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I have sciatica related symptoms in both legs and butt cheeks

i have sciatica related symptoms in both legs and butt cheeks .i have not changed my eating habits but have lost 15 lbs in the past month.I ve had bad gas and irritable bowel problems my whole life.im started to get muscle aches all over my body.my arms,shoulders and sides of ribcage .i sleep 8 sometimes 10 hours a night but still feel tired all the time.i ve had an xray and mri on my lumbar area and everything was normal.but i ve had these sciatica like pains mainly in my butt and left leg for over a year now.the doctors i ve seen think i m making stuff up because im 22.i jjust want to know why im in so much pain.i ve done 3 months of physical therapy and nothing.if someone can help with some advice that would be great.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. The symptoms you are having are because of your IBS. As many as one-third of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients have described extra intestinal symptoms such as rashes, tension headaches, and muscle pains. As many as 60% of IBS patients also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). FMS is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system that is associated with symptoms of general muscle aches, stiffness, overall fatigue, and poor sleeping habits. Like IBS, FMS is a functional disorder, therefore tests to find the origins of the pain often come back negative as in your case. So you should just follow the treatment of your IBS properly as it will help you in resolving your FMS symptoms too. Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Is there any specific food which causes these problems. Is it wheat products. If Yes, it could be a symptom of Celiac disease, which can explain the muscle pain. Do you get fatigued unusually as well. Better avoid spicy, fatty food wheat and milk products as well. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can eat chicken, fish as well without fear. Drink plenty of water. Brisk walk everyday for 40 minutes. The symptoms should reduce. If not you can consult a Doctor and get evaluated for malabsorption syndromes which explains your weight loss, get tested for iron deficiency anaemia as well. Appropriate treatment will then be given for the condition after the examination and testing.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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Dear Drew
I think the reason for your weight loss is IBS. Be regular with your diet. As far as pain is concerned when all tests are normal then the reason of pain can be muscular only. you need to work out to the extent there is no pain. support such exercises with deep braething etc which aid in quick recovery. I am a herbal doctor from India i can recommend some medicines but they may not be available with you. So i suggest you to have sesame oil and to it add garlic , dry ginger, clove and cinamon and heat it on low flame or better put them in bottle and keep it out in sun. use this oil for massage of painful area.
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Answered: Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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