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Had bad IBS attacks, swollen stomach, pain, loose stools. What is the cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Dr.
Doctor:Please proceed with the query.
User:I have had a few bad IBS attacks
User:The last one was nearly 1.5 yrs before, where they
Doctor:ok, from how long is this
User:intially thought it was cancer
User:as the weightloss was nearly 500gms a day
Doctor:What is your weight now
User:then went through colonscopy, endoscopy, barium tests
User:then was discharged with a suspected crohns
User:crohns insticated because of stress
User:but as you will know crohns final diagnosis is difficult
User:as at the time of the test the crohns had subsided
User:but anyways
User:the stomach discomfort has started yet again
User:the stomach is swollen and keeps swelling throughout the day
Doctor:what are experiencing now, pain with loose stools
User:and as result very uncomfortable by the end of the day, more bloated feeling
User:nausea throughout the day
User:yes, constant dull ache with fairly loose stools not too loose though
Doctor:Have you taken any special diet chart for this
User:back and body ache is affecting my everyday working
User:last time round doc didnt put me on anymedication as stress is trigger
User:and gastero discharged with advice to
User:handle stress more efficiently
User:no diets per say
Doctor:what are you doing now to handle stress
User:now the pain is getting more and more
User:so is the body ache
User:and threw up this morning
Doctor:are you stressed about something
User:also have intial stages of arthritis
User:and osteoporosis
Doctor:are you stressed about something
User:therefore the joints snap and bones ache is getting beyond control
Doctor:How old are you, what is your weight
User:general stress which is on going...mine slightly more than normal i guess
User:Im 34, and 45 kgs
User:a single parent and have a special needs child
User:therefore do everyday runs to therapy centres/ hospitals
Doctor:First main thing is try to reduce your stress
Doctor:It is easy to say
User:so do not pay or shall i say unable to pay much attention to myseld
Doctor:but it will take 3 to 6 months for you to control your stress
Doctor:How old is your child
User:4.5 yrs
Doctor:what special needs ?
Doctor:Ok, otherwise physically he is fine?
User:yes...but keeps falling just had a pnemonia attack 3 weeks back and a week before that severe asthama attack
User:but physically independant if thats what you meant
Doctor:are you divorced?
Doctor:have you undergone any stress management courses
User:but dont thnk i can given i XXXXXXX ave time to
User:as i work and need to take my son to various therapies all day every day
Doctor:Yes i can understand
User:and im also his therapist in certain aspects of the issue
User:my problem with me not being well
Doctor:atleast you can do meditate for 20 min a dya
User:his therpay which itake gets affected
Doctor:this will help you
User:but wont be able to join any classes for them
Doctor:also first you get trained in meditation, as there are many forms in this
User:would you recmmend i see a gastro
Doctor:If you are in control you can heal your son too
User:how do i do this?
Doctor:kids with Autism can lead fairly good lives
User:ie where do i get to learn this?
User:yes im aware
Doctor:first learn meditation from any yoga expert, for few days then
Doctor:practise on your own
Doctor:once you do this, restrict your diet too along with this too
Doctor:i will send you diet chart for this
Doctor:your treatment should include both
Doctor:Any food that is high in fat, insoluble fiber, caffeine, coffee , carbonation, or alcohol is problematic
Doctor:for you
Doctor:where do you stay
Doctor:Ok, send me you mobile number
Doctor:I will send you address of any meditation teacher near your house so that you can atleast go for 2 classes and learn and that you can go home and practise it
Doctor:where in mumbai
Doctor:try this for 2 months and then if you feel no relief then you can go to gastroenterologist,because you had already gone and met surgeon you had no releif so.
Doctor:Be calm, no problems will solve by stress
Doctor:no problem will remain for long time too
Doctor:everybody has problems, it is how you manage is important, let not stress ruin your life
Doctor:Once your bring your life to control , everything will be easy, controlling your mind in foremost
User:so you will be sending me the adress for this me place
Doctor:All diseases start in the mind first
Doctor:and diet chart too
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