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Went to GI today

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leah131

Guest
Hi all:
My GI put me on something for IBS and told me that's what I have. He told me there is no more test that he can do he did all the test he could do. I told him about the fevers and he said not to get exicted and that my body was fighting an infection some short. Well I am not happy about today.
Leah
 
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Skinsfan1229

Guest
Fevers could mean inflammation.

What alll tests have they run on you?

I dont want to get the IBSer's mad at me, but seems that when they just dont know, or cant find anything wrong, "its IBS"

Maybe I'm jumping to conflusions? My girlfriend they DIDNT EVEN TELL she had IBS, she didnt find out till having stomach probelsm again 2 years later and had not been treated at all. Now she goes to another GI and they say she most likely has Crohns.....I wonder what all that 2 years of no treatment did on her....
 
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leah131

Guest
Last year I had colonsocopy, a couple of upper endoscopies. He told me he did all the test he could do and that there were no more tests to do..
Leah
 
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Skinsfan1229

Guest
Well when your doctor isnt willing to look thats not fair to you. That is one time I will recommend or atleast bring up getting another opinion....I've posted before that my girlfriend had a colonoscopy 2 years ago...was never told anything waas wrong said it looked fine...but her new gi, in the same practice as mine says it shows severe IBS, and probably is crohns now...and thats from 2 years of going untreated..

Not saying all IBS turns into crohns, I'm saying take care of yourself, its your body...it needs to be healthy, dont stop looking for the cause. go to a surgeon if youo have to.
 
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leah131

Guest
Hi:
I am going to look for someone else. For a 3rd opinion.
Leah
 

Kev

Senior Member
Hey Leah

Seeking another opinion is always a wise move... But, they still may not get it right... I was exp. a lot of the same problems you are now back in the early 90's.
I had a great doctor (Summa Cum Laude graduate, top of the class). He performed
sigmoidoscopic exam, plus barium x-ray, a whole wack of tests. Nothing definite ever showed up... Think that's the way of this illness... I also recently heard of a case where it wasn't on the inside of the digestive system, but on the reverse. So,
if your next doctor repeats all of the tests, and can 't find anything conclusive, you
just get them to treat you as best they can for whatever it is they think you've got
AND you keep looking until someone tells you EXACTLY what it is that you've got...

That's the best you can do... Work at it, keep your spirits up and fingers crossed..

OK?
 
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leah131

Guest
Hey:
I woke up from my nap a while back and felt really sweaty. I took my temp it was 100. I called my family doctor to tell them this and spoke with the nurse and she said it could be numerous of things but to name one of them was digestive problems.
Leah
 
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muggle

Guest
Leah,
I'm not sure why you are so upset that you were diagnosed with IBS and not Chron's or colitis. The doctor can't diagnose you with something he can't find. Why not try taking the medicine he has prescribed and see if it helps you? I know you live with your parents. What do they have to say about the whole matter?
You say you are getting a third opinion. From reading your posts I think you have already seen 4 GI's. The first one diagnosed you with IBS if I remember correctly. Then the GI you have now had you see two of his associates so you would be going for a 5th opinion. Over the months, and I'm doing this from memory, so I may forget a few, you have had 2 colonoscopies, 2 regular endoscopies, 1 endoscopy with Bravo, 2 camera pill tests, a hida scan, a Meckel scan, a Cat scan, an ultrasound of your gallbladder, a 24 hour PH monitoring test, laparascopic surgery to look at your internal organs, and tons of blood work. You've been tested for lactose intolerance, Lyme disease, parasites, fat, arthritis and I don't remember what else. You've been sent to an Endocrinologist and a pain management specialist. Every single time you have reported back that everything is normal. I know you want to feel better, Leah, but there comes a time when we have to trust our doctors and put some faith in them that they are doing the right thing. I believe that your GI doesn't know what else to do for you. Do you watch what you eat at all? There may be some particular foods that you are just going to have to avoid. Take the medicine, dear, and try to focus on something else for a few days and give the medicine a chance to work.
 

Cara Fusinato

Sarcastic Forum Comedian
I think I would rejoice at IBS rather than have the immuno component of Crohn's added in. IBS is static, Crohn's is active and therefore much worse in the long run. I'd take the meds and see if there is improvement, watch the food and see if there are certain triggers. Keep a record each day for say 3 months and then go back to the Dr. and see if you are consistent with IBS or if there is more.
 
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leah131

Guest
I called my pcp doctor. He won't be in until friday but I ask him to send me to someone else.
Leah
 
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Valentina

Guest
I agree with muggle and Cara. this is good news maybe?
try thinking of it in a positive way, maybe all the negative energy isnt going to help at all. A lot of people believe a positive attitude can be a miracle drug in itself. Keep in mind nothing will get resolved with IBS or IBD quickly, so do what the DRs say, but give it a chance to work. its rare and very lucky to have any drug or treatment work quickly (took me over two years to notice any relief of symptoms once I started to take all this seriously). so my advice would be to take a deap breath, look at this in a good way, do what the DRs have suggested, but give it a chance, and try to get a bit of your life back. focussing 100% of your energy on this and all your symptoms can not be helping. sorry this is longwinded.. just my take/advice on it.. weve all been there, and I know from personal experience that letting this take over your life will get you nowhere.
good luck Leah.
 
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