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I wish my doctors would listen to me

Anonymous
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They insist I am fine.
My symptoms;
Loose bowel movements every morning
Pain
Vomiting (even during "normal" consistency bowel movement)
Green stools (not all the time but getting more frequent)

I have seen my family doctor and an ER doctor. I need a referral for a specialist, I cannot just call one. The ER doctor said they were referring me to a gastro but I never heard anything back, despite trying to contact them several times to follow up.

Does/did anyone else have these issues?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Ive had a similar issue before. You should remind them that your the patient and you know you body better than any doctor. If they insist you are fine you need to confront them in a mature manner. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:11 PM
What have you done to try to figure this out on your own? Food journals, elimination diets, trial and error, restrictions, supplements, probiotics?

It could be anything from lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, additives, fiber or lack of it, gut inflammation, IBS, ulcers, geez it could be dozens of things. You need to give the doctor a starting point at least.
amanda.lyn
by Silver Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:17 PM
I'm sorry... I had similar treatment prior to being diagnosed with celicas. They just blew me off, but I knew something was wrong. It took years to find someone who would take my symptoms seriously, because I was first diagnosed with IBS,and every time I tried to dug deeper I was basically told - with IBS, you won't feel well, so deal with it. I just knew there was more to it (and I was right). It's very frustrated, my advice is to keep going until you find the right doctor, and to keep researching for yourself!!! Best of luck to you.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:22 PM
I've suffered from similar symptoms for 3 yrs. No diagnosis, no meds work. Start taking probiotics, worked wonders for me after taking them for about 5 months. I still vomit and have diarrhea regularly but the pain and frequency isn't as bad.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:23 PM
Dd gets that if she eats potato.
tsatske2
by Latricia on Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:27 PM

You shouldn't have been told that with IBS. IBS is like migraines, of course you feel like shit (literally) when it's acting up. But it has triggers. One of my triggers is pork. If I eat pork, it's going to be unpleasent, and not just for me, LOL. if it had been IBS, (which I get that it wasn't) you should have been given instructions simular to the ones the poster gave above - try food journals, elimination journals, see a nutritionalist, try probiotics (which sometimes help with IBS), things like that. Not just, 'oh, well, you're going to feel bad.' That was bad doctoring. 

Quoting amanda.lyn: I'm sorry... I had similar treatment prior to being diagnosed with celicas. They just blew me off, but I knew something was wrong. It took years to find someone who would take my symptoms seriously, because I was first diagnosed with IBS,and every time I tried to dug deeper I was basically told - with IBS, you won't feel well, so deal with it. I just knew there was more to it (and I was right). It's very frustrated, my advice is to keep going until you find the right doctor, and to keep researching for yourself!!! Best of luck to you.


ShesSoUnusual
by Cat on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Agreed. I have IBS, never had a green stool or vomiting, but the rest of the symptoms I have. But you need to find another doctor if they aren't listening to you. Green bowels are not a normal thing, and neither is vomiting or pain with bowels. 

Quoting tsatske2:

You shouldn't have been told that with IBS. IBS is like migraines, of course you feel like shit (literally) when it's acting up. But it has triggers. One of my triggers is pork. If I eat pork, it's going to be unpleasent, and not just for me, LOL. if it had been IBS, (which I get that it wasn't) you should have been given instructions simular to the ones the poster gave above - try food journals, elimination journals, see a nutritionalist, try probiotics (which sometimes help with IBS), things like that. Not just, 'oh, well, you're going to feel bad.' That was bad doctoring. 

Quoting amanda.lyn: I'm sorry... I had similar treatment prior to being diagnosed with celicas. They just blew me off, but I knew something was wrong. It took years to find someone who would take my symptoms seriously, because I was first diagnosed with IBS,and every time I tried to dug deeper I was basically told - with IBS, you won't feel well, so deal with it. I just knew there was more to it (and I was right). It's very frustrated, my advice is to keep going until you find the right doctor, and to keep researching for yourself!!! Best of luck to you.



amanda.lyn
by Silver Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Thanks for you reply, and I agree - bad doctoring. I was given medicine and just told to avoid milk and pork (guess those are the common triggers???) honestly it wasn't just one doctor :-(. I took years to find one that really listened to me. I've been gluten free for 10 years now and still feel great! :-)

Quoting tsatske2:

You shouldn't have been told that with IBS. IBS is like migraines, of course you feel like shit (literally) when it's acting up. But it has triggers. One of my triggers is pork. If I eat pork, it's going to be unpleasent, and not just for me, LOL. if it had been IBS, (which I get that it wasn't) you should have been given instructions simular to the ones the poster gave above - try food journals, elimination journals, see a nutritionalist, try probiotics (which sometimes help with IBS), things like that. Not just, 'oh, well, you're going to feel bad.' That was bad doctoring. 

Quoting amanda.lyn: I'm sorry... I had similar treatment prior to being diagnosed with celicas. They just blew me off, but I knew something was wrong. It took years to find someone who would take my symptoms seriously, because I was first diagnosed with IBS,and every time I tried to dug deeper I was basically told - with IBS, you won't feel well, so deal with it. I just knew there was more to it (and I was right). It's very frustrated, my advice is to keep going until you find the right doctor, and to keep researching for yourself!!! Best of luck to you.

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