Hi i have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort and loose stools. Later i had constipation, gerd and stomach oain. For the past 15 years i have had diarrhea, loose stools and also acidity and nausea. Iam not able to eat anything other than rice porridge. I eat anything other than that i get loose stools and severe acidity. I have gone through all the tests from colonoscopy endoscopy to upper gi. Evrything came back -ve. Can you please advise what i can do to come out of this? Thanks.
Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq.
I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms.
As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, decreased appetite and abdominal swelling, it is clear that you have functional GI disorder. Now be noted that, not all your symptoms fit in IBS. IBS is more towards large bowel and sometime to small bowel spasm, excessive secretions and thus resulting in to abdominal pain and diarrhea. It is also common to have another functional Gastrointestinal disorder accompanying with IBS. The once such is called functional dyspepsia which can cause stomach pain, acidity-means more towards upper Gastrointestinal tract disease in contrast to IBS.
Since I think there is no more discussion to the diagnosis of the problem you have, because it is less likely something else for that long and does not happen to cause alarming symptoms at all. So I rather suggest you the treatment strategy from now. Three easy steps.
I want to quickly check if you have been on low dose antidepressant and any side effects observed so far.
If you want you can use phone or video consultation to discuss thing in detail and in no time.
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