- CASE FILE
I have had a stomach issue for over 20yrs. I have episodes where I will eat and hr or so later I get horrible cramps and diarrhea.
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I have episodes where I will eat and an hr or sometimes as quick as 15-30 mins after I eat I will get horrible stomach cramps (they can double me over) and I will get horrible watery diarrhea. It can last for a couple hrs to days where no matter what I eat (even if it’s just a cracker) it makes me sick with stomach cramps and diarrhea. I have cut out fried foods, spicy foods, diary, and been on a very bland diet and it does not matter what it is I eat if I am going to have an episode (episode is having stomach cramps and horrible watery diarrhea) but if I am gonna have an episode I will have one and does not matter what it is I eat. I never know when an episode is gonna hit me until it starts. And it starts with an ache in my lower belly and it turns into cramps and the cramps get worse until I start having horrific explosive watery diarrhea, and I can go (to the bathroom) anywhere from 3-8 times. And sometimes the episodes just last until my stomach is empty or it can last for a day or two. I have had colonoscopy’s more than 3, a test to check how my stomach empties, EDG, a a couple other tests and no one can find anything wrong. And in the last 3-4 months I have gotten new systems with this. Now I have horrible (as bad as child labor pains! Off the charts stabbing pain) but whenever I eat sometimes as quick as my 4-5 bite I get these sharp stabbing pains on my left side and in my whole belly. These stabbing pains will drop me to my knees they are so bad I can’t even explain the pain. I have literally lost 32lbs in the last 7-9 weeks because I can not eat because the pain is so bad. I am having a hydrogen breath test on Friday and if it comes back negative the GI doctor don’t know what she is going to do. But my issue is now so bad I am dropping weight every day.