It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bowel Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort worth tx
Posts: 72
AlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB User
Thumbs down I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

well i have been battling with anxiety for a while now.. well i guess now its gotten to the point were my digestive system is screwed up and i don't know why . i've gotten backed up for sometime now and my doctor feels there is nothing wrong with me . right now i cant eat a lot due to the fact i feel full all the time and when i do eat i have shortness of breath an pain .
i've already been to my doctors a few weeks ago and he suggested i keep taking my stool softeners and go back in a few months . but i still feel bloated an full
i can have a bm maybe 3 times a day but that's with fiber pills everyday ., but whether i have a bm or not i still have the full feeling.. i don't know what to do anymore , i really need some input. anyone ? at this point im lost and dont think my doctor takes me serious

i have stomach pains and back pains
full feeling
bloating
im burping alot and alot of gas ...

anyone ???

 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
ladybud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,851
ladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB Userladybud HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

I would suspect with the bloating, excess gas, etc. that you may have lactose intolerance, milk/dairy protein allergy, or gluten intolerance. I spent 60 years feeling that way before I found out I had the last 2 problems. I also had terrible constipation, and since going on a dairy free, gluten free diet, I am so much better! Lactose intolerance is easier to deal with, as the diet for the allergies is rather restrictive. I would get some testing done for those things, as I think if you have objective evidence, you are more likely to adhere to the diet. The testing should be done with IGG antibodies, not IGE, which is what most food allergy panels are. Pinning this down can be tricky, so you might want to start just reading about those problems to get general info and keeping a food/symptom diary. Sometimes eliminating the culprits is the only way to tell and that can take a few weeks to be noticeable. Elimination diets can interfere with test results, so please get the tests first, then do the elimination if nothing shows up.

 
The Following User Says Thank You to ladybud For This Useful Post:
AlexandraS (08-02-2012)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort worth tx
Posts: 72
AlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

ive gotten to the point were i dont want to eat and for the past few months i been eating maybe 2 times a day . i dont drink milk or eat anything dairy maybe some shredded cheese but other then that nothing that i know of. im just scared it will be something serious and my doctor wont take it serious , its really getting miserable. i drink alot of water also .

 
Old 08-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4
BrandyV HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Did you have a baby recently? If so, you should think about seeing a pelvic floor specialist. You sound like you have a lot of the same problems I have had. I ended up finding out that I have a significant tear in my sphincter muscle and have to have surgery to correct it.

 
Old 08-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
NotAHappyCamper HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

This may be a dumb question, but have you had ultrasounds done on your gall bladder and/or pancreas?
Well i guess the ultrasound would be for your gall bladder.... believe they test pancreatic enzyme via a blood test.

 
Old 08-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort worth tx
Posts: 72
AlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Brandy my.last.child was born.in 06 ive had xrays done an blood work they say its fine .. an camper I haven't had my gallbladder checked I.have a.doc.appt today at 4 should I.ask them to look.at.it?

 
Old 08-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
NotAHappyCamper HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

I am in no way a doctor, but yes, I would definitely have them check your gallbladder (ultrasound, just like when you are pregnant) and the pancreatic enzyme they can check via bloodwork.

I had to have my gallbladder removed a few years ago and your symptoms sound very similar to mine. An inflamed, or full of stones gallbladder often leads to pancreatitis... Very painful, and gets worse the longer you don't get it checked out. Before I finally went to the ER (my gallbladder was in the process of rupturing because i took so long to go), I couldnt even drink water without getting a severe attack. Prior to that point, I would always feel full and full of gas.... noticed that the most painful area was almost like a "band" between my stomach and chest and also off to the shoulder area. Its definitely worth getting it checked out in my opinion.

 
Old 08-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #8
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
NotAHappyCamper HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

I am in no way a doctor, but yes, I would definitely have them check your gallbladder (ultrasound, just like when you are pregnant) and the pancreatic enzyme they can check via bloodwork.

I had to have my gallbladder removed a few years ago and your symptoms sound very similar to mine. An inflamed, or full of stones gallbladder often leads to pancreatitis... Very painful, and gets worse the longer you don't get it checked out. Before I finally went to the ER (my gallbladder was in the process of rupturing because i took so long to go), I couldnt even drink water without getting a severe attack. Prior to that point, I would always feel full and full of gas.... noticed that the most painful area was almost like a "band" between my stomach and chest and also off to the shoulder area. Its definitely worth getting it checked out in my opinion.

 
Old 08-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #9
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
NotAHappyCamper HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Sorry for the double post. Just signed up here.. not sure why it posted twice.

Forgot to mention, that the shortness of breath was a big time symptom I had. I think its from the pressure of the inflammation of the organs. Mine got so bad, when I tried to talk the night I went to the ER, it sounded like i had the "dry heaves" - like when a kid cries A LOT and tries to talk and they almost sound like they are stuttering... you know what I mean?

 
Old 08-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #10
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: LARGO
Posts: 13
MsNica HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Hi. Something I noticed that you said you took were fiber pills. Fiber creates a bulkier stool. The more you take the more water you need to drink for it to soak up to create softer bulkier poohs. If you are not taking in enough water with a high amount of fiber you could be giving yourself most of your symptoms. Lack of water with a fiber supplement will cause constipation (in extreme circumstances can create intestinal blockage). Gas and bloating are just part and parcel for taking a fiber supplement or taking too much of one.

As a long term crohn's patient I have seen just about everything a bowel can do to you. Fiber is my personal worst food to eat and I have been on a low residue diet for 14 years. I suggest setting aside the supplements and stick with just a stool softener for a bit see if it levels you out, or dramatically increasing your water intake. If you opt to increase water, that may help to some extent but fiber in a supplement form can still cause gas and bloating no matter how much water you drink with it.

 
Old 08-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
NotAHappyCamper HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Just curious how your appointment went yesterday.

Give us an update when you get a chance.
Hope all is well

 
Old 08-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #12
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: LARGO
Posts: 13
MsNica HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

Also, getting a doc to run pancreatic enzymes seems to be a pain. I was in the ER with classic pancreantisis symptoms and on a medication that could cause it (rare side effect) the ER doctor flat out told me I don't have it. Did not want to run the test, but did because I was adamant. Another doctor came in to tell me I would be admitted for around 3 days for pancreantitis...about 6 nurses did come in to say hi after I stood up to the doctor and was right. After experiencing both acute pancreantis and later gallbladder (lead to emergency surgery on Nov 1st a Sunday and a night in the hospital for Halloween) I would say your symptoms do not fit either. Nausea and vomiting are classic pancreantits, along with an intense "rubbing" pain on the back side if your stomach. Gallbladder is acute intense pain on the right side of the belly button radiation across as well. Both of these situations had me RUNNING to the ER, the pain was up around an 7-8. no questions something was really really wrong. I am talking on par with child birth.

 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort worth tx
Posts: 72
AlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

sorry to get back to everyone so late but here's how my doc appt went ...
my original doc is out of town for 3 weeks so i decided to see another doc that practices there he didnt even exam me for my stomach issues but went on about how its my anxiety and i need to take medication everyday . he went on to write me a prescription for more meds my doc already gave me an went on saying other things . he also asked if i did illegal drugs or been to jail due to my tattoos im guessing ? he went on saying cause i had kids at a young age that thats part of my anxiety i didnt understand what all that had to do with my stomach issues . i told him i dont take every day meds for anxiety cause i spoke with my doctor and said i could do it on my own . he said there is no way to do that .. i left more mad then anything . so im guess im gonna wait for my doc to come back in order to get examined the right way . he made me feel so uncomfortable . i no longer have the feeling of being full but have some stomach pains but i have stomach spasm pills that help.. i dont understand why he acted that way towards me . i will never return to that doctor again . he never examined my stomach but told me to return today or tomorrow to have blood drawn to make sure i dont have a stomach infection or ulcer . but that after the fact i asked him ."what about my stomach" .

 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #14
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort worth tx
Posts: 72
AlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB UserAlexandraS HB User
Re: I dont know what to do anymore... SOMEONE ?

i forgot to mention he wrote me a prescription for a higher dose of anxiety meds and told me what my doctor gave me wasn't good enough .. i take one med only for panic attacks an anxiety attacks when needed he said i need to take that one everyday . but i informed him i've seen a lot of people get addicted to them ..

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
My bowel movements are scaring me dont know what is wrong?! eddie1278 Bowel Disorders 3 10-22-2009 08:23 PM
dont know what to do jj020382 Bowel Disorders 3 06-21-2009 01:19 AM
Help, Im bleeding, and I dont know why whatitisyo Bowel Disorders 6 09-26-2007 04:19 AM
still dont know what is wrong cazajacks Bowel Disorders 16 05-12-2007 05:24 AM
I dont know whats going on leann615 Bowel Disorders 0 03-25-2006 05:43 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flipfleury (33), solofelix (26), Babygirl43 (19), rufous57 (19), ladybud (16), quincy (15), sonray (15), TacomaGuy (14), sjb (13), nomorefissure (10)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:59 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!