Hi. This is gonna be gross but here goes. So for the past year i wake up every morning between 4 and 5 am with terrible lower abdomen and back pain. Getting out of bed and passing gas used to relieve it. Ive had issues with bowel movements, periods of constipation, then diahrrea and just mucous for days. all this turmoil has swollen my insides so much. Now I can't seem to pass gas without having to manually release it, same with poop. I had diarrhea for three weeks straight but even that didn't exit on its own. So two days ago I was so full of gas I couldn't take it. My chiro told me to get on my knees and lay on my shoulders, so my bum is in the air and massage the air out of my colon. After about thirty minutes it was like someone put a fan in my butt. The air kept coming and each time it was like a balloon releasing all its contents. Over two hours I'd equate it to 20-30 ballons worth. Two days for two hours straight each day. My question is- how can a person (and I'm fairly small) hold that much air? And is it possible all that gas has been making me dizzy and nauseous for weeks? My rectum is so swollen from straining and it now feels like the muscles aren't working on their own. Anyone have similar exp? I'm taking gas x, peppermint oil, probiotics and digestive enzymes. Dr put me on linzess- worst medication ever. What in the world is causing this gas? It doesn't smell it's just air. I've had colonoscopy, endoscopy, adrenal function tests, cat scan, all kinds of blood work. Is this seriously just ibs?
Has your GI doctor ordered breath testing for SIBO Small Intestional Bacterial Overgrowth, Fructose Malabsoption and Lactose Intolerance? It made all the difference in the world for me to get the right diagnosis and treatment. I'm on the Low FODMAP diet now and am much better. Best wishes.