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    landonm88 posted:
    I have had "flare ups" since i was young, including cramping which seems to deepen or worsen within about a 5-10 min period until i feel as if i am going to have diareah and then usually accompanying that is shaking, flushing red, feeling a flush of hot and sweaty, then cold chills usually follow, with stomach pain causing vomitting (not nausea as usual) episodes normally don't last longer than 15-45 min max, and started as remissive and intermittent flare ups ranging from once to twice a year or so. I have been in to many doctors, they threw chrons, ibs, ibd, and gall bladder out as possibles. But i have still not yet had my stomach scoped to find out, and as i am uninsured currently i cannot afford to have this procedure done and would like to just know what it is and if there is anything i can do to lessen the intensity or frequency of the flare ups. please any help is much appreciated.
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    johnboy22 responded:
    I can't offer any solutions, but sympathise with you as I have some similar symtoms. My symtoms normally arise once or twice a year, and are similar apart from the duration. Mine normally starts with some mild discomfort in the top of my abdomin,leading to frequent cramping of my stomach,acomapnied by lots of bubbling noises, and a high degree of pain, I think due to no pressure relief for the gas build up. Like you, I also get the fevourish symptoms. However my episodes last normally, for about 8 hrs. The durationbetween the last two attacks has been two weeks. I have had a colonoscopy, where mild diovertuculitis was detected, and an endoscopy which detected Barrets mucosa, which I take SOMAC for.


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