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  • 16 days ago

    intermittent nausea

    Hi, since 2 months I have been having some GI symptoms. Everything started with some nausea (no vomiting) that initially went away, but came back few days later. I had some other symptoms such as excessive gas and gas related stomach pains. After roughly a month, I visited a doctor here in Japan (on a business trip here for 3 months), had a complete blood-work done including tests for liver and pancreatic functions and some cancer markers as well as an occult bleeding stool test. Everything was fine....
  • 16 days ago

    Ongoing issues

    For about seven years now, I get stomach aches and diarrhea EVERY night. It began as normal stools and eventually escalating to nausea and diarrhea, and feeling like absolute garbage. I have trouble distinguishing between heartburn and acid reflux and nausea. What makes it worse is that I spent so many days of my childhood with stomach viruses that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of throwing up. When I start to get heartburn or acid reflux or nausea, whatever the heck I’m getting every night, I freak out....
  • 19 days ago

    Routine and Debilitating Stomach Pain

    For the past 6 months or so, I get terrible stomach pains, but only at night, typically around 10PM. It can start before or after I eat. The pain will begin as a dull ache in my rib cage, and will slowly expand to cover my entire abdomen. The pain is an unbearable, stabbing/ pulsating pain, and the only relief is to lie down with my knees up to my chest. It is affecting my work, school, and social life. I had a Dr.s appointment two weeks ago. He is considering IBS, and recommended I cut out sugars....
  • 1 month ago

    Crohn's Disease

    My husband has been having problems with his stomach the last couple of months. He has the sudden urgency to go to the bathroom and has literally spent hours in there. Sometimes its diarrhea, sometimes it's just gas and cramping but he feels like he has to go so hes afraid to leave. It's not uncommon for him to be in there for an hour or two. He's had a colonoscopy and there was not anything abnormal. Could this be crohn's or colitis?
  • 2 months ago

    Vomiting After Eating Meat

    My son is 7 years old, active, healthy weight, healthy cognition, etc... When he was about 10 months old I stopped exclusively breastfeeding him and introduced him to solids per usual. We ate a non-processed plant-based diet in his first two years and slowly started introducing animal proteins into his diet after that. He doesn't have any allergies that we are aware of, but every time he eats ANY red meat or poultry, he immediately has stomach pain and he vomits within seconds (no exaggeration....
  • 3 months ago

    Episodes of vomiting and diarrhea w odor

    My 16 year old son has had episodes that include acute stomach pain as well as immediate vomiting and diarrhea. They will last anywhere from 15-30 minutes until everything is out of his system. There is a very foul odor that is present during each episode. He has had these episodes since he was 7-8 years old and has had roughly 15-20 of them. There doesn't seem to be an association with specific food or anything else we can we think of that might be causing them. He has had them 8-10 weeks apart....
  • 5 months ago

    What do I have. Seems like IBS but not sure

    I became lactose intolerant after going off Zoloft (about 12 years). But not sure if that is what it is. It doesn't come on shortly after I eat which is what most sites say but the next morning at my usual time to have a BM. I would have explosive bm's a few times and then good for the rest of the day. After a few days, I would be back to normal. But now it seems to last for weeks. Always at the usual time, so predictable and one main bm, then two or three more trips. So I am wondering if....
  • 6 months ago

    Unusual issue?

    I get headaches two or three times a month. Always during the night. I also get congested and can sometimes get sweaty. Relief comes when I have a bowel movement. Sometimes it takes two BM's and the headache disappears within 10 minutes. This has been going on for four years. I have been to numerous doctors and I have had all the tests: colonoscopy, etc. I am not on any medications except magnesium and vitamin C. I do have IBS. No other medical issues. One unusual issue that happened to me about....
  • 6 months ago

    IBS sudden foul body smell

    I have been lactose Intolerant but began having IBS occasional episodes a couple years ago but became intense 8 months ago. Have been on a diet of no grains, sugar, dairy or processed foods which keeps it under control most of the time. Doctor says my colonoscopy dIdn't show inflammation and believes it to be stress related. (that fits with my life the last 5 yrs. A couple weeks ago My husband ended up in the hospital a ways from our home for 3 days so I stayed with him in his room. I managed....
  • 6 months ago

    Diverticulitis and IBS fears

    I'm a 44 year old male who was diagnosed with a case of uncomplicated diverticulitis in late January of this year (2019). I emotionally struggled with this and continued to have pain and intestinal issues post treatment. My doctor and my GI specialist diagnosed me with IBS-C for these symptoms. Does anyone else live with these two issues and if so how do you deal with anxiety when your IBS is acting up that it could be diverticulitis instead?