Some docs think I have IBS-C with some D, other docs say no way. Without a definitive test for IBS, we are ALL at the mercy of docs pinning labels on us. I have sporadic gut pain from hell, on lower left side, with an actual indentation on my lower left side...painful as hell. And yes, I blow up like a balloon...looking 9 mos. pregnant. The pain shoots into my spine bone, and thighs, & during an attack, the pain is out of control. None of the IBS drugs work...the Levsin (hyoscomine), Donnatal...none of it. I must curl up into a ball on the floor...as tight as I can...or bring knees to chest tightly to relieve pain in spine. I get a pulling sensation on my left gut. I walk hunched over during an attack. The pain is out of this world during an attack...spiking my BP to dangerously high readings. I've had adhesions before...attached to small bowel & intestines...asked my doc if I could have more adhesions...cuz that pain was very bad, too...and she said, no, if it were adhesions, I'd be in pain all the time. But everything I've read abt adhesions say you DON'T have pain all the time. Probiotics have not helped me either. I really would like to know if anyone else suffers with disabling pain during an attack like I do. My pain is stabbing, can wake me from sleep, and the pain grows with intensity...coming in waves...gripping me. And it shoots into my spine bone...the pain is so severe during an attack, I nearly pass out from the pain...for I don't remember things when I'm in the throws of an attack. An attack comes on gradually, over a few days, then grabs onto me with fierce intensity, and won't let go for about a week or longer. Then it just goes away. I'm either put in an ER or sent home with strong pain killers....dilauded, percocet, morphine...yes, that's how bad my attacks are...as the pain gets under control, then my BP starts to fall back to normal range...but my BP has reached 195/115 during an attack, which scares the hell out of ER docs and my doc. My gut just feels like it is being twisted on the left side...like you're wringing out a dishtowel. And no doc can figure out why I have a large indentation in lower left gut...where the severe pain is. I also develop pouches...protrusions sticking out in various places from just below my ribcage...ranging in diff. sizes....but they are hard lumps...scattered about. Does anyone else suffer this bad or have these visible changes to their gut during an attack? Do any of you think this is IBS? Email me, please. BoowieMustang@aol.com ....thank you...I cannot bear these attacks...which I've suffered with since 1991...after given a drug called miconozole....that's when my whole problem started. I'm in desperate need of help and support. Thank you.
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