Post # 1
So I’ll start off. Since 2004, I have had some type of stomach problems. For five years I had a very intense problem with my body vomit up what ever I consumed. No real triggers. Multiple tests done and no answers although a lot and back and forth from different doctors about having GERDS but nothing provide issues. Massive weight loss did not help. After five or so years it settle to a point with occansional flares. Now it sounds like I may another digestive track problems with the potential of having Corhn’s.
So I thought this thread could be a place to talk/complain about our digestive problems. And maybe provide a place to post support and things that may have helped you feel better.
Post # 3
IBS-c (constipation) here! But then the medications usually work too well, which is also a problem. It used to be better when I had less stress and could run more, but life happens.
Post # 4
How old are you ?
FI has Crohn’s, he’s had it as a kid, it started when he was 8. He was often out of school in his teenage years because of the severity of his crisis, and he told me the peak of the sickness is generally in your 20s. Similarly, his sister also has Crohns, but unlike FI, she had maybe 2 crisis in her entire life, the first one when she turned 18 maybe ? Then another big one in her 20s, and that’s it. They’re now both in their 30s and do not suffer from Crohn’s like they used to. By crisis I mean, when they needed to be hospitalized because they literally only have chronic diarrhea and needed to be rehydrated.
For the past 10 years, FI has been taking pills daily (immunosuppressive medication) and it works good, he hasn’t been sick in years. However, if he gets a stomach flu or something (virus), then he’s really, really sick. He’s just more sensitive because the disease in mainly in his stomach and lower intestine, so he’ll either vomit or have episodes of diarrhea, but it will resolve by itself when the virus is gone. It’s just that he’ll be more sick than me, having the same virus.
What he eats has no impact on his disease though, he has a normal appetite and eats pretty much everything. No triggers from food either. But if he has a crisis, then he’ll indeed pretty much vomit anything he eats.
Post # 5
Me! I have to keep a list of things that I can no longer eat without getting either extreme stomach pains or puking. The list is (not so slowly) filling up. FI says that by the time I’m 30 I’m going to be on an “old person feeding tube.”
So far my triggers are:
Tomato based sauces (but regular tomatoes are okay)
Processed meats (pepperoni, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, beef jerky)
Chicken (which is my favorite meat!)
Sour pickles (like the vlasic kind or the kind they use in fast food places. Claussen pickles dont bother me.)
Some kinds of cheeses (asiago and blue cheese for sure.)
Diet or sugar free pops (I’m guessing its the artificial sugars.)
I also have chronic migraines and (TMI) chronic D.
Post # 6
After my colonoscopy last September, I was diagnosed with active chronic colitis. It’s apparently there for good and there’s nothing I can do about it except take medication that mask the symptoms (bleeding, severe cramping, slight nausea, etc). So now, I’m on daily suppositories (lovely).
@allyfally: Gosh, that sounds terrible!
@tynakinnon: I think starting a thread like this is a great idea! I know last year when I was constantly going to the doctors and waiting on my colonoscopy, I was so scared! I thought only old people had these kind of GI problems but I’m only 28!
Do you take anything for your GORD?
Post # 7
I have IBS and there’s no rhyme or reason to my flares, but eating Paleo seems to mostly control it. If it doesn’t, I have narcotics that help.
I was TERRIFIED of my wedding day. It started out poorly but I took those narcotics preemptively and was okay!
Post # 8
At the moment I just turn 24 about a month or so ago. In 2004 when the flare up started I literaly turned 15 the day of my vomiting attacks.
Thanks. I thought of the idea after I saw some posting about IBS shortly after I did a post about Corhn’s and I realized that maybe there are others out that are affected by digestive problems of some type.
Post # 9
[My family] are pretty sure I have IBS or similiar.. I don’t know exactly as I do not have insurance at the current moment, , but I know my insides are seriously messed up.
I never have a normal bowel movement. I am either constipated [for seriously, weeks on end – during which time my insides hurt so bad and feel like they are going to explode], or I have constant diarrhea.. there is no in between for me. It has seriously messed with my life up until this point.
I don’t eat breakfast or lunch at work so I don’t have to go through any additional pain/suffering, which means I normally only eat once a day. If I’m going on a long car ride, I won’t eat.. if I’m flying, I won’t eat. Not good for my system but it’s the only way I know how to deal with it, for now.