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Was wondering what type of pain others suffer?Myine used to be severe lower abdominal cramps up to 6 times upon wakening often relieved by D motions.I have had this problem on and off for 10 yrs, and could still have some sort of life with codeine and immodium.Round 3 months ago the pain and D returned, but then turned into a constant ache in lower right tummy, this stil happens on and off and has concerned me re appendecitis a few times.However every day for the past 3 months my tummy is sore or pinching or stabbing ar tight in some way pretty much all day.Also have been getting severe attacks of pain bout 5 now, just above bellybutton, so severe all i can do is collapse and cry, i have been in ER twice for this and even morphine hasnt worked, i am so scared of having an attack out alone and docs have no clue, as i have no D or C or vomiting just the worst pain, i cant even walk.Please help i am at my wits end at being home ridden the past 3 months and have lost my job and most of my friends to this illness, the docs r no help and say just live with it, but this is no kinda life??Thank You
 

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you need to see a specialist in Gastro or Colo-rectal ,Ididnt find out I had diverticulitis until I had an mri at spec doc , you could have a number of things wrong -divert,gallbladder ,impacted intest, without being there I can only guess ,you might try new diet and enemas to see if its a minor colon impaction ,or if youre gallbladder is the prob,coffee enemas are great for that,but see the spec first
 

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Thankyou 4 your replyI have been to a gastroenterologist and gastro surgeon, i have had CT scans, xrays, colonoscopy, nuclear testing and they cant find a thing, and say they cant do anything further for meI will try a new diet tho, oh and what is an enema or coffee enema?Thanks so much
 

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Hi, I think you said in your other thread you're from Australia? (me too). I am someone who is in pain pretty much constantly. I semi ease it with Colese (or Colofac) and Lexapro but it's still there. I also get attacks that last about 5-8 hours under the ribs. These make me feel really nauseaus but I don't vomit and they may or may not end up with diarreah.I have found the medical community to be pretty useless when it comes to my IBS. The hospital sends me home with Lomotil and gives me a jab with a painkiller, 3 GP's have told me they don't know what to do about it and even 3 gastroenterologists said they couldn't help me anymore, they'd tried everything they knew of but to come back if I didn't get better (aha, what's the point?!?!). Sorry I'm not much help but I do know where you are coming from!
 

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You guys probably need new doctors. "Question: I have been suffering from IBS for well over a year. I can't seem to get it under control, and it is making it very difficult to live normally. I take medications (Zelnorm, hydrocosamine), try to eat a high-fiber diet, and I take medication for anxiety. Is there anything else I can do? See a nutritionist? Take classes in relaxation? My doctor said I would have to learn to live with the pain. I'm only 21 and I just can't accept that answer. Answer: When a single treatment or medication doesn't work, you can try a combination of medical treatment and cognitive behavioral therapies, such as relaxation techniques and hypnosis. I also just presented a study at Digestive Disease Week that shows that cognitive behavioral therapies can reduce the side effects of some drug treatments for IBS. Antidepressants may also be recommended to reduce anxiety in some severe cases. In addition, your doctor might try a combination of medications that work at the gut as well as the brain level for best results. -- Douglas Drossman, professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and co-director of the UNC Center for Functional GI and Utility Disorders. It sounds like the quality of life for this person is severely impaired by the IBS. Sometimes as your life becomes more impaired by IBS, it can make the condition worsen and initial treatments may not longer work. But there are always additional treatments, and you should not accept the answer of "just live with it." That is unacceptable. If that happens, you should look should for another physician in your area with more experience with the condition and the type of symptoms you're dealing with. All of the potential treatments mentioned above can be helpful, and you may have to rely on several different treatments for relief. -- Ray E. Clouse, MD, professor of medicine and psychiatry in the division of gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "http://www.webmd.com/content/article/65/79520.htmKristinaT, There are some thirty functional gi disorders.One functional disorder that does not have d or c or d/c is Chronic Functional Abdominal Painhttp://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/CFAP.htmlHow much codeine do you use because that can actually contribute to even more pain long term.You do say you have d and then later say you don't really, so that is confusing though.Also worry make pain worse.Are you both from from Australia? Do you belong to the from Australia IBS network? Maybe someone there can recommend a good GI doctor for you guys?
 
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