Severe pains that's are unbearable. Lost weight struggling to maintain.

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For more then a year I've been having bad issues with bowel movements. It has been get progressively worse, I'm starting to become very depressed with the constant stress of dealing with this.

I have been to doctors and provided medication for IBS while I'm waiting to send off samples (at this stage they're just assuming it's IBS). But after today's episode I need help and advise. I take x 2 buscopan 4 times a day which they keep prescribing but I don't think it's helping at all. So this morning my first bowel movement was completely fine and exactly how it should be, however maybe twenty or so minutes later my stomach goes, and with each BM and visit to the bathroom the consistency gets more watery and dark. I started vomiting at the same time which has never happened, I was also prefusely sweating which does happen time to time. The pain is unbearable usually but this time was hell. The only way I can describe it is like acid burning a part of my intestines whilst I make a BM.

I was soaking with sweat and on the verge of passing out.

My BMs are always strange now, I need to visit the toilet far more frequently and never feel empty until later in the day. I do have days when I'm fine, sometimes weeks even a month when I was lucky. But now I'm losing weight, I can't stomach anything and I'm paranoid about having more pain.

I did change diet with no luck at all throughout 8 months of experimenting. I am now resorting to weight gainer which I know isnt great but I can't just under eat anymore and wither.

I need help to get a bit closer to resolving this as the NHS is a slow process and I can't take this pain anymore. Does this sound chrons related? Im really convinced this is not simply IBS.

I'm 24 and male.

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    It could be some sort of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohns or ulcerative colitis. Do you get alot of mouth ulcers? Try to chase up test results, particularly bloods as they would should inflammation. I have crohns and like before diagnosis I tried diet changes, in the end I need meds to control it. One think I have noticed after years of Crohns is that I have become lactose intolerant. Some symptoms cleared up going lactose free. The symptoms you describe also show up if you are coeliac which is a severe gluten intolerance. Cutting out wheat sorts that out.
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      I don't get ulcers often, time to time. There have been a few occasions where I have had 2 or 3 of them in one go, but I usually put that down to the type of food I ate.

      I'm hoping the bloods shed some light on my situation. Thanks for the information, as you can probably tell I don't know much surrounding these issues.

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    Hello Ohhboy,

    I can relate to how you fill. I hope you can find time to relax and tell the stress to just shut up.  That is if you have any.  I pray that remission comes quick for you and stay that way.

    joe7772

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    Ohhboy- This sounds quite serious to me lad. The dark stools a lone can be very concerning. However, you have other symptoms as well. I have Crohn's, but I've learned everyone's Crohn's is unique to them. Sounds like your already being treated by a doctor. But, I would insist you get the colonoscopy. I finally listened to my doctor and had the colonoscopy. They found my colon was severely inflammed, and as a result of my stubbornness, I suffer on a daily basis. Get the colonoscopy done!

    Good Luck

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