know what to do anymore and I'm not sure if I have IBS or something more serious. Can anyone give me advice?thanks
 

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trembling,Have you had your gall bladder checked it sounds like that may be the problem.Linda
 

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no I haven't had my gall bladder checked, everytime I go to the doctor they just tell me it's all IBS.
 

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trembling,I had my gall bladder removed when I was 26 and I know it was not working years before that and I have even seen a 5 year old who has had the gall bladder removed. So even though you are 20 it could still be the problem. Maybe you need to see another doctor.Linda
 

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Trembling, what kind of diagnostic tests did the doc do, to make that diagnosis? I hope it was based on more than listening to your symptoms. If your doc won't do something about it, find another doctor, you must be persistent. The anxiety of not knowing what's going on with your body (as well as the pain) can also be pervasive and consuming. Please visit this website: www.emofree.com to download the free instruction manual so you can get some anxiety relief and maybe find a practitioner in your area. Although it's basically a self-help tool, & good for many things ... it does not take the place of doctors. I know it doesn't help to say "find another doctor" but in my experience lots of them don't want to deal with IBSers because they really don't know what to do to help, so it makes them feel incompetent. IBS for many of us comes and goes, so that part sounds familiar, as does the severity and variety of symptoms, so it MAY be IBS, but you may need more tests.Good luck.
 

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The only tests I have done were bloodwork, colonoscopy, and x-rays. I just get so worked up when my symptoms come and I think I make them worse. Sometimes I feel like I'm dying. I do think I need to find another doctor though. I didn't know if anyone else felt the same symptoms as me or if I should really worry. Last time the symptoms lasted for 4 days, usually it's only 2.
 
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