Howdy, where to start :( 4 years ago, Id got myself back on my feet after a few years of serious depression, I started my own business and new additions to our family, which focussed my life and everything was going well for awhile, I had painful BM 's and diarrhoea which continued with out let up, as a stereotypical man after 6months I went to my GP, and as my family has a history of gastro-problems my grandma had GERD and diverticulitis My mother had gall stones and pancreatitus and my sister is very porrly with severe pancreatitus, S.O.D (Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction?), GERD, short bowel syndrome, as her bowel inpart died, diverticulitis and a now reversed stoma.
So I was sent down for a "barrage" of tests, all blood-works and micro-biologys, endo/colon -oscopy, biopsys, ultrasound and xrays
I had unusual liver function in bloods, oscopys uncovered a kinked bowel???, Helicobacter pylori and clusters of ulcers on the entrance to the stomach.
To this point I had been on Amytriptaline 75mg a day for stress and sleeping.
I was put the course of treatment for the pylori which didnt clear it up so i was put on a second course which fixed.
I started getting major pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting and spasms that only direct heat or morphine touched, I was in ER 6 times in one month, and i hate hospitals!
I was diagnosed with GERD and IBS. and prescribed accordingly, and now on:
Nexium 20mg twice a day
Domperidone 10mg twice a day
Buscopan 20mg twice a day
Naproxen 500mg twice a day
Amytriptaline 50mg at night
and co-codamols for pain relief?? that don't touch my pain and just causes major impaction and then I'm on the movicol :(
Ive been dumped on tablets with no end in sight and finally my question I only had painful bm and diarrhoea? where did i go wrong? I'm on 10 to 16 tablets a day its so depressing, there has to be another way, right?I'm on so much I dont know what works and what dosent...I would know whats side effects i have from my actual ailments. Any ideas?