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So,
I was surfing when I found this site and I am really glad I checked into it!
I have suffered for years off and on as I am sure that clicks with many, with my GUT. Teenage years diagnosed with gastritis , pain so bad it doubled me over. And then. poof it would be gone. Never did I realate it to what I ate or what was going on around me.

Years go by , problems off and on, had kids, tripets was the last pregnancy and with them came the terrible constipation to go with the gut aches. My mom had then too and called them the *galloping gut ache* , Ya I got that and the vericose veins heh.

Then they tell me I have IBS with constipation. Yay! finally something concrete ( no pun intended) They say eat more fiber! drink more water! I do all that and the fiber gives me so much gas I want to die but I continue and drink lots of water. ( And yes I did add a little a time and gradually increase) I must have the most sensitve colon in the world! And because I am a X-ray tech I can tell you all the nooks and crannies I have . Still constipated. All the dang time and this gets OLD! So then the Dr gives me suppositories, they dont work, I refuse to take laxitives all the time as they make my IBS kill me. or heaven forbid become dependent on them. Dr. examines me and says "OH you he have internal hemerroids, must be from the multiple birth, they need to come out!" LISTEN..... do not let them do that to you.... EVER!! I would rather have another c-sect, it is the worst imaginable pain you will ever feel and trust me , that first BM will make you see stars :( And then you wake up on the floor.

Still consitpated , with bleeding at times because ya know, then must of not got all those dang hemmies... so enemas become a way of life at times. I think, well this is not good.. what happens when I am old and cannot do this for myself ( thats me, always thinking ahead) So I start herbal programs.
Which work most of the time.

Meantime, the heartburn sets in. Like a brush fire in my chest. All the OTC stuff quits working so the Dr ( dontchajustloveem and the RX companies) puts me on Propulcid, then after awile that dosent work then Prilosec and then Nexium. WEll , I feel so much better! (I think) and I ask how long do I have to take these?? The GI guy says FOREVER!!!!! At the time the hosp. I worked at had good bennies and they were cheap so I think what the heck, as long as I feel better! Meantime the constipation gets worse. I wonder it this is all related I think. Now, they cost me around 60$/Mo. Oh no not Nexium, Prevacid, I cannot afford Nexium and my insurance co will not let me have it anyway!! Nice that they get to decide what I need /can have but that's the game nowadays.

( oh, an during most of this the Dr.s are also giving me pain meds as then seem to help but it does not help the constipation at all. "And I have tried the reglan gammut to as they said I have a slow digestive system........

Here lately I have been having the nawing/burning pain lt side of abdomen , right under the ribs , where your stomach is . mallox helps, I refuse to take more than one prevacid a day ( it had been suggested that I take more OF COURSE ! ) I search the net and find a IBS web site that talks about what to eat and what not to eat and to take the soluable fiber. I really feel alot better when I do take the fiber and it was nice to hear that I had been taking the wrong KIND of fiber. At least it works for me. But, I am still having the same gas/bloating, and cramping pain in the left side and now it is radiating into the back. Since I work in X-ray I discuss it with the Radioligist. He thinks I need a UGI and may have an ulcer. Well, I dont have one , I just have the ultrasound tech take a peek. She sees nothing. Ihave had upper and lower scopes , just last year and nothing there except they say the sphincter leading into the stomach is weak allowing the reflux. No Tics ( diverticuli) or Crohns or anything lower. Why do I still feel so yucky??? And by this time I am getting crancky and irritable and sooooo tired all the time. I decide it must be the smoking!! BAD GIRL :mad:

I decide to quit and use Chantix. It does work but man, has nasty side effects at least for me! And for some reason it really effected my IBS too and I had to stop. Doing good on not smoking tho :D

So one night, after dinner ( and I had a couple of alcoholic drinks) My husband and I go to bed . He is snoring away and I am in PAIN> It gets so bad on my left side, my whole stomach is puffed out and I think I am gonna DIE! Radiating into the back and I cant hardly breathe! It lasted for about 45 minutes and then many trips to the bathroom pleading for things to just pass. Oh yeah, I forgot they also have me take hysocamine (sp) which helps the bowel relax cox mine just clamps down. And Bentyl at times to help. It works but it just takes the moisture right out of my face, nose, mouth etc. YUK! So , then I get up and take Mallox and finally some relief! Next morning I still feel icky like most mornings. I dont know about everyone else but most of the time I wake up feeling cramping and pain lt side and down low in the pelvis until I go to the bathrooom. I forget what it feels like to have normal urges to go without pain and cramping and going several times.

Days later I find this web site and I RUN home from work at lunch and grab my Magnesium!! Take one and I tell you within a half hour I am feeling 100% better!! I took two more yesterday, one with lunch and one before dinner. I even ate (gasp) a little bit of ham and some pasta. No tummy aches and this morning I feel very good other than I was on call last night and did not get much sleep. I also have digestive enzymes that I will start to take again. I guess I did not give them enough time? And it probably will take some time to re-train my colon to function normally??

Man, never thought I would share so much with stangers : ~D

Thank you ,thank you ,thank you all so much for sharing!!
Ummm!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!! Going to get some today...tried everything...I will let you know how it works for me...



[QUOTE=xrayu;3665097]So,
I was surfing when I found this site and I am really glad I checked into it!
I have suffered for years off and on as I am sure that clicks with many, with my GUT. Teenage years diagnosed with gastritis , pain so bad it doubled me over. And then. poof it would be gone. Never did I realate it to what I ate or what was going on around me.

Years go by , problems off and on, had kids, tripets was the last pregnancy and with them came the terrible constipation to go with the gut aches. My mom had then too and called them the *galloping gut ache* , Ya I got that and the vericose veins heh.

Then they tell me I have IBS with constipation. Yay! finally something concrete ( no pun intended) They say eat more fiber! drink more water! I do all that and the fiber gives me so much gas I want to die but I continue and drink lots of water. ( And yes I did add a little a time and gradually increase) I must have the most sensitve colon in the world! And because I am a X-ray tech I can tell you all the nooks and crannies I have . Still constipated. All the dang time and this gets OLD! So then the Dr gives me suppositories, they dont work, I refuse to take laxitives all the time as they make my IBS kill me. or heaven forbid become dependent on them. Dr. examines me and says "OH you he have internal hemerroids, must be from the multiple birth, they need to come out!" LISTEN..... do not let them do that to you.... EVER!! I would rather have another c-sect, it is the worst imaginable pain you will ever feel and trust me , that first BM will make you see stars :( And then you wake up on the floor.

Still consitpated , with bleeding at times because ya know, then must of not got all those dang hemmies... so enemas become a way of life at times. I think, well this is not good.. what happens when I am old and cannot do this for myself ( thats me, always thinking ahead) So I start herbal programs.
Which work most of the time.

Meantime, the heartburn sets in. Like a brush fire in my chest. All the OTC stuff quits working so the Dr ( dontchajustloveem and the RX companies) puts me on Propulcid, then after awile that dosent work then Prilosec and then Nexium. WEll , I feel so much better! (I think) and I ask how long do I have to take these?? The GI guy says FOREVER!!!!! At the time the hosp. I worked at had good bennies and they were cheap so I think what the heck, as long as I feel better! Meantime the constipation gets worse. I wonder it this is all related I think. Now, they cost me around 60$/Mo. Oh no not Nexium, Prevacid, I cannot afford Nexium and my insurance co will not let me have it anyway!! Nice that they get to decide what I need /can have but that's the game nowadays.

( oh, an during most of this the Dr.s are also giving me pain meds as then seem to help but it does not help the constipation at all. "And I have tried the reglan gammut to as they said I have a slow digestive system........

Here lately I have been having the nawing/burning pain lt side of abdomen , right under the ribs , where your stomach is . mallox helps, I refuse to take more than one prevacid a day ( it had been suggested that I take more OF COURSE ! ) I search the net and find a IBS web site that talks about what to eat and what not to eat and to take the soluable fiber. I really feel alot better when I do take the fiber and it was nice to hear that I had been taking the wrong KIND of fiber. At least it works for me. But, I am still having the same gas/bloating, and cramping pain in the left side and now it is radiating into the back. Since I work in X-ray I discuss it with the Radioligist. He thinks I need a UGI and may have an ulcer. Well, I dont have one , I just have the ultrasound tech take a peek. She sees nothing. Ihave had upper and lower scopes , just last year and nothing there except they say the sphincter leading into the stomach is weak allowing the reflux. No Tics ( diverticuli) or Crohns or anything lower. Why do I still feel so yucky??? And by this time I am getting crancky and irritable and sooooo tired all the time. I decide it must be the smoking!! BAD GIRL :mad:

I decide to quit and use Chantix. It does work but man, has nasty side effects at least for me! And for some reason it really effected my IBS too and I had to stop. Doing good on not smoking tho :D

So one night, after dinner ( and I had a couple of alcoholic drinks) My husband and I go to bed . He is snoring away and I am in PAIN> It gets so bad on my left side, my whole stomach is puffed out and I think I am gonna DIE! Radiating into the back and I cant hardly breathe! It lasted for about 45 minutes and then many trips to the bathroom pleading for things to just pass. Oh yeah, I forgot they also have me take hysocamine (sp) which helps the bowel relax cox mine just clamps down. And Bentyl at times to help. It works but it just takes the moisture right out of my face, nose, mouth etc. YUK! So , then I get up and take Mallox and finally some relief! Next morning I still feel icky like most mornings. I dont know about everyone else but most of the time I wake up feeling cramping and pain lt side and down low in the pelvis until I go to the bathrooom. I forget what it feels like to have normal urges to go without pain and cramping and going several times.

Days later I find this web site and I RUN home from work at lunch and grab my Magnesium!! Take one and I tell you within a half hour I am feeling 100% better!! I took two more yesterday, one with lunch and one before dinner. I even ate (gasp) a little bit of ham and some pasta. No tummy aches and this morning I feel very good other than I was on call last night and did not get much sleep. I also have digestive enzymes that I will start to take again. I guess I did not give them enough time? And it probably will take some time to re-train my colon to function normally??

Man, never thought I would share so much with stangers : ~D

Thank you ,thank you ,thank you all so much for sharing!!