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I Have Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

A Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. You're not alone. 38 People

    So I am a 28 year old man,

    in good shape. I just found out I have SMA. I was released from the hospital after 100's of tests. But I'm glad I finally know what I have. Has anyone else wondered why these unbearable pains start later in life??? So now I'm at a crossroad, has anyone had the surgery?
    Legendary504 Legendary504 26-30, M Jan 26, 2014

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    First I Do Not Have SMA

    I have a good friend who is a 55 yr old lady who has been having multiple GI problems for several years. was diagnosed with Lupus and it seems every symptom she has is always blamed on the lupus. Now she has self treated herself by not eating solid foods, only certain liquids...
    Deidman Deidman 61-65 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    My 9 Year Old Son Has SMA

    1 year ago my 9 year old son was diagnosed with SMA after 6 months of back and forth visits to different doctors. He had severe stomach pain and would vomit and had trouble using the restroom. With the help of an amazing doctor and tons of boost/dualcal and other weight boosters...
    Candez10 Candez10 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    What's Best To Eat?

    I was having awful pain for months and lost alot weight. I am currently 6 stone! I was lucky because I was in a French hospital with the pain and it only took then 9 days to diagnose it! But now they want to put tubes in my nose to feed me and I can't do that! I hate things being...
    Rachc0125 Rachc0125 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    A new resource for those with chronic invisible

    physical illness, including SMA Syndrome: Reddit.com/r/CROCUS
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Feb 28, 2014

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    Wondering What To Expect Now....

    Hi, I am a 49 year old female , 5'9", I was 120 pounds until recently .I now weigh 96.Have been feeling bad since February, Went through all the channels that led to the diagnosis of Sma syndrome, just had lapriscopic surgery to" fix" the problem Monday, have been in...
    anginchains anginchains 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    After a decade of unexplained chronic pain,

    I finally have a diagnosis. It began with the loss of my ability to run, and I have undergone four surgeries, multiple ultrasounds and CT scans, a HIDA scan, X-Rays, an MRI, and years of physical therapy and pain clinic regimens before finding the cause. SMA syndrome is an...
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Jan 29, 2014

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    SMA

    I am a 42 year old female and in january 2011 i was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains, after ct scans doctors realised that part of my bowel had died i think this was about 20 cm 12 days later i was let home only to suffer more severe pains after i was eating i couldnt...
    kelley42 kelley42 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Is there anyone who has pain in night,

    too? I had a Transposition of the superior mesenteric artery in Germany by Prof. Sandmann last year. At first the result was very good. I have got back my life. Since few month I have a rezidiv and now my doctors have fear about a new surgery. Only Prof. Sandmann in Germany is...
    lebenskuenstlerin lebenskuenstlerin 46-50, F Jul 21, 2014

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    Finally I Have An Answer

    After almost 2 years of pain,weight loss,vomiting, and no answers from my doctors...I finally have been diagnosed with SMAS. It seems the cause was my slim build, and I have only gotten smaller, basically wasting away over this past year. I have a appointment with the surgery...
    Lodom38 Lodom38 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    My Sma Story

    Well this all started a few years ago. Apparently some of my arteries constricted the duodenum, due to being to thin. All my life I have been made fun of for being "anerexic" i was always "bones" "twiggy" or "the skinny girl" no matter how hard I try, I still have problems...
    GettingStronger1994 GettingStronger1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    I'M Fighting SMA.

    I'm 56, have always been fit. Lived in the gym doing weight competitions, yoga, and felt fantastic. I weighed 125 at 5'5 All muscle. Two years ago, my problems began with abdominal pain, nausea, and difficulty eating hardly anything. Weight fell off with months. I...
    Sereneme56 Sereneme56 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    My daughter has smas

    and is being cured by tilting upside down at a 45% angle on her back with arms over her head.She was looking at a surgical feeding tube after two years of fighting to avoid surgery.The doctors had her try this while she was hospitalized.three days later was eating normally...
    racheldunkley racheldunkley 41-45, F Apr 6, 2014

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    I Have SMA Syndrome

    Hello, I'm 13 and was diagnosed with SMA six months ago. I have been battling stomach issues my whole life, but just recently they got really bad. I lost 15 pounds in less than 3 weeks from my already thin figure. My doctors didn't know what was wrong and I under went a series...
    L3na L3na 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Been Suffering For 4 Years Now...

    I am a 30 yr-old female that was diagnosed w/ SMA syndrome in May 2010, after about a yr & 1/2 of extreme abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and continual weight loss (which only made things worse). It took three GI doc's b/f I found one who knew what was going on. I have had 2...
    minderella333 minderella333 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    I am 13 now. I was diagnosed with it

    when I was 12. For a year my life was on hold. I had a major bypass surgery and now i am all better now. Please tell me if there is someone else like me out there. It is very rare and between 1861 and now there has only been 500 known cases in the English medical thingy. lol idk...
    princesshayray princesshayray 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    At long last I have I have a name and description for my inability to fall asleep till the wee small hours and I have made an appointment with a Sleep Disorder Doctor to confirm my...
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    Hi I am a 20 year old girl in the uk. I was diagnosed with mosaic turners when I was born but I've never even thought about the condition that I have, it's never really effected me...
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    Hello, My name is Mathilda Panzarella i have 17 years old and i'm a french girl so excuse me for my bad english.. I sign up on this social network, because since a long time, i...
    PanzarellaMathilda PanzarellaMathilda 16-17, F Jan 30

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    I am 16 years old and I have poland syndrome. I was diagnosed when I was old enough to sit up by myself, I have coped with this for a long time, I was promised my reconstructive...
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    Hello: My daughter has Parkes Weber Syndrome. I'm wondering if anyone in this group is from Ontario?
    Momofgirl Momofgirl 41-45, F Feb 5

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    Quite a few, actually. Let's see: Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome Asperger's syndrome Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder That's me.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 9

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    One year ago is when I started getting sick. It's started out as maybe an hour in the morning I would feel extremely nauseous and most of the time I would get sick and then go on...
    kateyrose98 kateyrose98 16-17, F Feb 9

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    The ever present question, are we being manipulated? If you say, well yeah, duh. Then you ask yourself the next question, who is manipulating us? Welcome to the mind of all tin...
    everydayisagoodone everydayisagoodone 31-35 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I believe that women are inferior to Men. We are created to serve Them and do what our Masters tell us to for we live to please Them and nothing else. We can not make decisions by...
    thatsubkahira thatsubkahira 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    how do people react when you tell them you have aspergers? I am always so nervous to tell people!
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 27

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    Asperger's is like a curse to me. I didn't ask to have panic attacks in cluttered noises. I didn't ask to not have a normal social. I CERTAINLY didn't ask to drag my family and...
    msvlogwars msvlogwars 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    my name is Ciara and I'm 19 and I am currently in the hospital post laminectomy. I have had back pain for about a year now. I had an inflamed SI joint that I recieved 3 steroid...
    cjacobs34 cjacobs34 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I was just diagnosed with Usher Syndrome on Wednesday. I've worn hearing aids my whole life. A little over two years ago I was admitted to the hospital for severe preeclampsia...
    AngieNickel AngieNickel 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I have a brother who has aspergers. It is very challenging as he had an atypical childhood and was unfortunately abused. I love him so much and wish for him to feel in control of...
    zen001 zen001 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    BEAVER IS LOOKING LIKE HE WON WE HAVE NEVER CAMMED THEM ONCE CALIFORNIA...TRACKED CALL ORANGE COUNTY
    Googlehasgoogles123 Googlehasgoogles123 51-55, F Feb 4

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    I NEED THIS PROFILE ATTACH TOO THE FAT PIG baseMENT THE DELETED STUFF WENT BACK TOO HER ALSO WE NEVER DID ONE THING TOO THIS PEOPLE BEAVERS IS GETTING A BLOW JOB FROM A COW...
    Googlehasgoogles123 Googlehasgoogles123 51-55, F Feb 4

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    I have it. Mayve yes or maybe no. I dont know but there are signs. Although I wasnt diagnosed coz going to a psychiatrist or something has a negative stigma in my place. When I was...
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    My sister does, and I'm that sibling. I have asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism. When I was younger I would get angry at the littlest things. I remember...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 9

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    Hello. I have been experiencing symptoms for 6 months now and I was very recently diagnosed with Rumination Syndrome. I am on 20mg of Amnitriptolyn to help cure but there hasn't...
    minmouse614 minmouse614 26-30, F Feb 9

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    I've missed 17 days this semester already and am very behind in school. Does anyone else have a really hard time keeping up? My mom says I can start homeschooling but not until I...
    TavynKeylee TavynKeylee 13-15 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Dear CFS: **** you! I hate not being able to think clearly. I hate not being able to play with my kids Saturday *and* Sunday. Instead, I have to pick one day and then use the...
    LookingForIt987 LookingForIt987 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I have suffered with pica since I was a child. I eat drywall and I need to stop! now! I've tried everything, I take supplements, I try to find something less toxic to meet my needs...
    lilacgarden2015 lilacgarden2015 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I got into a relationship with a man I thought was my soulmate, it happened online and he lived in a different state. He flew over twice and I flew to see him once. For 6 months...
    CosmicPrincess CosmicPrincess 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Hi, I'm 21. I slipped a disc in December 2014. I had CES symptoms for 2 weeks before having my disc removed as I was on a cruise ship. I guess I'm lucky as I can walk normally with...
    sdavis313 sdavis313 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Hi everyone! So I'll be posting my full story later but just wanted to do a short version. I'm 17 and was diagnosed in October 2014, they found out it was BCS after only being...
    Abbyrk Abbyrk 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't say 100% that I have this (just 98%) I wish I knew how to get better because I also have pseudotumor cerebri and the two are going in circles with each other right now...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F Feb 16

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    Hi I'm 24 years old and currently being diagnosed with pts. 5 months ago I had my first symptom which came out of no where and was severe! I have had sooo many tests as you would...
    megzeee megzeee 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    HAVE ANYBODY EVERY STOPPED THIS COMPLETELY? ????
    toiletpapereatter toiletpapereatter 31-35, F Feb 19

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