my IBS is 80% under control

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jt80
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   Posted 1/5/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone Happy New Year hope your New Year is starting off great mines it's ok but looking forward to the New Year.Feeling like a lot of great changes are going to take place for me my New Year's resolution is to face my fears and try to get out there and socialize more.Easier said then done lol,I'm so happy that my IBS is 80% under control trying to figure out how to get the remaining 10% under control lol.I have so many things I want to get back out and do just have not figured how to yet,I've accepted that I have something that wont be cured unless the Lord himself decides to heal me completely free of it.I only wish that could be possible it is but who knows I need to figure out a way to feel comfortable in my skin living with IBS.I hate that my day starts off on the toilet for awhile but I get things over with to get out I wish that could change.I'm stressing over situations that have not taken place.I've been sticking to showing up for my therapy appointments my therapist thinks by tackling some of my issues from when I was young things may get better.She says I suffer from a lot of anxiety which I agree is true and were just figuring out a way to get that under control.

Another thing I've just been really lonely sick and tired of spending my days alone just eating in the house only going out when I feel I'm able to.I hate that I have to work at my life! it really sucks if you do not have your stomach and digestive health you have nothing.I'm really trying hard to not stress out and just let things fall into place oh I just realize this is a negative post lol.Just this last one lol did not mean for it to be negative it's just my concerns.I just wish I could meet people my age in real life living with this just like me.I need people I can relate to in my real life I'm so craving human interaction and attention lol it's ridiculous lol.I hope this year brings new friends and companionship and happiness that what I pray for the most.I do not want to be homebound for most of my life! I want to travel like I've mentioned this beautiful world and see what great things it has to offer.Everyone just keep me in your prayers and I just wont sweat the small stuff and just take one day at a time and hope for the best that is all I can do.Till next post wishing you all good stomach and digestive health and again a prosperous New Year God bless!!!! smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (jt80) : 1/6/2010 12:41:31 PM (GMT-7)


honestwoman50
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   Posted 1/9/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
JT80,  I know exactly what you mean by the lonelyness and being home bound.  I can relate on everything you said, except that my IBS has been way out of control for over a good month.  I think I am going to ask my doc for some stress meds, but I know he wont do it...he does not like to give anyone anything that may be addictive and that can be abused.
 
I have had a man who has been trying to meet me for over a year, I met him online.  Every week he asks me if he  can come meet me on the weekend and I always say no because I never know if I am going to have a good day and I dont want to be all sick with all this and try to be up-beat and meet him, when I am miserable.  I am surprised that he still wants to meet me after all this time, makes me feel terrible that I have not said yes yet.
 
I have been going through a lot of nights with no sleep, and that just makes me even more tired.  It seems like I cannot win,  my insurance has to approve the bio-feed back that I need to relax my muscle so I can poop...so I am hoping that the treatments work cuz I am at the end of my rope.
 
In the past couple of months, I am ashamed to say that at least one to two times a month, I get so tired of the pain and swelling, that I will drink just so I dont have to feel.  So I know I cant do it, and dont want to get into a situation with drinking either.  Don't think I will because I dont like the taste of beer or alcohol or how it makes me feel the day after, I was just wanting to get away from my misery.
 
But I am so happy for you that your doing better.  Are you on any new meds that are helping you feel better?
 
Take care and I hope the new year brings us all relief.
 
Leslie
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jt80
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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Leslie sorry to read that your IBS has gotten worse,no new medications really just the ones for my depression and ones to help me get to sleep and get a good nights sleep.The medications for my depression seem to be working alright but there are times I do feel down.I'm also on some like I've said to help with my IBS which got it 80% under control.Those meds are allowing me to eat as much as I'd like with no bubble guts allowing my food to digest properly and no diharrea thank the Lord! it's been I would say going on three months that I have not experienced that.I can enjoy food again and I'm so happy I've even put on like thirty pounds lol it's so great I love this new weight on me.I was so underweight because of constantly having diharrea in the past it was hard for me to put on five pounds.I'm enjoying sweets again I have such a sweet tooth cakes,pies,cookies,candy,chocolate lol yes I'm indulging like crazy.Not to much gas it's kind of under control except at times when it's really bad like when I first get up I still always got to expel some lol not sure why that is.
 
Besides all that life is good I guess lol sort of I'm just praying this year is filled with many blessings.I want to face my fears like riding public transportation again like I've mentioned socializing more.I'm going to turn thirty this year and I want the start to my thirties to be the best decade of my life.Since most of my twenties were a waste and filled with such sadness and loneliness.Oh I'm in a relationship sort of lol it's complicated they have stuck by me knowing my situation.I feel though that I'm setteling for less taking what I can get I guess,that's a whole other story lol.I want to make moves on 2010 I want awesome things to happen for me.My faith is being tested everyday I'm asking God to help me more he already does not give me to much I can not handle.A big siiiigh lol I'm just worried about my future I want happiness that is all I'm asking for to be comfortable in my own skin.Not allowing my IBS from holding me back from life,life is to dam beautiful to missing out on.I'm gonna keep praying hard and just live my life at least try to.This post was not to negative I hope lol but anyways keeping you all in my prayers and wishing you all good stomach and digestive health take care God bless!smilewinkgrin

honestwoman50
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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
So what kind of depression meds do they have you on?  Is it the meds that are making you feel better??
Leslie King


jt80
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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
They are Remeron and Serequel working wonders lol they've been helping me get to sleep and sleep well.I was not sleeping well for years and that was effecting my body things are all good now get much needed sleep oh and I'm also on anti-anxiety meds those help a lot too. :-)

honestwoman50
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   Posted 1/10/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So are you on xanax then too?
Leslie King


jt80
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   Posted 1/10/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
no I'm not on xanax.

honestwoman50
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   Posted 1/10/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I was just checking out the other meds that you talked about. I could really use the remeron as I guess you can really sleep on that, I can never sleep or stay asleep for long. Endless nights tossing and turning. So thank you for the info...Have a great day...Leslie
Leslie King


Marsky
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   Posted 1/11/2010 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
jt80 - glad you are doing so well. I think of you often and hope your life is returning to normal. Or as normal as possible (social wise too).

Mary
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


jt80
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   Posted 1/11/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Mary :-),hope the same for you too :-)
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