*severe left sided abdominal pain
*excessive weight gain ( 100 lbs)
*symptoms began (7 years ago) with bloating, gas and occasional diarrhea slowly over
time symptoms increased to constant daily diarrhea (sometimes 12 times a day).
Sometimes would sleep on the bathroom floor at night to be sure he did not have
* treated initially with many irritable bowel syndrome meds which did nothing to stop
the diarrhea. At its peak he was taking 6 imodium a day and it was not controlling it.
*when symptoms were at their worse, whenever he ate, usually within 5 minutes, he
develop get diarrhea. At that time all dairy and most foods made him sick.
* January 2009 symptoms changed now to severe constipation, causing hard stools
and bleeding. Now having 4 to 5 bowel movements a week. This is likely a result
of the narcotics he is taking for the pain. This has allowed him to add to his diet.
But it all likelihood if the pain and depression meds were withdrawn, his diarrhea
will begin again.
* the pain never goes away,he is sick every day. Gets out of the house only for medical
appointments. Usually having to reschedule appointments at least three times before
he can manage to make it to appointment.
*he is always hot. We have to keep the house and car when he travels so cold that
other family members are uncomfortable. They have to wear sweaters and jackets
but he is still hot
*he cannot bend down any longer due to pain. He constantly shifts his position when
sitting down trying to get comfortable. He walks with a cane because it helps. He is
28 years old. He sleeps with 9 king size pillows to try and get comfortable.
*Every day is a nightmare. he has no life, he is in constant pain and cannot seem to find
a diagnosis and therefore does not have a treatment plan.
*He has undergone scopes, biopsies, colonoscopies, stool tests, blood work, MRA, CT
scans, MRI. Results show "inflammation". Serratonin was extremely elevated.
Testosterone is low. Has dx of mild gastroporesis.
*celiac disease and ulcerative colitis have been ruled out. Parasites have been ruled
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