I don't know where to start. It all started years ago, i guess 4 year ago. After eating afternoon meals i used to have severe discomfort and slight pain in my let abdomen (i believe colon). I ignored it and attribute it to my diet since i was always eating out. But my friends were also eating out but none of them ever complained about any issues. I used to be in college at that time.
After 3 or 2.5 years it started becoming more problematic. i started having severe colon/intestine growling noises and severe severe discomfort in the colon/intestine. It is difficult to even sit in office (i am on a job now).
I finally decided to see a doctor (few months ago like 7 or 8 months ago). They asked me to get a stool test, it showed Amoebiasis. They gave a medicine called Metrozyl(sorry i don't remember the name), at that time i was also given prebiotics and probiotics. So this went for 2 weeks and i felt like its coming under control. but i used to get the noises and discomfort once in a while. Which i believe was due to the fact that pro and prebiotics were not in the intestine at the same time as the food or were killed in the intestine.
After 2 weeks when the medicine stopped (the pro/pre biotics and the main medicine) the problem returned. I went back to the doctor. He then suggested to get a blood test, ultrasound of the abdomen. All were OK. I then got a stool test doubting if Amoebiasis has returned but it was also OK. So it really confused me as the problem was still there.
I quit that doctor or any doctor as they were not very interested in curing me cuz to them i looked stupid and stressed and they said that i am taking it too seriously. **** that doctor sorry.
I started searching internet and finally hit gold (as it gave me 100% relief or almost 4 weeks). I found that my symptoms were of lactose intolerance. I quit dairy completely and during those 4 weeks its was heaven. Looked like the food digested completely no bloating, no gas, no cramps, no rumble, no pain.
After 4 weeks the problem returned yesterday(i did not consume dairy). So i am not sure if quitting dairy was the answer. I think milk was too heavy for the intestine to digest which is now with every food now. And i guess i am back to square one.I think its almost every food that is creating the problem or me now not just the dairy. I could live with lactose intolerance BUT i can't live with a completely failed digestive system :( I hardly eat junk food. And i hate eating now it does not nourish but stresses me.
My patience is gone. Its more than i can take. I anybody can suggest anything i would be grateful. Please help before i am completely doomed.
Thanks (even for reading cause the doctors don't really care for all that i have written above).
Hello, I feel your pain because for about 4 years now I have been going through the same thing.
My tummy hurt almost every day and made super loud noises and it was just so awkward and embarrassing.
I never really did research about it but decided it was time for a change.
I went to the doctors a couple yrs ago and they just told me to take Milax but that hardly worked.
These days I still get noises usually if i eat too much at one time and from stress(I stress out alot) and if I eat at parties which
don't usually have a healthy variety of food.
What I do now to keep the pain and noises under control is:
-try to stay away from gluten
-drink green tea
-drink lots of water everyday
-dont have any dairy( im lactose intolerant)
- take probiotics
-drink a tablespoon of Swedish bitters-really helps!
-eat more fiber-based foods which helps me stay regular
-worry less and de-stress
- eat a clean diet consisting of steamed veggies, gluten-free bread, apples, and natural gluten-free crackers
From time to time i eat some junk food but overall i try eating clean and see major improvement.
I hope that helps!!!
So I would advise to just keep on getting tested for amoebiasis. The doctors might think you're neurotic but they're not the ones living with this awful condition.