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Hey guys so I have a friend that has asked for my opinions. I asked some of my doctor friends to get their opinions and I thought I mine as well get the community's opinions. Diagnoses have ranged from stomach parasite to celiac disease (gluten allergy). She has been trying a 3 week gluten free diet with so far no affect, along with a dairy free diet as well with no affect. She has been diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency (13%) of normal. Symptoms started 2 days after eating organic bacon. This was the families only food consumption change from the norm. Other family members also experienced the abdominal pain symptoms but symptoms passed within a week of the matter while her's are still presenting.

19y/o Female, Original weight 145LBS/130LBS after becoming sick.
Extreme stomach cramps/pains
Occasional bloating
Irregular stool (stool is almost like a gel - little yellow transparent globes)
Severe chest pain
Shortness of breath after climbing 3/4 steps
Physical weakness
Has feeling of puking but doesn't puke
Veins are more visible in breast, upper/lower extremities. More than normal.
HBP, higher than normal.

blood - negative x 7
urine - negative x3
stool - negative x 4
x-ray - negative x 3
ultrasound - negative x1
heart EKG - negative x2
heart echo - negative x1
heart holter monitor - negative x1
colonoscopy - negative x1
endoscopy - negative x1
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replied June 22nd, 2017
The symptoms described are more likely due to Irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel ‎syndrome IBS, is a functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal ‎pain or discomfort with ‎alterations in ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and / or diarrhea).‎

IBS does not cause ‎any permanent damage or ‎‎any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress ‎affecting an ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎individuals work, ability to travel and attend social ‎‎events.‎

IBS is actually a diagnosis of exclusion, and should be considered as possible cause only if all other possible medical conditions have been ruled out.

But for the time, being your symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications ‎‎(laxatives, antidiarrheals, ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎antispasmodics, or antidepressants). You may consult a gastroenterologist for such prescriptions.

I hope this helps.

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