TJ Nova Scotia,I am reading everyone's experiences and they are very similar to mine.
I'm a 37 year old female. For just over 3 wks. I've been waking up every morning about 2 hrs. before the alarm and having stomach cramps, then I have a BM, which is always very soft, and then nausea. Not sure whether I need to throw up or move my bowels.
Over the course of the next two hours or so it just gets worse. Lots of stomach gurgling and some gas. The gas and gurgling happen all day, the bowel evacuation and nausea does not. Actually, I have been noticing the nausea may show up later in the day but is usually fleeting. The stools are soft and getting softer, sometimes very watery. Lighter yellowish-brown as opposed to dark stool, with no visible blood. Dry heaving but no vomiting.
My doctor is sending me for a blood test for celiac disease. If that's negative, he has made it clear that the only logical answer would then be IBS. We have not done a stool sample.
I have eliminated dairy from my diet. Not sure if this is related, but three months ago I quit smoking and drinking coffee - both were daily habits.
I've been noticing pain in my lower left abdomen as well as low lying pain in the left side of my back.
In the morning, once this starts, I find it hard to calm down - trying to get back to sleep, the pain and cramps and nausea make me anxious, I cry and shake, the anxiety gives me stressful thoughts, which makes me go back to the bathroom and try to throw up.
It's been almost a month now and I am a small business owner. I feel like I am losing my mind.
If anyone can give me a short list of what this sounds like, that would be greatly appreciated. My quality of life is diminishing and I am fearing for my livelihood. Thank you in advance.
I feel ur pain. Every morning or every other morning I am having terrible gas pains and nausea. I have the sudden urge to throw up and sometimes dry heave but I always end up having a loose stool. It is only happening in the mornings but it takes 2/3 hrs out of my day. I also recently quit coffee 2 weeks ago and I was a hardcore 3 cups a day girl. I quit cold turkey and im not sure if it is related or not. I have been told I have IBS and have been put on Bentyl which didn't work, Levsin which also didn't work and i've also tried every over the counter med. I have had 2 blood tests for which nothing was suspicious. I also shake/cry b/c the abdominal pain is so intense in the mornings. Have you found any relief/diagnosis? My next step is to see a GI doc and possibly get a colonoscopy. I am so worried. Can anyone help me?