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Iv'e been to the hospital ER room so many times it's not even funny. All I want is to be knocked out completely, no awareness none. They give me Phenergan and Morphine if I'm lucky. The pain I experience is unbearable. It's not sitting on the pot but dubbled over in pain so sick to my stomach that only scolding hot water will prevent me from throwing up. It goes on for days relentlessly.------------------Is there hope?
 

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Welcome! & No that is not all there is here. Those two things are very good starts though. If you haven't gotten a diagnosis of IBS from a good Dr. I would do that first. The pain you describe I'm very familiar with. Hypnotherapy has reduced my pain symptom significantly. I have also had some success reducing nausea with ginger tea.I invite you to visit ALL our forums found down here at the bottom of the page by "Hop To:" Click on New User FAQ first & go from there. Hope you are feeling better soon & can avoid any more trips to the ER. BQ
 

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Welcome! & No that is not all there is here. Those two things are very good starts though. If you haven't gotten a diagnosis of IBS from a good Dr. I would do that first. The pain you describe I'm very familiar with. Hypnotherapy has reduced my pain symptom significantly. I have also had some success reducing nausea with ginger tea.I invite you to visit ALL our forums found down here at the bottom of the page by "Hop To:" Click on New User FAQ first & go from there. Hope you are feeling better soon & can avoid any more trips to the ER. BQ
 

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I do remember those days when I spent lots of time in emergency care clinics and ER's with docs wondering if I had a gallbladder attack or appendicitis. It took a long time, but I managed to get my IBS to the point where I no longer have excruciating pain. This requires a very careful regime of diet (lots of fiber and water), exercise, Mike's tapes, Klonopin, and avoiding stressful situations. I give myself plenty of time to go to the bathroom every morning (after several cups of coffee). And I try to respond immediately to any calls from Mother Nature before the urge goes away. Hope this helps.
 

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I do remember those days when I spent lots of time in emergency care clinics and ER's with docs wondering if I had a gallbladder attack or appendicitis. It took a long time, but I managed to get my IBS to the point where I no longer have excruciating pain. This requires a very careful regime of diet (lots of fiber and water), exercise, Mike's tapes, Klonopin, and avoiding stressful situations. I give myself plenty of time to go to the bathroom every morning (after several cups of coffee). And I try to respond immediately to any calls from Mother Nature before the urge goes away. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi Ace, there is a lot we can do to managing IBS, but the first thing at this is very important is diagnoses and education.These are three top sites on IBS from experts on the condition. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/ http://www.aboutibs.org/ http://www.gastro.org/adhf/ibs_brchr.html For inspiration read these two threads. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000017.html http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000433.html Managing IBS can be hard work but it can be done with education and effort. I can relate to the pain you describe. About 5% percent of IBSERs are in the severe group statistically.I was one of them personally. But there are things to do and try. Anti-depresaants are one option at low doses for pain.This is an important thing to know about IBS. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/022769.html This helps to explain where the pain and anxiety comes from in IBS.These to articles are also worth reading. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/relax.htm http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/hypnosis.htm Also type in CBT and IBS in the about.com search up above.------------------Moderator of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety and Hypnotherapy forumI work with Mike and the IBS Audio Program. www.ibshealth.com www.ibsaudioprogram.com
 

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Hi Ace, there is a lot we can do to managing IBS, but the first thing at this is very important is diagnoses and education.These are three top sites on IBS from experts on the condition. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/ http://www.aboutibs.org/ http://www.gastro.org/adhf/ibs_brchr.html For inspiration read these two threads. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000017.html http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000433.html Managing IBS can be hard work but it can be done with education and effort. I can relate to the pain you describe. About 5% percent of IBSERs are in the severe group statistically.I was one of them personally. But there are things to do and try. Anti-depresaants are one option at low doses for pain.This is an important thing to know about IBS. http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/022769.html This helps to explain where the pain and anxiety comes from in IBS.These to articles are also worth reading. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/relax.htm http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/hypnosis.htm Also type in CBT and IBS in the about.com search up above.------------------Moderator of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety and Hypnotherapy forumI work with Mike and the IBS Audio Program. www.ibshealth.com www.ibsaudioprogram.com
 

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There are medications to try. Anti-spasmodics may help. Also try antidepressant therapy with a good GI knowledgeble in using these drugs for IBS. Antidepressants help given at low dosages take some trial and error to find the right one.The drug Zelmac may be for you. It is available only in Mexico, but you MUST talk to a GI about this. It works on constipation, bloating and pain, although it is not approved in the US.AZ
 

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There are medications to try. Anti-spasmodics may help. Also try antidepressant therapy with a good GI knowledgeble in using these drugs for IBS. Antidepressants help given at low dosages take some trial and error to find the right one.The drug Zelmac may be for you. It is available only in Mexico, but you MUST talk to a GI about this. It works on constipation, bloating and pain, although it is not approved in the US.AZ
 
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The hardest thing is often finding a sympathetic GI doctor. If you don't have one, it's time to get one. If he/she says it's all in your head or that you're making more of it than it is, tell them to Pound Sand and find a different doctor. I went through 5 before I found one who would at least take me seriously enough to try different meds. My current doc is willing to try pretty much anything that shows promise, but we're running out of things to try.For the pain I've found that pacing with a good posture helps as much as anything else. I also take Ultram, which is a non-narcotic pain killer. Usually, if I take one before the pain gets bad, it stops the pain in its tracks. If I wait till it gets very painful, though, it may take 2 or 3 pills, plus 4 hours or more of pacing. I err on the cautious side these days, and have only had 2 really bad episodes so far this year.You sound like you're pretty much near the end of your rope. I hope you find some help soon!
 
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The hardest thing is often finding a sympathetic GI doctor. If you don't have one, it's time to get one. If he/she says it's all in your head or that you're making more of it than it is, tell them to Pound Sand and find a different doctor. I went through 5 before I found one who would at least take me seriously enough to try different meds. My current doc is willing to try pretty much anything that shows promise, but we're running out of things to try.For the pain I've found that pacing with a good posture helps as much as anything else. I also take Ultram, which is a non-narcotic pain killer. Usually, if I take one before the pain gets bad, it stops the pain in its tracks. If I wait till it gets very painful, though, it may take 2 or 3 pills, plus 4 hours or more of pacing. I err on the cautious side these days, and have only had 2 really bad episodes so far this year.You sound like you're pretty much near the end of your rope. I hope you find some help soon!
 

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ACE:Have you been worked up by a Board Certified Gstroenterologist so you know for sure that all obvious, and less obvious, organic and infectious conditions which are reversible have been ruled out? Thats the first thing to do alsmost without exception. And if that has been done and you sstill have these symptoms, seek a second opinion. Your symptoms are very familiar to me...personally....for a period of over 35 years. I am now in remission and have been for about 6 years. It tok a long time to find an answer and the path is much shorter now. But before I would comment on anything at all the first question should be answerable with an affirmative.Eat well, Think well, Be well.MNL______________ www.leapallergy.com
 

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ACE:Have you been worked up by a Board Certified Gstroenterologist so you know for sure that all obvious, and less obvious, organic and infectious conditions which are reversible have been ruled out? Thats the first thing to do alsmost without exception. And if that has been done and you sstill have these symptoms, seek a second opinion. Your symptoms are very familiar to me...personally....for a period of over 35 years. I am now in remission and have been for about 6 years. It tok a long time to find an answer and the path is much shorter now. But before I would comment on anything at all the first question should be answerable with an affirmative.Eat well, Think well, Be well.MNL______________ www.leapallergy.com
 

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There are lots of things we can do.First is find a GI doctor who likes to work with IBS patients and will help you wind your way though the various treatments till you find the thing or combination of things that helps you the most.Just going to the ER isn't going to get you the tests you need to find out what is going on or get you on the types of treatments that help.My pain was very severe from IBS when it got bad (was mild for years) To the point I told one of my doctors I was ready to rip my own colon out with my bare hands (at the ER so they could do the emergancy surgery to give me an ostomy bag
).I got to see a good knowledgable about IBS doc and am currently in remission with minimal medication.Use the Hop to at the bottom of the page and read the Living with IBS section which has alot concentrated info about how various people here are coping. It may help to give you some ideas.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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There are lots of things we can do.First is find a GI doctor who likes to work with IBS patients and will help you wind your way though the various treatments till you find the thing or combination of things that helps you the most.Just going to the ER isn't going to get you the tests you need to find out what is going on or get you on the types of treatments that help.My pain was very severe from IBS when it got bad (was mild for years) To the point I told one of my doctors I was ready to rip my own colon out with my bare hands (at the ER so they could do the emergancy surgery to give me an ostomy bag
).I got to see a good knowledgable about IBS doc and am currently in remission with minimal medication.Use the Hop to at the bottom of the page and read the Living with IBS section which has alot concentrated info about how various people here are coping. It may help to give you some ideas.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 
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