IBS - could this be why I am dizzy

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Christinawensell, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Christinawensell

    Christinawensell New Member

    I had a response to my last question that my dizzyness cold be because of IBS.

    Yeah I think i have IBS too, the doctor is doing more tests though.

    tests after tests after tests, They did a upper GI and a

    lower GI and now they are saying they are planning on a

    colonoscopy all because diarehea ( I am sure that is misspelled) sorry

    I have had it for about 5 months and about 20 times a day

    too. I have lost about 20 pounds now, but that concerns the

    doctor. (not that I did not need to lose it mind you) but

    I have not been trying either. She thinks I could be also

    looking at colon cancer. She wants to be sure because it

    does run in our family. Have you went though all these tests

    to determine IBS too?
  2. Francey54

    Francey54 New Member

    Dear Christina:

    I had all the tests done also but it was not conclsive that I had IBS. They did find some polyps, but they were benign.

    However, my doc says that I do have IBS because of the
    alternating constipation with diarreha. It is so mortifying.
    I too get very dizzy, but I think it is part of the FM and CFS not necessarily the IBS.

    Please don't think you have cancer yet hon. Let them do all the testing and then you will know.

    Hope all turns out well. I will be praying for you. Please let us know the fina results.

    God Bless.

    [This Message was Edited on 08/10/2005]
  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Don't get too upset or stressed.
    Yes,..I too had all those darn tests, too confirm my DX of IBS. Not fun. Same symptoms as you tho not as much of a weight loss(some,I think 9lbs in 2 months)?
    Put it back on since then :(

    But I still get BAD episodes of IBS where I can't hold anything in for days. I lose weight all the time.
    My weight is up and down with this IBS.(crap!)lol
    Hang in there
    and best of Luck to you~
    Is the colonoscopy sceduled yet?
  4. Christinawensell

    Christinawensell New Member

    Thank you for the responces. I have not been feeling well

    the last few days, and have been having troubles at work,

    besides all the illness problems. I went home on Wednesday

    evening (living in Arizona) and my air conditioner motor was

    shot. The house felt like a sauna. So with all the other

    things happening it did not make matters any better.

    In responce to your question Tandy. No, they have not

    scedualed the colonoscopy yet and they are suppose to do an

    MRI too. I have to go see the Gastrologist to get the thing

    scedualed. All this insurance stuff. It has to be ordered by

    such and such person or I might have to pay out of pocket

    for it.

    Thank you for the prayers Francey54.

    I hope you are both well as you are reading this. I am just

    starting my work day right now. I hope it goes by quickly.

    Best wishes,

  5. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    but haven't had any tests to "prove it" my doctor accepts the fact with my symptoms and that is that. Sees no reason to do any tests I guess. No blood in the stool, etc.
    Doesn't make me dizzy either[This Message was Edited on 08/12/2005]

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