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Turning to the internet for help as the docs have not been very helpful.The ffollowing is for a close friend (29 y/o female):
About a year ago she had a UTI which was treated with a round of antibiotics and everything cleared up. To combat the usual stomach issues associated with antibiotic use, she immediately began the probiotic yogurts and a concentrated probiotic supplement. It is now a year later and the stomach issue persist worse than ever.
Symptoms are as follows:
Constipation and diharhea (all within the same day).
CONSTANT stomach pains (every single day). Seem to be worse in the mornings and sometimes worsened by food (not always). When it gets really bad she gets radiating/shooting pain around and onto her lower back. Sensitive to pressure on stomach during the more intense stomach episodes.
She has gone for just about all the tests: Endoscopy, blood work, ultrasound (all reported as "normal". Has tried 3 or 4 different probiotics (no effect), has tried 2 different spasmolytics which are often helpful with IBS symptoms (no effect), has tried 1 anti-anxiety treatment (just put her to sleep, no effect on pain). Has been on a glutten free diet for almost 3 months no, not getting any better. The last visit to her GI Specialist she was told there is nothing more I can do for you and was sent home.
Looking for ANYONE that has maybe had themselves or a friend that had similar issues. I know there is no test for IBS and its a fall back once everything else comes back clear/normal but at this point I think SOMETHING between the meds and the glutten free diet should have had some effect.
Any suggestions welcome. Thank you in advance.
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