Now they suppose I have IBS

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Now they suppose I have IBS

Postby lynxminx on February 12th, 2007, 1:46 am

For the past year or so the doctors had convinced me I was having peritonital episodes from leaking ovarian cysts. I had another episode that landed me in the hospital several weeks ago...imaging showed nothing on the side that was tender. Now they're proposing IBS.

Unfortunately, IBS is connected to the disorder that frightens me the most: fibromyalgia. So my fear is back.

It's been a little over a year and a half since onset. My BFS symptoms have ebbed and flowed a little, but haven't gotten substantially worse since December 2005. I've had periodic episodes of this abdominal pain since 2001 or so, but for the past 5-6 months it's been consistent. (TMI, sorry)- I've had to resort to using enemas on occasion. Fiber doesn't seem to be helping.

There's no hard data on the connection, but many specialists seem to believe they're caused by comparable neurological dysfunctions, with fibro affecting peripheral nervous and IBS affecting autonomic. I've seen stats stating anywhere from 20% to 'over 60%' of people with IBS are supposed to have fibro, with the IBS symptoms having preceded fibro by several
years.

I still don't have any tender points that I can find. I wake up feeling good in the morning. I only occasionally have trouble sleeping, always due to anxiety or stress and resolving within 24 hours. No stiffness. No trouble moving around.

Yet.
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Now they suppose I have IBS

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