I hope I can get some help or some answers. I\\\\\\\'ve been battling my problem for 2 yrs now and I\\\\\\\'m not getting anywhere with getting answers. A couple years ago I became very ill, sever nausea, pain in my stomach, left side under my rib cage. Bouts of intense gas pains-so bad my mouth waters and I feel like I have to throw up but dont. Faint and dizzy feeling after the bouts of intense gas pains. Anything makes me nauseous, water, fruit etc. Sometime, not all the time about 5-6 hours after I eat, I wake up in the middle of night feeling like I have to get sick but can\\\\\\\'t, I hear rumbling in my stomach like I\\\\\\\'m going to get sick just never do. Its like I can\\\\\\\'t digest what I eat? This doesnt happen all the time, maybe 1x every 3 months? My bm are normal, mostly covered in mucus but only after bouts of stomach problems? I pretty much live on Zofran. I do notice when I feel the intense gas pains coming, the Zofran stops it from intensifying. Can someone
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 if you have any âadditional doubts. â
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