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BeeDee
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posted 04-13-2000 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BeeDee   Click Here to Email BeeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am new to this bulletin board but here goes, I have had IBS for 17 years and I am still puzzled by this syndrome. My main symptom seems to be mild to very severe pain in my left side which at this point has gone on daily for about 3 weeks this time, off and on. This is my longest bout for some time and I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience of mostly just pain? If so I am up for any suggestions on relief.

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jd44
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posted 04-13-2000 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jd44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you describe the pain more, ache, sharp, relieved if gas passes or bowels move? MOrnings worse? Etc.

Are you C or D?

Have you already tried some stuff: meds, enemas, exercises, putting butt above shoulders--for gas to rise out more easily--etc?

Clancy Garner
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posted 04-14-2000 05:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clancy Garner   Click Here to Email Clancy Garner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best start with the doctors to eliminate some of the other ailments before saying it is IBS. Left side pain may be diverticulosis or diverticulitis. Most of us know we have IBS after other causes are eliminated but the sysmptoms persist.

bkitts
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posted 04-15-2000 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bkitts   Click Here to Email bkitts     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had chronic pain for nearly 4 years, with a one year gap in the middle... I don't suffer with the C or D. Pretty much had to research everything on my own after having every test out there. I have found that the nervous system can cause some nerves to abnormally fire after several factors. Emotional truama's, surgeries, infections, stress over a long period of time. I have to take klonopin for nerve pain and do many relaxation exercises and so forth. I'm currently going to a massage therapist and having treatment for "trigger spots" which helps for a day or 2, but this has only been my second week. Here's a site to go to if you would like more information.
http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/cfap.htm


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Breck (Atlanta) "Chronic Pain"
"His strength is made perfect in my weakness"

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dawnt
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posted 04-16-2000 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dawnt   Click Here to Email dawnt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I often have pain just after even one BM as I did this morning. I have no D as of yet and may not today. But the pain is awful. It seems to go clear across my lower abdomine. It feels almost like a band or spasm. I'm going to take Aloe Vera and go buy some Asodophilis (sp) which sometimes helps the bowels. I think I have pain today because I had D yesterday and after multiple BMs I get really sore. And now my hemmorides are acting up too. So it's very unpleasant. But at least I don't have the D today.

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