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Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 05-09-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,123
Posted By clill_IU
Re: weight issues with ibs

I have IBS C & D, and weight gain is definitely a problem during the D periods. My doctor said weight loss isn't generally a problem with IBS, but nearly everybody that I've spoken to with IBS-D has...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 05-03-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 46,168
Posted By clill_IU
Re: New to IBS - HELP!! (Gas issues esp.)

dbirchum,

Before you get worked up about things such as bowel obstructions, Celiac disease and Crohn's, remember this dictum: The commonest things are most common. Those aforementioned disorders...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-28-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 46,168
Posted By clill_IU
Re: New to IBS - HELP!! (Gas issues esp.)

dbirchum,

It depends on the practice, some doctors will put you in "twilight", where you are awake but you won't ever remember. I prefer this method since its less dangerous. In Europe for...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-28-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,299
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Hello All...IBS/Functional Dyspepsia?

Elmhar,

I read the report again last night. It clearly states that I have a high PH level in my stomach (i.e. low stomach acid). Both of my parents also suffer with this and I believe they take...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-27-2006, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,299
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Hello All...IBS/Functional Dyspepsia?

Hey,

How are you feeling? Better I hope. I really hope your quality of life gets sorted, if nothing else, for encouragement for the rest of us. :-)

I may check the barium meal out. I don't...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 04-27-2006, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,299
Posted By clill_IU
Hello All...IBS/Functional Dyspepsia?

Just a quick background on myself...

I started having chronic, nagging stomach pains about 3 months ago accompanied by on again off again nausea, loud stomach noises, bloating, gas, and just an...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-19-2006, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By clill_IU
Re: gastroparesis and Reglan questions...

89 minutes is fine. I thought I had gastroparesis as well....belching, gas, pain in upper gut, etc. I had a gastric emptying scan done and I think it emptied in about 80 minutes or so. I just...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-14-2006, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,581
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Don't know what I've got

Pete,

My list of anxiety symptoms is from a book from my class several years back, but if you want a fairly exhaustive list, go to the anxiety board on this website and at the top, there is a list...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-13-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,581
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Don't know what I've got

Pete,

Trust me on this one: Anxiety can create almost any symptom you can think of. I sat in a class of anxiety sufferers for nearly 3 months, and I heard it all. I'm looking at a list right...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-13-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Clill..... new thread for you

thanks for that! I don't think I have Crohn's, but I didn't think you did either! My pain is more nagging than sharp, and its definitely above the belly button. Bloating, belching, and stomach...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-13-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,581
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Don't know what I've got

Pete,

I've had the same exact symptoms as you. Unfortunately, I suffer from anxiety disorder as well, and even though I haven't had any problems with it for several years, the doctors are...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-12-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,671
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Diagnosis at last!!!!

Sharon,

I've had an upper endoscopy, a gastric emptying scan, esophageal motility test, stool sample and bloodwork.....all came back clear. I'm not sure what your bloodwork results were, but the...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-12-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,671
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Diagnosis at last!!!!

Sharon,

I'm sorry to hear that you have Crohn's, but I am happy that you now have peace of mind. Look into the parasite treatment that I was talking about earlier!! I've read a lot of good...
Board: Anxiety 04-12-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Lexapro Side Effects, Help?

VAN,

Try the benzo route. Many doctors prefer this treatment anyway because there aren't a lot of side effects...drowsiness and dependence. However, SSRI's aren't supposed to create dependence,...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-11-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By clill_IU
pain and bloating

Is it normal to have pain accompany bloating? It not horrible, but a dull, chronic pain in the upper gut....its driving me nuts.
Board: Anxiety 04-10-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Im soooo confused :( (Warning: long)

tnmomofive,

Thank you for the kind words....now if I could only practice what I preach....now that would be something. :-)
Board: Anxiety 04-10-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Im soooo confused :( (Warning: long)

Hello. Hope you are feeling better.

A few things. I'm not a doctor, but I grew up in an anxiety disorder household and have suffered through bouts of anxiety/panic/depression. Many of us have...
Board: Anxiety 04-09-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,700
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Does All The World Hate Benzos?

Every doctor has a different theory. Some like benzos, some like ssri's, and some like both. The fact is that benzos have made a comeback in recent years because some research shows that benzos are...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-09-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By clill_IU
Help concerning IBS and functional dyspepsia

I was just diagnosed with IBS and functional dyspepsia, and I was wondering how some of you have battled with it. What types of foods do you stay away from? Which ones are good? Probiotics? Also,...
Board: Celiac Disease 04-08-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Does this sound like Celiac Disease?

I think whenever you begin having symptoms in a particular region of the body, you need to start with the most obvious causes. I began having stomach issues a couple of months ago, and I jumped to...
Board: Anxiety 04-08-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Is it Anxiety or GERD!! please help

Turtlespeed,

My anxiety began shortly after I graduated from college, and I went through all the same stuff....Am I dying? What is wrong with me? Will I ever be normal again? This is all...
Board: Anxiety 04-08-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Lexapro Side Effects, Help?

Van,

I think I was unclear in my post....I wasn't referring to Lexapro, but SSRI's in general. If you are puking your guts out with it, then there is no doubt, its not for you. However, the...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Lexapro Side Effects, Help?

Van,

I haven't looked at the research, if there is any, but I think most of the anxiety/depression in the beginning is due to "taking" the pill, not the pill itself. I did alot of negative self...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Social Anxiety ruined relationship

Kewky,

Don't buy that crap he's feeding you. I have never ever heard of a guy breaking up with his girlfriend because she was kind of shy on a first meeting with the family....and I've known guys...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,956
Posted By clill_IU
Depression and Anxiety are very common problems...

but, DO NOT tell her about it on a first date. There can be a bad stigma about these disorders, and you don't want that crap to get in the way of her seeing the real you. The "real" you is (insert...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Lexapro Side Effects, Help?

every ssri is different. zoloft is another you could try. keep in mind, that the side effects are worse in the beginning....you may have to suffer for awhile before it gets better. i was ok on...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By clill_IU
Like a kid in a candy store...

Well, actually, I'm a patient in a doc's office trying to decide on an antidepressant. Don't you like the modern version of this story?

Anxiety has created a bunch of problems for me recently,...
Board: Anxiety 04-07-2006, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,437
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Anxiety over a Shower?

phobia is a specific thing that creates anxiety. Generalized Anxiety is about everything or nothing....its being anxious just for the sake of it.
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-07-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By clill_IU
Re: What in the heck is causing all these symptoms??!!

Diamond,

I've been going through the same exact symptoms for the last two months. I'm gradually getting better, mostly due to peace of mind. I suffer from anxiety disorder as well, and I'm...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-05-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Feeling alot better!!

Angela,

Listen, you have now attacked two people on this board who were trying to help. It is impossible for us to know everybody's individual circumstances. I believe I acknowledged that in my...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-05-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By clill_IU
Wink Re: Feeling alot better!!

Sharon,

I'm not so sure about Crohn's....you seem to be really bent on it, yet it is extremely rare. Everything that I've read about Crohn's indicates that weight loss only accompanies, either a...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-04-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Functional Dyspepsia...

I live in Europe, and I was told that the gluten content is much higher in their breads....IF, you follow the diet, how is the quality of life? Will I gain my weight back? I've only been having...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-04-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Functional Dyspepsia...

Hello,

Its interesting you mention Celiac's because my mother just got diagnosed with it, and I believe there is a strong hereditary component. I'm having the bloodwork for it on Thursday. Do...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-03-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Feeling alot better!!

When you say that you were losing weight for no apparent reason, does this mean that you had absolutely no other symptoms like nausea, stomach ache, etc, and just lost weight? I have had weight...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-03-2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Feeling alot better!!

question about your crohn's.......I've been having a lot of stomach problems, but my bowels appear to be working ok...is crohn's still a possibility? If you want to see my symptoms, read the post on...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-03-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By clill_IU
Functional Dyspepsia...

I have been diagnosed with the disorder, functional dyspepsia...this is the fancy way of saying that we know you have an upset tummy, but we can't tell you why...haha

I'm having the following...
Board: Anxiety 04-01-2006, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,767
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Help Is this Anxiety?

van,

I have your same exact symptoms..almost to a T. In fact, its quite scary how identical mine are to yours.

I suffered from panic disorder about 4 years ago, took Paxil, and it...
Board: Anxiety 03-31-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,593
Posted By clill_IU
Re: SSRI & Sexual side effects - men??

Jeff,

Are you having sexual issues yet? or are you just assuming you will since its an SSRI? I get the impression there aren't a lot of guys on here since we're not getting much feedback. My...
Board: Anxiety 03-30-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By clill_IU
Re: numb feet and legs

I get numbness and tingling as well...thought I had MS for awhile. My left arm is always going numb....however, I generally have a racing heart along with it. In the evening my legs will go numb as...
Board: Anxiety 03-30-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,478
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Does anyone feel depressed after taking Klonopin (Clonazapem)?

First of all, benzos and SSRI's are both "addictive", except benzos don't have all the other nasty side effects that SSRI's do. The way its been explained to me is that benzos create dependence, not...
Board: Anxiety 03-30-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,806
Posted By clill_IU
Constant Indigestion and Nausea

I can't eat, and when I do I'm extremely blotated and nauseous. I know this a listed symptom of anxiety, but can it really go on for days and days?...I'm dropping a bunch of weight, and I feel like...
Board: Anxiety 03-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,593
Posted By clill_IU
Re: SSRI & Sexual side effects - men??

when you find out, let me know! I was on Paxil a few years ago, and it completely shut everything down...nada, nothing, zilch. I've been having anxiety again lately, and I've been procrastinating...
Board: Anxiety 03-29-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By clill_IU
sexual dysfunction and antidepressants

The doctor wants me to go on lexapro for GAD. I was on Paxil about 4 years ago for Panic disorder, and since I had zero sex drive with that SSRI, I'm assuming that it won't be any different with...
Board: Anxiety 03-28-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Anxiety and digestion

upper stomach cramping and bad taste in my mouth (gerd)...sometimes difficulty swallowing.
Board: Anxiety 03-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By clill_IU
Anxiety and digestion

I've noticed that for the last month since my anxiety has been especially high, that I have a dull pain in my stomach, and it appears that my food is not being digested properly (no, I'm not going...
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,492
Posted By clill_IU
Re: I'm noticing a pattern to my anxiety! Late afternoon/early evening....

I;m a disaster in the morning. shakes and nausea....funny how everyone responds to the anxiety differently.
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,366
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Are there any here who feel cured (or almost) and come for support of others?

Jonev11,

I was diagnosed with panic disorder in 2002, and the first 3 months were miserable...I finally went on light meds (enough to stabilize), and started group therapy. Group therapy was...
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Lexapro???

How about the sexual side effects though? When I was on Paxil, I lost everything....I think I'd rather be anxious than impotent. :-)
Board: Anxiety 03-27-2006, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,558
Posted By clill_IU
Re: Has anyone ever had the chills or shakes and not been cold?

I wake up every morning with shakes and tremors...sometimes I'm even a bit nauseous. by 10am I feel much better. Unfortunately, its just another symptom of anxiety, but it took me a long long time...
Board: HIV Prevention 03-22-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By clill_IU
question concerning seroconverting (sp?)

I recently went to the doc's office for a yearly physical and asked to have an HIV test. I had one last year as well, and it was negative. My doctor proceded to inquire if I had knowingly come into...
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