I've been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. But I have other symptoms that accompany my episodes. Here are the symptoms: right before I have an explosive bowel episode, I have prickling/itching on my palms, the bottom of my feet, the top of my head. Usually 20 minutes after a meal - any meal. Doesn't matter what I eat. All episodes include explosive diarrhea and cramping. I have also blacked out after the episode. I go each month for a B-12 shot. My body apparently doesn't absorb vitamins well. I have had a B-12 deficiency as well as a D deficiency. Doctors have most generally looked at me like I'm nuts. Any help would be appreciated.
Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation. Though unlikely to be related, both the GI symptoms and the itching could occur secondary to different micronutrient deficiencies, while other possibilities may need to be considered as well; and the diagnosis of IBS may need a review. I would suggest considering a detailed evaluation by an internist initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.
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