I've posted about this before, but I would really appreciate some advice again. My husband keeps getting bouts of gas, belching, and watery diarrhea. His back has also been hurting him, and the back pain seems to be worse during the gastro flare-ups. He's been the to doctor and has been told it may be a virus, but the symptoms have been going away and coming back since Thanksgiving last year. His doctor said the last time he went in that if it recurred again, he would send him for a scope of some kind. I'm terrified that there is something seriously wrong - I'm afraid he has colon cancer, or Crohn's Disease, or something else major and terrifying. He also seems to get these symptoms on weekends or long weekends (when his doctor isn't working, of course).
Can a virus go away and come back like this? Could it be IBS? We've been under a pretty constant barrage of stress for several years now (my mom's chronic illness, my dad's illness and death, our dog died, we moved), and I've recently had a major HA attack that caused a LOT of tension between us. I'm trying not to freak out about his symptoms, but I'm so afraid that's there's something new, major and awful happening to him that I can barely function.