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Had an appendectomy in June, still was having sharp pains across lower abdominal area, uncomfortable bowel movements, nausea, etc. I had a colonoscopy, where a few polyps were removed and deemed benign. (I’m only 17, and colon cancer runs in my family.) After my colonoscopy they diagnosed me with IBS. I’m currently taking 10mg amitriptyline, and everyday it doesn’t matter what I eat. I could eat yogurt, fiber bar, a plain sandwhich, plain baked chicken, no matter what it is I ALWAYS get sick immediately after. Have unbearable pain, upset stomach, and a painful bowel movement. This is effecting my life very negatively. I’m starting to feel like keeping a job is impossible, because if I eat I’ll be in the bathroom all day no doubt. I feel hopeless anymore, any suggestions? The only thing that helps my pain is either a piping hot bath, or laying down with a heating pad directly on my skin. Most the time naproxen or ibuprofen won’t help. However I obviously won’t be able to have a heating pad or stuff like that at work.
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