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Bowel Disorders board

Hi. I have been reading these boards for a long time now. It is great to have a place like this. I don't know what to expect and won't see my Dr for at least two weeks for my results.

I had both scopes done yesterday and he said I have diverticulitis, inflamation, irritable bowel (Disorder, Disease? I am pretty sure he didn't say Syndrome), Hiatial Hernia, that one I have known about for years.. No polyps or hemorrhoids. Said he took biopsies so he won't know what is going on until they are back.

I have had the Irritable Bowel problems off and on for years. I have done food diaries but the only thing that seems to trigger it is nerves and anxiety and stress. Last year was a very trying one for me in all aspects of my life and I can honestly say I had bowel problems every single day. This year so far is the same. My BM is always loose "snakes" and I go for about four to five hours, but just a little each time. I always feel like I have to go, even when I don't I have pain in my lower left abdomin. I also have nausea before I even open my eyes in the morning. I grind my teeth so hard at night that I have even broken a couple. I have GERD. I have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression,and migraines. My GP prescribed Remeron, Xanax, Bentyl, Previcid, and Migraine meds. I still have awful anxiety and and stress.

Assuming that the biopsies come back ok, what should I expect as far as treatment? Will the diviticular problem require a recheck, like another scope in my near future? Are my bowel problems "curable" or is this just how life will be now?

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I would really like to hear what treatments other people get and success stories.