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Hello fellow suffers,A month ago, got an acute attack of something, probably IBS. Of course, my symptoms are unique.
SEVERE GAS, constant all day/night long. My initials are KPP. Now I know why. Passing gas & Pooping. Sometimes I fart every 10 minutes.FREQUENT BM - Neither diarrhea, nor constipation. I have looong, loose-ish stools. Looks like I'm going for 4, even though emptying a large amount of stool happens 3-5+ / day.NAUSEA - Upon waking, then throughout day. No vomiting. Actually feel somewhat like I did after chemo.FATIGUE - Just want to sleep. I do have diabaetes, and my sugar has been high (250) since this started. I had to quit a job. I've become a recluse.Had "spastic colitis" in past, triggered by stress. Been under severe stress for 6 months. Then got job on graveyard shift. Two weeks later, too sick to work.Do I have the wretched IBS? My doc put me on dicocylomine (sp?). I suck on sugar-free peppermint stuff. Seems to help.Any thoughts/responses appreciated. I need to be able to work!Thanks.
 

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Did your doctor say you have IBS?Do you do anything for the stress.Stress can actually cause most of the problems you have mentioned and make IBS worse."spastic colitis" is an old term for IBS.What tests have they done on your recently?"Had "spastic colitis" in past"Were you seen and diagnosed then?How long has it been since it has reoccured?
 

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Eric,Thanks for replying. Saw my Dr. thought it was IBS. Thus, dicyclomine. He ordered stool tests (no results yet) & ref'd me to GI doc. Haven't got in yet. I've done extensive research on IBS & know stress causes flare ups. But in past, never lasted more than a week max. Now, I've been very sick for 2 months. That's what's different - can seem to get rid of it this time. My symptoms seem slightly different than most IBS sufferers. No constipation, no diarrhea. No pain, only gas & frequent BMs. Do have bowel spasms.Stressful events gone now. I take Zoloff, Xanax and Wellbutrin. No new meds.Kate
 
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