Originally Posted by solofelix
First of all why (never again)!!... I have had four Endoscopys and two Colonoscopys and dont even remember mine after asking for maximum sedation.
My diagnoses was the same as yours, Diverticulitis- HiatalHernia-Gastritis and IBS and I believe its IBS which causes my bloating. Medication has had very little effect and I have my symptoms mainly under control with diet/smaller meals.
Domperidone taken before meals will help with the bloating as it moves food along the digestive track faster.
Look up diet for IBS even if you dont have it and it may help as a lot of these stomach issues are very similar,
Why never again? I was literally given my first sedation dose seconds before the camera went down my throat, it was agony, felt everything. The colonoscopy wasn't much better even with extra sedation. I guess they did not give me enough, I was screaming for them to take it out, I only fell asleep when it was all over.
Forgive my ignorance, but isn't IBS a term used when they can't find anything medically wrong with you? I always thought IBS was for people with poor diets.
I will of course follow a strict diet and whatever meds my docs gives me - I hope the bloating goes down soon. It actually gets worse the less I eat, I think maybe I have too little stomach acid. I even fasted for 48 hours recently and I ballooned up even more.