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Hello, my name is Celestine and I'm new here. I've been lurking for about a month. I was diagnosed with IBS after a three-day hospital stay in 2000. Until I found this forum, I had never known another person whose IBS was serious enough to trigger ER visits or hospital stays. As much as I hate that others suffer at this level, it's so nice not to be totally alone anymore. I'm looking forward to posting and learning.
 

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Welcome, Celestine. You don't mention it but I hope that your doc has had you tested for this, that, and the other thing before thinking that you have IBS. In any case welcome to the bb of the group that nobody wants to belong to.
 

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hi! welcomeI agree with Empress. I had a zillion tests before I was diagnosed with IBS. they were annoying and invasive, but I was thankful that my doctor put me threw all of them first.
 

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Hi Celestine;Welcome to the forum! I imagine if you were in the hospital for a 3-day stay, you had lots of testing!Lots of great information on here. Read lots and ask any questions you'd like. We're not always right
but there are lots of members on here that have better knowledge of IBS than alot of doctors!
And, nope, you're not alone!
 

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Hi, Celestine~~
Welcome! Getting tested can def. put one's mind more at ease
It does feel really lonely with ibs sometimes, but you're def. not alone once you're here!
 
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quote:Originally posted by Jannybitt:Hi Celestine;Welcome to the forum! I imagine if you were in the hospital for a 3-day stay, you had lots of testing!
You're right. Lots of tests. The GI doc told me IBS is a "process of elimination"(no pun intended) diagnosis. I was hospitalized due to severe abdominal pain. I was unable to eat solids and the pain was getting progressively worse. They couldn't diagnose me or stop the pain in the ER, so I was admitted. Eventually, IVs of morphine and Bentyl stopped the attack. The tests continued until IBS was the only option remaining. I continued with Bentyl daily and Vicodin PRN until I moved. The new GI doc changed the Bentyl to Nulev. I also take Creon 20 due to absorption issues. I went 20 months without an attack severe enough to put me in the ER,by far my best record. Unfortunately it came to an end a few weeks ago. My severe attacks all build the same way. I'll have the horrific pain for a few hours one day, then it goes away until the next day when it lasts a while longer, etc. This will go on for a week or so until the big one hits. Thank you all for the warm welcome. I already feel comfortable here and I hope I can learn and help others too.
 
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