IBS and no help sight...need help

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Hello,my name is Jennifer and I was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago.  I am 51 and started having symptoms 10 years ago.  My primary problem which I would like to know if anyone else experiences this, is pain and cramping after a bowel movement.  I can go perfectly normally, and within minutes I have crampy aching pains in my abdomen.  The pain feel deep inside.  I can also feel tired, nauseous at times, shaky and just a sense of feeling totally off.  I have been to Gastroenterologists, and have had three colonoscopies and two endoscopies, sonograms and ct scans all coming back normal.  I have tried heating pads, electro units, antispasmodics, muscle relaxers, tranquilizers, motrin, advil, aleve, Immodium..all with no relief.  I have missed parties, and different functions, have been on vacations where I am in pain all day.Then after getting knee surgery I was given Vicodin.  In taking that I had IBS relief for the first time in10 years. No doctor would give me a ongoing prescription so I was told to go to a pain management doctor.  I went, have to give a urine sample every month when I go and am presently going for MRI's and x rays for back and neck pain also.  I only take one a day, and get relief for my body pains and the IBS.It even helps with diarreha.  I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience, and also what your opinion is.

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    With IBS, pain typically reduces temporarily after a bowel movement rather than starting after a bowel movement.  Though everyone experiences IBS differently. However, I would ask your doctor about this if you haven't done so already. The rest of your symptoms do sound like IBS. 

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    Hi Jennifer I suffer with IBS and have had ulcerative colitis in the past. Did you get these tablets from the doctor?

    i don't know if you are like me but I am terrified when I go out in case I suddenly want the loo. I find it difficult to hold on. I have had some nasty accidents in the past. Every worry goes straight to my stomach and I have to use the loo. I would dearly love to be able to have a normal life.

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      Hello Lorraine, after going to 8 doctors and having test after test I was directed to go to a pain management specialist.  He gives me the vicodin 30 a month, after a urine test.  I am monitored very closely.  This doctor is trying to help me find out the root reason for my pain.  Try a pain specialist and explain to them what you are going through.  You don't have to suffer

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    Hello Jennifer

    i have had UTI problems also and have had scans but haven't been to pain management. I will ask my doctor. Sometimes I think you are being fobbed off by doctors. I feel so fed up. I have heat on my tummy at the moment and have taken 2 more Biscopan.

    Thank you for your advise.

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