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11 months ago I went to the ER becuase of sudden onset of abdominal pain, along with vomiting blood and bloody diarreah. They did CT scans and diagnosed me with gastritis, acid reflux and infective colitis. Stayed in for 3 days to rehydrate and get well. Was sent home with 2 stron antibiotics and meds for the acid reflux/gastritis. Followed that with colonoscopy and upper-edoscopy. Neither garnered much in the way of answers. After a few weeks I was seemingly ok...cutting coffee, soft drinks and any spicy/acidic foods seemed to do the trick. Gained back the 20 lbs I lost (I was down to 98 at 5'7"). Months went by with just occassional swelling of the abdomen when I ate something I shouldn't, but that's about it. Until last month...
I went 3 weeks trying to do bland food and liquid diet on my own to stay out of the hospital. I ended up having to go in for 4 days because of severe diarreah (no blood this time), drastic weight loss and severe dehydration/nausea. They still don't seem to know what's wrong with me. It has "tentatively" been diagnosed as IBS, but the meds I've been on for 2 weeks aren't helping at all. Any ideas? Should I try a different type of doctor (currently seeing GP and Gastro). I need to get well! I'm 35 and feel I'm living the life of a 90 year old. Any help/ideas/stories would be extremely appreciated!
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