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Registered: Oct 98

posted 10-17-1998 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know what to call it it is lot of tightness and discomfort in my lower abdomen
particularly after the BM which are not with
complete evacuation.I do not know whether it
is because of cramps or spasms.This is very old condition and I have used all the medical
options.All doctors say it is IBS but noone has given any solution.It is very discomforting and very very distressful.Any
advice.One more thing if these is due to spasms and cramps then is there any medicine apart from bentyl and donatol or any natural
remedy which works.


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posted 10-18-1998 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for marimike   Click Here to Email marimike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi ar, sorry to hear of your discomfort. as for me i was having a lot of tightness in upper part of tummy awhile ago and had some test done,not being a doctor i dont want to preference my opinion on you as everyone is different. you said you have had ibs for a long time, did you have any test done recently? I ask because it might not be bad idea to see gi doc and have colonoscope or barium done. you see i to have ibs and my doc suggested librax and it really helps alot when needed.,course later i had to go through some test for other things but i still stick with librax when my colon spasms,its not that strong andi dont get addicted to it either. just a suggestion,however there are a lot of nice people who i am sure meaningly will try to share with you on this board.wishing you the best marimike


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posted 10-19-1998 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply Mari.I have been to three different GI's and gone through all the tests atleast 4 times.All they find few polyps which they removed and which were benign.They say it is IBS but they never actually plan to treat it on the other hand my impression was that they do not give any importance to IBS probably they do not understand the pain,agony,distress,misery of
this IBS.Anyway since I am trying to control on my own I came across this IBS board.I have
lot of discomfort after the BM which is mostly around my lower abdomen and my pelvic area.I do not know what it is either colon
spasms or something else.Is librax or MSM or
anyother conventional or non conventional medicine can help.Also I have lots and lots of gas that is the other major symptom I have.I will appreciate any reply to this post.

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