This sounds much like my experience. I was diagnosed with IBS two years ago after several months of severe diahrea and the inability to tolerate most foods. After my colonoscope showed nothing, I was told I had IBS and to "live with it". I then went to an alternative care doctor who tried acupuncture and homeopathics. These both helped a great deal, and i also started a new "pain free" diet that I found on the internet. That all worked great for awhile. Then my alternative care doctor ordered a hidescan (sp?) and found my gall bladder was only operating at 18-20%. The radiologist report recommended removal, but the doctor still tried homeopathics and acupuncture. It worked great again for awhile.
The problem I have now is that I've had a terrible flare up again, and my alternative care doctor had to quit his practice due to financial challenges. It's hard for integrative medicine doctors, since most insurance companys don't cover those procedures. To make a long story short, I have been going on for the past 4 months without a doctor's care, but I have been continuing to see the same chiropractor I saw in the doctor's office, and he (as a licensed acupuncturist) is also treating me with acupuncture. The problem is that this time it is only working for a few days at a time.
I actually made an appointment with a new medical doctor last week, but then cancelled it. I know surgery is going to be ordered. My only real concern for NOT having the surgery is "what if" it's Gallbladder Cancer
? At any rate, I'm relatively certain it is NOT IBS which I was first diagnosed with by the gastroenterologist.
My case is further complicated by a corn allergy.
Any advice or suggestions in my case?