View Full Version : A Miserable Night

04-15-2010, 04:12 PM
Last night I had the worst cramps and diarrehea. Got very little sleep. Today my whole pelvic area feels bad and I have been nauseated. When I see my Dr. next week I am going to tell him about my symptoms. Lately, this has been a periodic thing. Sometimes I feel like I am never going to feel halfway decent again. I really don't know what is going on with me now. I could guess and say colitis or gallbladder. I don't know.

04-15-2010, 06:21 PM
Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or any other pain syndrome?? If so, what you are describing sounds just like one of the symptoms of FM...Irritable Bowel Syndrome! Like Lupus, IBS signs and symptoms can vary from person to person and can include stomach pain, bloating, cramping and alternating constipation and diarrhea. However, some patients suffer from all of the above symptoms (as I do).

Because irritable bowel syndrome doesn’t cause any changes in bowel tissue or cause inflammation like some other diseases of the intestine (e.g. Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis) it has not been found to cause more serious diseases, such as colorectal cancer.
It might behoove you to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Even though there is no special test for IBS, your doctor can perform tests that will preclude other problems, such as colitis. It is basically a process of elimination. These tests may include a colonoscopy, blood and stool sample tests, food intolerance tests and X-rays. They will also need a detailed history from you.

I do hope that you can begin to feel better soon. I know that the cramping & pain can be unbearable. Believe me...been there/done that :grumpy:.

Peace and Blessings

04-16-2010, 07:26 AM
i went through months of wondering what was happening to my belly....it came on suddenly, and seemed to worsen with time. Turned out to be gallbladder stones, i had it snatched out, and my agony was gone....was amazing how quickly i felt better. I found that eating the BRAT diet helped with my pain and digestive issues. I ate a lot of jasmine rice, and that reduced my discomfort. I still suffer with IBS, but the BRAT diet helps keep that down as well.

I hope your discomfort can be solved as easily.

04-16-2010, 08:53 AM
What is the BRAT diet? I had irritable bowel syndome when I was young. It has probably come back again.

04-16-2010, 02:41 PM

According to the website, the BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and toast. Hope this helps.

04-16-2010, 06:53 PM

I have IBS too and agree that your symptoms sound extremely familiar. I would wish that discomfort on no one. :no: The only thing that works for me when my IBS is flaring is the Low Residue diet. BRAT is a very small part of that. I had been given meds for the IBS years ago, and I know that works for many people, but they didn't do anything for me. Now, I know that I have certain trigger foods or food combos that are no-no's for me. Also, I find that stress and lack of sleep greatly aggitate IBS. Excersize seems to help, when I have the energy for that and drinking lots and lots of fluids is a must. The tests that Saysusie described are all relatively simple. The worst part is the prep for the colonoscopy, but my best advice for that, from experience of multiple colonoscopies, is to buy the nicest, sofest toilet tissue available and if you prefer the moist kind, to only use alchohol free varieties.


04-16-2010, 08:45 PM
Oh Hon I know how you feel... About four years ago I had to have my galbladder out because it was necrotic. I was in terrible pain on my right side constantly I couldn't keep anything down because I was pukeing all the time. I had to be hospital for weeks at a time. I feel your pain... I was just reading on healthhype.com on constant diarreha it says it could be a multitude of things ranging from food alergies to galbladder disease. Please..Please see your dr. tomorrow it might be serious. You will be in my prayers.

04-17-2010, 05:08 AM
Oh no, DOW, you've been suffering for so long sweetie! I'm so sorry.

There's quite a few things that could be causing this. You need the help of a very good doctor. I'm praying you get it and this misery ends fast!

A friend of mine had a hysterectomy recently and she started having a lot of unusual pain. It turns out she had an infection in her pelvic bone. I had no idea that could happen!

I suffer with ibs too and like Sandy said, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It's awful. There's a website I visited some time ago and printed off suggestions the author had for an ibs menu. It's titled, what to eat when you can't eat anything. It's at http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/what_to_eat.asp

Jasmine rice is good stuff!

04-20-2010, 02:32 PM
I was supposed to go in to see the Dr. today, but had to cancel. I am sure I will get in again soon. I will get a definite diagnosis and let you all know what he says.

05-04-2010, 12:57 PM
I had an infection of the bladder not long ago. The Urgent Care Dr. wants me to see a kidney specialist. This diarrehea and bowel trouble might be related to the infection. I really don't know, but it is a possibility.