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I just got my results back from my CAT Scan. I called the office and the Nurse said everything is normal and O.K. According to who I wonder! Because if you ask me I am far from O.K. and normal. That is all she said. Did ask me how I was doing, kiss her butt or nothing. Now I feel like I am hanging high and dry. I feel like my doctor could care less and I don't know what to do now. I guess I am definitly IBS "C". I am crying like a baby and I feel so lost. Someone please let me know what you did. Should I go to a specialist, A shrink, or what? I feel like my chest is going to cave in! Oh God please give me strength.
 

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Wendy, one test does not a diagnosis guarantee. I'm also a C type something, and had numerous "normal" tests. I am personally of the opinion that in today's medical world we must educate ourselves and be aggressive in seeking help. It sounds as if you have not seen a specialist yet, and I would definitely recommend that you keep trying until you find a doctor that will listen to you and who will keep looking for the cause rather than just treating the symptoms. In my case that was a DO that I selected as my new primary care physician late last summer. But I only found him after contacting the Quality Control Manager for my HMO provider to complain about lack of response and treatment by the female internist who was then my primary. Keep after it!
 
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Hi Wendy,If it helps at all, I know exactly how you feel. I don't think anyone but a fellow IBS'er would understand this - how upsetting it is to find out that "nothing is wrong with you". You would think that we would be overjoyed to find out that our results were "good". I remember several times crying when the results of a test were negative. You just want to scream - "What do you mean there's nothing wrong with me!!!!" Please just take a deep breath, go for a walk, or take a nap,and you may find yourself feeling a little better afterwards. Unfortunately, we all know that once all of the tests are done and nothing is found, the Dr's just give up, consider their job done,and tell us to live with it. At some point I finally got REALLY ANGRY and decided that the only way I was going to get help with this was to do it on my own. I was not going to let the IBS win. I did vast amounts of research on IBS and tried everything I could. This board is itself a Godsend. Well, I'm still fighting it, researching, and trying, but I'll be damned if I'm going to give up. My life is too important to me. There are many times when I just want to give up and give in because I can't take the pain, etc. anymore. But those times pass. Please keep posting as you need to - and don't give up, there's always another treatment to try.I know things seem bleak right now - I am offering a virtual shoulder to cry on - and remember that we are all here to help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.I'll keep you in my thoughts. Let me know how you're doing.LynneB
 

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Go to a GI, they should be able to help you alot more and yes go to a shrink, it may help you feel better. Who says that going to a shrink isn't going to help? I say if you are at your wits end then why not. It is hard to deal with feeling like a lab rat and Drs telling you there is nothing wrong when you are in pain. Please take care and I hope that you can find someone to help you.
 
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LynneB has some very good advice. I feel the same as her. Keep your chin up. Remember the rest of us have been in your shoes- you are not alone and you are not crazy. The problems do exist- I too wish the medical community would get their heads out of their own dark crevices.A specialist might help. Most (not all) understand the IBS and the effects. They maybe able to give you more info or support you need.Hang in there-Birdie
 
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I know exactly how you feel. I am also the C type. I thought the bloating was going to kill me. I was so miserable all of the time. I was almost to the point of surgery, when a great specialist said that it was IBS. What a relief to even know what it was. Believe it or not, my symptoms did eventually go away. Now, three years later, they are back.
 
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C type suffer here. Listen to them all. They are great with advice. I have been there too. I've been misdiagnosed oh...too many times to count with PID.(pelvic imflammatory disease). I ended up in the emergency room one night screaming in pain and it turned out to be my gallbladder. so now I do not have that but I have the IBS. what next. There are days where I feel like I can not get up in the morning or what I would give to come home from work and sleep. no dice with a 4 yr old and a 9 mo old(who is now beginning to crawl..oh the joy of it..and just said momma yesterday
) so we just have to try to keep our chin up and when you get really blue..come on and chat with us. we are all here whenever you need us. Dar
 
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