I'm 27 and was diagnosed with gastroparesis about 3 years ago. I was managing it fairly well until January. In January I was hospitalized for 4 days with a severe infection, colitis, vomiting and I was basically pooping blood. The hospital did a CT where they saw the colitis. They first thought I had ecoli, then ulcerative colitis, then chrons. I was discharged from the hospital followed up with my GI doctor who Did another scope, and an MRI. They tried putting me on a steroid which I just threw up. Since being discharged I have had this pain in my lower left abdomen which radiates up to my ribs. I finally went to a specialist in Philadelphia. he diagnosed me with post infectious IBS. He let me know this infection was so severe he thinks it may have affected my GI lining in my intestines. He let me know it may get better or it may be permanent. I'm currently on Xifaxin, Nexium and an antispasmodic which is the only thing that helps the pain. I have lost 15lbs since this whole thing and the pain affects by life daily! Does anyone have any remedies or suggestions on how to the handle the pain? The Xifaxin apparently takes several weeks to do its thing. Or any suggestion on diet? With my gastroparesis and now this I have no clue what to eat.
Thanks in advance!