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Old 08-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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advice ?

Ok now this may seem tricky as i'm no specialist but here goes.

Now I have had ultra sounds , umpteen blood tests medicines from colpermin to many others and over the past possibly 3 to 4 yrs been told it's just IBS.

Anyway this isn't the main problem.

A month ago i'd had toothache and im already on Paxil for my anxiety 20mg a day to 40mg , anxiety depending.

So i foolishly took a soluble aspirin and realised it wasnt good and it really upset my bowel.

Next !!

I went to the A & E and the prescribed Metronidazole 1200mg and Amoxicillin 750mg (totaly daily amount) both 3 times a day and I was told that would go ok with the Paxil (it's Seroxat here in the UK)

Anyway I was also told I could take Codiene ontop of this to ease my pain ?

Anyway it was a 5 day coarse and On the 3rd day I took the Codiene and I noticed i was starting to get looser stools and my bowel was getting very BUSY indeed.

So i told the chemist, rang the online NHS helpline and was told the Metronidazole can upset or loosen bowel movement but im sure id be ok.

So the tragedy hit on day 5 on the last penultimate night id had really bad diarrhea , but with only a day left and a wisdom tooth extraction the same day i finished the coarse.

Seriously it's my own fault for not listening to my body BUT !

4am on the last morning I had major anal bleeding after constant diarrhea and was hosptialised for 3 days with near hourly bleeding for 40hrs and MAjor MAJOR bowel pains.

from my lower back and my hips to my gut and all of me was bloated, gassy serious movement and distension and i could feel EVERY single movement in my body and bowel pouring out of me.

I had all the regular tests heart rate blood oxygen, pulse rate etc blood sugar all normal , creatinine levels and other blood signs normal but constant blood loss and seriosu bowel issues.

The only thing I can assume is that i possibly overdosed, but im just worried that i may have caused some long term damage ?

Fortunately i had 2 xrays and im having a colonoscopy and sent 2 blood samples from the bleeding and 2 samples stool and urine to the microbiology labs.

Since leaving hospital I have had nothing but bloating , dyspesia aches pains and constant disruptions.

commomile tea is soothing and helps as does peppermint and a BASIC diet and probiotics.

I'm just worried i may have done some serious injuries inside form all the pills i was put on ?

anybody got any good tips to help me reduce the gas and bloating and help repair my damage ??

I'm also now on Omeprazole 20mg a day as a proton-pump inhibitor to reduce acid reflux and gastro resistant.

Seriously I just wonder if alot of pharmacueticals only worsen long term the problems of IBS.

Maybe our sensitivity is hyper ?

this has really put me of taking legal medication ad hoc.

I know this seems a long winded (excuse the pun) post.

Obviously my doctors are doing what they can to help , but tips are always welcome.

I SERIOUSLY thought I WAS going to die.

I'm getting married soon and my Fiancee was hysteric when i was rushed to the Local county region Hospital and in emergency for 3 days

Luckily my blood loss wasnt enought o warrant a transfusion , im just hoping it doesnt happen again.

OH !!!! I have NEVER ever had blood loss at all prior to all those meds, just normal IBS symptoms, varying stool patterns , rumbles, never had interupted sleep.

I hope this was the right column to post in ?

Im new here so tips welcome on what to do next.

Not that I don;t trust the medical profession , but It can be a lottery sometimes.

TY if you do read or reply in advance

M Harrison

P.S Im in the UK if that assists ?


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Old 10-17-2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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Cool Re: advice ?

Hi I'm a newbie to, and I'd just like to say that I know what you have been going through and fully sympathise, as I have been suffering with similar problems myself over the last year and a half.

It all started just over a year ago (March 2006 I think!!) if not before, as I was suffering with dizzy spells and sickness. Anyway when the sickness started my tummy would really hurt and I would get a really horrible taste in my mouth, just before I would be sick, I would bring up black blood (very scary!).

I then had panic attacks and couldn't breathe, this happened on several occasions, I went to my GP who took blood tests which came back normal. Over the next few months I was being sick constantly, feeling dizzy and I knew there was something seriously wrong, but my GP didn't seem all that interested no matter how many times I went to see him. Eventually he recommended I have an Endoscopy.

My boyfriend took me to A&E on several occasions (they just packed me off with some medication and sent me on my way!). Finally, in August last year when things had got so bad that I'd got to the stage where I was wasn't eating anything as I couldn't keep it down, my tummy was in absolute agony and I couldn't sleep. My boyfriend took me back to A&E and demanded they sort me out!

This very nice and kind doctor took one look at me, took blood tests and he discovered that I had become so anaemic that my blood count had dropped from 12 to 6 (amazed I was still standing). Admitted me there and then for a transfusion, ended up having an endoscopy that day, and stayed in hospital for 2 weeks.

Finally I had got somewhere after also having a Colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with acid reflux and put on 40mg Omeprazole for the rest of my life. I no longer can eat anything spicy as it triggers it off. I have since changed doctors and my new doctor has explained things and also said that stress is also a factor acid reflux.

If only my previous doctor had helped I wouldn't have gone through such hell!

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