Is Ibs this bad ??
I am posting on this board because I am really concern with my healthcare system being able to diagnose what I have and I feel they just use IBS to get rid of me because hospitals here in Canada are too busy. It started one year ago, I woke up with severe heart burns, I had those before since was the year before diagnose with an hernia causing GERD. But his time was allot different, more severe burning and more like a cramping abdominal pain. Bloating was present. They taught it was appendicitis on 2 different visits within a few months. Then one doctor just said its not appendicitis so probably a virus that comes back?? The thing is since Jan 2011 every about 2 months my symptoms come back but I feel fine for months before they come back, its like a cycle. Only one week I had diarea non stop like 20+ a day for a whole week. My typical symptoms are severe adbominal pain and on the right side i feel a sharp pain like a needle this is on and off and comes back even when I do not flareup. I will stop eating for days and everything gets me nausea, just the simple smell of garlic gets me sick. I am bloated and mainly am constituted ( probably because I do not eat), then when I try to eat I get fever chills and feel like something is hitting the bottom og my stomach quick ( like blockage) then this goes away after like 1 week or more but cannot sleep at night. They did barium enema x-rays and found nothing. Then lately in Nov I was really sick again and was told it is just IBS but that doctor refered me to a gastro specialist again. This specialist is making more test then ever. Barium small bowel follow true, allot of blood and stool test. He says eventually he would like to do a colonoscopy and one from the mouth also. He never talked to me about IBS as if it was not the case. The thing is that I lose weight and cannot sleep at night. For about more then 1 week every-time I flare-up.My questions is is IBS this bad, do anybody else on this post lose over 20 pounds in less then 6 months over this ??? I am sure I have something more serious but would likes people opinion if they had similar symptoms with IBS.