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My symptoms starter earlier this year when I noticed a change in my bowel habits. I was going more than normal and they were just not the same, lighter in color and less bulky. I was having wind move through my intestines that was so loud it was embarassing. It was like it would travel to my left side, set stuck, then all of a sudden roll down. Then sometime during summer I started having this pain on my left side right around my floating ribs. I felt like if I pressed on that side it would relieve the pain. It would last a day or so and then come back every couple of weeks. Now it's almost everyday I feel the pain.
My doctor thought I had SIBO and tested me for that but it was negative. He wanted me to start probiotics which I have but the pain just scares me. My stools have seemed to go back to a more normal color.
To prepare for the SIBO test I had to eat white rice, white bread, potatos without the skin, just a bland diet. I felt like maybe it had gotten better during that time. But I've also noticed after I eat brussel sprouts the pain is really bad. I can't say if I've noticed it worse after drinking. It seems like almost every meal makes it worse.
I'm just so scared I've done something to my pancreas. How is it determined if you have acute or chronic? I have been drinking more this summer but nothing severe. And this pain will not go away. I am going to call on Monday to schedule another appointment.
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