My name is Janet, and I am almost 48. 3 years back I had a full hysterectomy, and a bladder lift... the fibroide was thought to be the size of a orange, but ended up the weight and size of a 10lb baby! we even named it, but I cant put it up on here! .
Since the op tho, I started IBS. It normally only lasts a few days, and then I am back to normal. somethimes I need meds, sometimes Ileave it and it goes away on its own....
This last attack it knocking me for 6! I get ringing in my ears alot, didn#t think it could be one of the symtoms! I also get bouts of depression... This attack hasn't stopped, but just got worse and worse for the last 2 months, with no rest.... I went to see a dr on Thursday, who gave me a course or IBS med that he gave me before, and also some orange fibre drink to help me go. I have been but only the tinest bit, and it was soft too. The pains in my stomache have been very uncomfortable.... but the pains in my bottom are a lot worse. I find it very hard to sit down, or stand up... the only relief I seem to get is when I lay down at night.
I am not eating much at all... this week I have had 2 slices of bread, and thin slice of ham. I managed half a small tin of soup yesterday too. I eat properly... plenty fruit and veg, and never cook with any fat.
I have also started this week getting extremely painful cramp in the back of my legs too. I keep getting up thinking that the meds will work today, but no luck. It takes me ages to pee too, whether its the pressure I dont know, but I do go, just takes a long time.
I have to watch what I take because of the other pills I am taking.... HRT and Blood pressure.
Does anyone have any idea when I might get some relief please.... the meds the dr gave me are: colofac, and fybogel
Many thanks... its so difficult for people to understand, and they seem to think that you are pulling a fast one! so its so nice to be able to talk to fellow sufferers