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Nov I had a nervous stomach went home from work, threw up and had flu like symptoms for a couple days. Then I started to get this twinge in my lower left quadrant that got worse and it hurt to touch. I went to the ER, antibiotics and a couple ennams and I still didn't have a bowel movement till I got home but then eveything was OK. Colonoscopy in Jan. no biopsies were done but everything looked clear. March started having bloating like symptoms and constipation in my lower left again. I put myself under stress, lack of sleep and now this and I have had anxiety for about a week now. Some bowel movements but small, feels better for a while. I'm trying to stop smokeless tobacco as well. I am scared that I have chrons or colitis even though my colonoscopy has come back negative and that is what is causing my anxiety. I have some bloating but no severe pain at all. Started with a therapist and my doctor ordered a barium x-ray of the small intestine to ease my mind. Also got 7 sleeping pills to help me sleep since I haven't slept in 5 days due to anxiety. I read a message where someone had chrons with symptoms like mine, it was found in the ileium? Mine was photodocumented but they didn't go that far with the colonoscopy. Should I be worried about chrons? My test ins't till April 11th and I am still having some anxiety over this. Thanks
 

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Do you have bloody stools where the blood is mixed in? (generally crohn's colitis tends to diarrhea rather than constipation, but you do find a few with constipation)Are you losing weight all out of proportion to what you are eating?Was your sedimentation rate elevated on any blood tests when you had symptoms?Do your symptoms calm down at night or do you get woken up with pain from a sound sleep (when you are sleeping)?That you feel better after a BM tends to indicate IBS. So far nothing you mentioned really sounds like it has to be something other than IBS. IBS often starts after a bout with the stomach flu.I know it can be hard not to worry that it is something worse than IBS, but try to relax and calm the anxiety down. Stressing out will make the symptoms worse than they would be on their own.K.
 

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Thanks for your response, I have read plenty of your posts and you are wonderful.I was constipated this past weekend, finally had a BM last Sat and there was alot of mucus. No blood whatsoever.I have acid refulx at times (bloating left rib cage). I have always been thin, I work nights in a computer dept. left ribcage bothers me a bit when I am sitting up at work at night, I take prilosc. I was about 140 when I started nights like 7 years ago. With this last bout in Nov I dropped to around 130 and that's where I am now. I don't eat alot and I am stressed, I try to eat alot of oatmeal and things like that. No different pain at night, never was woken up by any pain. I cant sleep cause of the worrying not the pain.I can't really tell if I had a fever or my anxiety kicked in cause they both cause sweating. I don't have any pain in the right side at all, it's all in the lower left, sometimes it seems like it's above my left hip but mostly in just a little from there.
 

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something else happend today, I ate some mellon and grapes, had a quick bowel movement and then there were waves of discomfort and pain around my left hip and in a little bit and relieved myself of some gas and have been ok ever since.
 
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