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I'm 28 and having debilitating digestive issues - I've always had a "sensitive stomach" and did see a GI specialist 6 years ago she did an Endoscopy only and more or less said I had IBS and sent me on my way. I know lot's of triggers that isn't new to me - dairy will give me issues or deep fried food etc and have had many many a severe stomach pain,diarrhea and nausea moments over this last 6 years just chalking it up to IBS and accepting my fate.
The last 3 months have been HORRIBLE every single morning I have severe cramping (like prior to a diarrhea moment) sometimes I go to the washroom sometimes not and it passes for a few hours and returns with vengeance. I often feel nauseas all day and extremely bloated. It seems like every single night after dinner I'm in a ball with severe cramps again and extreme gas - I'd say the cramping and excessive gas is my main issue. I'm not a stranger to stomach issues but I feel so chronically ill it is hard to do anything - I work shifts full time and am so worried about this affecting my job. I have tried Low FODMAP but did not go completely grain free yet - I eat dairy free for the majority of the time I've tried every probiotic which seems to make matters worse,peppermint oil,apple cider vinegar etc. The fact I have had stomach issues frequently has me feeling I'm not being taken seriously. My dad has had Diverticulitis flares since he was 30 and recently has been diagnosed and very ill with Ulcerative Colitis.
I've seen my GP 3 times since it ramped up and she did a basic CBC and LFT tests the only thing elevated was my bilirubin but all other liver functions were normal and my abdominal US was normal as well. I had a normal range Fecal Calprotectin Level,Normal Stool Culture & Ova & Negative Ova/Parasites test.I went back again insisting I need to see a GI long story short I am seeing one but it is "non urgent" so I have an Endoscopy & Colonoscopy April 30th ...
I am terrified its colon cancer or something sinister because it is PERSISTENT - every single day nausea,bloating,on and off diarrhea,low grade cramping that turns into severe make you sweat cramping and excessive gas 24/7. I am so lost and have such a long wait I feel my GP doesn't now what else it could be and more or less has passed me off to the GI in April.
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