This has only happened to me twice, but each time has been identical, even though the 2nd time was several months after the 1st.
It begins with my stomach hurting - a twisting & turning feeling inside, but not exactly a feeling of needing the bathroom - & after an hour or so, it finally gets to be an unbearable pain, so I go to the bathroom.
At first all I feel is constipated, but at the same time it doesn't always feel like I even need the bathroom - just a feeling of my stomach & lower stomach knotting up. I then start to get a little dizzy, & proceed to break out into a horrible sweat.
The stomach pain, sweating & dizziness continues to occur for maybe 30-45 minutes. I can barely talk & my breathing becomes very loud and hard.
After a while, the constipation begins to go away & I am able to go to the bathroom (but as diahhera.) After the pain is pretty much gone, a sharp pain lingers in my lower stomach for a few hours until it finally goes away & everything feels normal again. Why
Based on the history and the description of the cramps and specifically, in absence of major symptoms âlike fever, loss of weight, appetite, bloody stools, etc, you may be having Irritable bowel syndrome ââ(IBS).â
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal âpain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and diarrhea). These âsymptoms usually are present for at least 12 weeks in a patient during the previous one year, and âunfortunately the onset or subsidence cannot be predicted. â
IBS is diagnosed by its signs and symptoms and by the absence of other diseases. IBS does not cause âany permanent damage or any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress âaffecting an individuals work, ability to travel and attend social events. â
Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ââ(laxatives, antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, or antidepressants). â
For symptom relief, you may consider to take antacids for acid relief, activated charcoal for bloating âand stomach gas issues.â
You may consider to consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for counselling and prescription of proper medications as needed.
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