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I have been having symptoms for two years but have been increasing in severity and frequency in the last few months. My symptoms:
Bloating, constipation, severe reflux, severe flatulence, stomach cramping and 'stabbing pains', loss of appetite, dizziness/light headed.
I have had a colonoscopy with biopsy, endoscopy, ct enteroclysis and a number of blood tests with no results.
I have been tested for coeliac and lactose intolerance.
These symptoms occur at any times of the day, before and after I have eaten and sometimes wake up with it.
The severity is increased with stress and alcohol consumption (two drinks).

What could it be?

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replied May 12th, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A12013
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned with symptoms of abdominal pain, severe reflux, constipation, bloating with loss of appetite for the last two years. You have made a mention that symptoms increase with stress and alcohol consumption.
With the information you have given it seems that reflux symptoms are due to GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease plus some of the other symptoms fit into the criteria of Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS).Stress is known to precipitate IBS and alcohol precipitates the symptoms due to acid reflux.
You must consult your gastroenterologist for definitive diagnosis and management as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.

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