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Unread 06-10-2003, 07:38 AM
sick of problems

Here we go again.....

I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis about two weeks or so ago. A couple of years ago, they told me up in Chicago at the Endometriosis Institute that I had IBS (along with endo). I didn't think anything about it - didn't think it was that serious.

The past two-three months, I haven't had my normal bowel movement - which is usually normal and first thing in the morning.

I also developed bad seasonal allergies - they weren't too good before, but now worse.

I went to the ER yesterday because of diarhea and stomach cramping. I didn't have an infection, and it wasn't my appendix. They told me that it could be recurrent endo. I'm not sure about this. I did read on the Claritin drug thingy that I got from the drug store that it may cause diarhea and abdominal pain and dizziness and to contact a doctor if this happened. I did ask the doc at the ER if any of the meds I was on could cause this. She told me no - by the way, this was a PA.

So, now I have to make an appt with my ob/gyn - already have one for the 18th. I've missed alot of work already - last week out three days because of my allergies. I've stopped my Claritin.

I just don't know what else is going to come along next.

I have plans to go back to school full-time and work part-time this coming fall (so that I can keep my health insurance). This does not look good with all of these problems that keep coming up.

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Unread 06-11-2003, 11:03 AM
sick of problems

(((((Phoebeflower))))) I'm so sorry you've been dealing with one issue after the other

I have both IBS and seasonal allergies. The IBS has much worse since my hyst: it used to be mostly constipation, but not it's a lot of gas, bloating and a constipation/diarrhea cycle that is further complicated by cyclical bowel spasms (I kep my ovaries and am still having regular cycles).

The seasonal allergies have been much worse than usual this Spring. Some people who've never had this complaint are now struggling with them. One thing I've learned about allergies, from the years of dealing with them, is that you have to experiment with the anti-hystamines: after years of struggling with various antihystamines and with desensatisation shots, I've finally found the right product for me: Benadryl Allergy Sinus and Headaches. It works on my allergy symptoms effectively but, unfortunately, does carry wicked side effects, so I only use it when absolutely necessary.

Do talk to your doctor and your GYN about these new developments: they're the only ones who can really assess your situation and recommend the best course of action for you.

Sending lots of s your way. Please keep us posted.
Unread 06-11-2003, 06:31 PM
sick of problems

I too have IBS, although my symptoms seem to change with the wind these days. I have had a few other GI diagnosis this last year. It really is a puzzle and you have to keep trying to put the pieces together.

I had thought my allergies had improved since the hyst, but just found out I have a deviated septum and a blocked nostril. Guess that's why I don't have any drainage.

What I'm trying to tell you is that you're not alone my friend. And you have to keep looking for answers. I just spent the last 2 days going to 3 different doctors. Good luck with the gyn appointment. I hope that he is able to provide you with some answers.

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