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Nov 20, 2018 · Rheumatoid Arthritis, Felty's Syndrome and prednisone in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you so much for this info. I will pass along. So much appreciated

Nov 20, 2018 · Chronic Abdominal Pain in Digestive Health

If you've had any abdominal surgeries you might consider looking for a well trained physical therapist in visceral modalities. Or even if you havent…I've had severe pain with any food, watery diarrhea up to 25 or 30 times a day, trapped gas, etc for almost three years following colon removal. Mayo clinic GI referred me for this therapy as well as PT with the Dolphin device for scar and tissue adhesions and they have saved my life. Bowel movents down to 5x day. Yay me!!

Nov 16, 2018 · Rheumatoid Arthritis, Felty's Syndrome and prednisone in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi – My cousin has recently been diagnosed with Felty's Syndrome after years of suffering and searching for answers for her symptoms. She most recently was admitted into ICU in Tennessee for an unknown infection, high fevers of unknown origin, has struggled with rheumatoid disease for years, multiple bouts of pneumonia, an enlarged spleen and elevated white count. As Felty's Syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder, we have been unsuccessful in our search for someone who has also been diagnosed who might be able to share anything that may help with her symptoms, coping, advise, etc. She lives in a very, VERY rural area of Tennessee and referrals and extended healthcare in the area is limited. I am currently a patient of Mayo in the gastroenterology department and was hoping I might be able to reach someone through this group. Thank you for your help or insight.

Jun 4, 2018 · Chronic Abdominal Pain in Digestive Health

I saw a physician at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic who uses acupuncture for gastroporesis. Dr. Ronald Reimer. You might give him a call and try this route. It seems to work very well for his gastropresis patients.

Jun 4, 2018 · Chronic Abdominal Pain in Digestive Health

Hi.. I've been struggling with unrelenting abdominal pain since a subtotal colectomy with colorectal anastamosis a little over two years ago for colon inertia. After the removal of my entire colon, I have struggled with intractable diarrhea, up to 20 bowel movements a day. I've also had stomach pain with absolutely everything I eat, some days worse than others, but always, always after I eat and sometimes when I drink. I don't know if this would help you with your IBS symptoms, but it is worth a shot. I have been to every physician imaginable and have every test imaginable and finally ended up at Mayo Clinic, first Rochester, then Jacksonville and my GI physician in Jacksonville has prescribed abdominal myofascial release therapy every day for 1 hour a day for 30 days. I have been going to therapy for about two weeks now and the pain has subsided TREMENDOUSLY. If I skip a day of therapy (the weekends), it starts to come back. My diarrhea isn't any better, and maybe worse as when the therapist does the therapy, she is loosening adhesions and fascia in the abdomen that has been moved, removed, put back in, from multiple abdominal surgeries and what she and my Mayo physician say "carrying stress in the abdomen/gut." You might see if you have a myofascial release specialist in your area. Mine is actually a massage therapist specifically trained in myofascial release. It has change my quality of life quite a bit, just in 2 weeks. Hope this helps. Leigh