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Sudden weight gain, Stomach pain,IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just had a colonoscopy done and there was scattered whitish superficial plaques seen. I was told yesterday that the report states they found colonic mucosal edema. What is next? I live with pain on the lower right side (ascending) and the mid left side (descending or liver area). I am scheduled for a ct with contrast tomorrow. I have gained a pound a day and am at my 9 month pregnancy weight and disgusted. I would rather be dead than weigh this much.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query, please give me a couple of minutes
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   You do not have to disgusted at all
Doctor :   Every problem has a solution
Doctor :   Let me ask you few questions
Doctor :   What is your age, gender, occupation, height and weight
User :   41 yrs, female, currently out on sick leave, 5'3" and 202 pounds (was 186 in March)
Doctor :   so do you mean you were gaining weight since March?
User :   yes, I gained all that since March.
Doctor :   How did the problem start and with what complaint did you go to the Doctor
Doctor :   Can you explain the series of events?
User :   my primary care doc says it's just that I eat fattening food, which, she is a type of doctor there is no discussion. I am a veteran and go through VA
User :   hemmhroids
User :   i went for the hemmroids that i suffer terribly that come out in a bubble
User :   i had been on prozac and i think that had raised my bp to where when i would have a bout of roids i could sit in the tub with this grape sized roid and feel it drain and fill
User :   i was on prozac for 20 years. february the psychiatrist changed me out to citalopram
User :   then added geodon
User :   in march i lost about 9 pounds and was tickled, this was beginning of march when i first went to see about the roids.
User :   then the end of the month i went back and i saw on my scale i was gaining a pound a day and confirmed at the doc office i was 200 pounds
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Describe me about the stomach pain that you have.
User :   the left side feels like there is something in there outside of the bowel, but stabbing and poking.
User :   the right side feels like cramping at one of the curves of the intestines.
Doctor :   How are you stools and appetite? Are they normal
User :   i feel like it takes forever to get food to go through and i wonder if some of the drugs i am on could be slowing the peristalsis or causing me this sick bowel
User :   stools are not normal, i go from constipation to explosion
User :   appetite is minimal, i probably should be eating more to up my metabolism, but i am just not interested in food.
User :   i cannot cannot cannot drink milk, so i do lactaid
User :   yet i can eat ice cream and cheeses
Doctor :   Do you have a family history of Crohn's / Ulcerative colitis
Doctor :   Do you have family history of colon cancer?
User :   i am not aware of either in the family. apparently my brother had divitur
Doctor :   Did any one in the family suffer from similar problems in the past or present?
Doctor :   What is DIVITUR
User :   the itis a few years back, had a blockage, the diverturculitis
User :   it seemed like a trend going on. it was the same year my husband ruptured his colon and his brother and another brother
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so my brother apparently had a blockage and they said he had the -itis, rather than the -osis, you know, the inflammation, yet not so much the disease
Doctor :   Do you have fever, pain during stool passage or blood in the stool?
User :   there's cancer riddled in the family. i get to where i feel like i'll pass out. no blood to my knowledge.
User :   my body temp is a normal 96.7 so fever is misunderstood by my doctor when measuring me
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i've been exercising and eating better for a few weeks now and i still hurt, still do not have a regular movement and still do not have the urge.
Doctor :   Good
User :   oh, my sister is lucky if she goes once a week.
User :   can i ask you something?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   what about the parasympathetic nervous system? I noticed the L1-L3 control the tranverse and descending colon and the L4 and L5 control the ascending
User :   I have lumbar problems
User :   I have a TENS unit ( the electrodes and all that for the nerves) and when I wear that I am more inclined to go to the bathroom
User :   as though it provokes the urge.
Doctor :   The doctor is trying to rule out all the causes of your problems
Doctor :   like Diverticulitis, Crohs, Sprue etc
Doctor :   If everything is normal, then it could likely be a Irritable Bowel syndrome
User :   will treatment of any of these things bring me relief of how heavy I've become?
User :   I don't eat like a 200 pound person
User :   and i don't show a difference after I have a large bowel movement, am I disillusioned?
Doctor :   Did you meet your Psychiatrist and let him know about your weight gain?
User :   yes, i mentioned it to him. he had originally told me the geodon was weight neutral and he's very aware of my willingness to stop treatment if i believe it is causing me weight gain.
User :   can i ask you another question?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   is it possible that a drug that is "weight neutral" may not necessarily be so for every patient?
Doctor :   I think this is a tough question for me
Doctor :   I am not sure of the drug that you are mentioning
User :   i will go back to the side effects of the geodon and read what that can do to a person. i believe the introduction of this med perhaps might be unsettling with my body.
User :   it's an antipsychotic that's been around for years and years. perhaps i cannot tolerate it.
Doctor :   If you think so, stop it for some time
Doctor :   Not Citalopram
Doctor :   These medicines should be gradually withdrawn
User :   no, that's the antidepressant. i found good favor with that. it's that other thing
Doctor :   and not suddenly
User :   geodon
Doctor :   Yeah
User :   ok. i will check with the psychiatrist about this.
Doctor :   Geodon
Doctor :   Let me check
User :   k
Doctor :   it says it is very efficient
Doctor :   and it has less side effects
User :   thank you for chatting with me.
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