I have suffered with violent diarrhea (15+ times a day) for the past 2-3 years. Severe abdominial pain accompanies this. I have had a colonoscopy with normal results and now the gastro Dr is dismissing me. My family dr has tried every med to stop the diarrhea with only mild success on Lomotal. I cant go on like this! What should I do?
It starts immediately when I wake in the morning, severe in the am, tapers off mid day and by 6-7 pm I am relatively ok.
Work is getting sick of me running to the bathroom every 5 minutes too.
I have had "IBS" - as they call it because they couldn't find anything wrong for 15 years...I was the same as you....I have learned to live with it...by trial and error I have found many foods I cannot eat....the main things I had to cut out were the following: eggs, lettuce, anything with caffiene...including coffee, tea, chocolate, and any pop....
any of those foods or anything spicy....and most milk products would sent me instantly to the washroom....some days I could drink water and run anyway....
I take 4 - 15 immodium everyday....but it is the only thing that keeps things calm....also have begun to take ibrophen.....every morning...it keeps the intestines inflammation down which helps a lot....
the last thing that I find helps...and it takes a couple of weeks to kick in is drink lots and lots of water...sounds crazy...but it really helps....I had 2 years ..I couldn't hardly leave the house...it is much better now as long as I do the things noted a bove....some bad days but mostly pretty good...as long as I follow the "rules"
You are in an almost identical situation as me and husband. 11 months and still no solution. First, I feel the Immodium is very bad for your system - it's harsh as hell on your gut. Get thee to a doctor and get Lomotil (RX only) and perhapys somethig like tincture of opium.
We have been going through this for a year - and there are no answers that we have found - it is a frustrataind fight every day. If you would like to talk off the intenet, let me know. I can set up a quick emai address and then dump iimmediately and we can talk without others involved.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.