I have been suffering from abdominal pain ,gas and bloating for 8 [...]
I have been suffering from abdominal pain ,gas and bloating for 8 months. It all started with a clam linguini meal where I had initially acid reflux then developed into abdominal pain and then gas and bloating. I had my gallbladder removed two yrs ago and really didn’t have a problem until 8 months ago. I have had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, abdominal scan, multiple lab tests which were always negative., except for last week when my spot/sgpt were elevated from 40 norm to 45. I do have a dx of IBS which I basically treated with a lactose free low fat diet. .I have also developed anxiety and panic attracts from the GI problems. I am now trying gluten free low fat lactose free diet.
I cannot take proton pump inhibitors as Prilosec, have tried an OTC digestive animal enzymes which gave me great gastric distress so I stopped it. I’m taking Phillips colon health probiotic.
I have loss 13 pounds since march because I can’t eat enough..
I’m basically relying on Boost , rice milk , bananas, applesauce fish. Chicken, some beef and gluten free bread and crax. I am to have two tests this week…a gastric emptying test and a scan to see the intestinal arteries . My gastroenterologist is concerned about the weight loss . He doesn’t feel that IBS would be the cause of wt loss. My diet is deficient I am assuming because I don’t eat many veggies ..except for carrots and sweet potatoes. I’m confused about all the information on the internet …many recommending digestive enzymes, probiotic, herbal remedies etc that I don’t know what to believe or do . On last piece of info, which may gross some people out, pardon me but my poop is more orange than brown which I read indicates lack of bile for digestion .Any ideas would be
Most helpful. My doctor wants to try me on nortryptiline.