Don't worry about asking weird stuff here because anything goes- mainly because everyone on this board is going through the same sort of thing! My ibs involves a fair bit of gas and bloating which can often be painfull too, so i know how you feel on that front...
Hope you find some answers and keep posting!
Thankyou all for your kind messages. It's so helpful to hear other people's problems and how they cope. My IBS is just so wierd and in reply to what it entails, I get so constipated that the pressure causes rectal ulcers so i have something called tenesmus which is a feeling of wanting to go all the time but really i dont!! The feeling is caused by the rectal ulcer and I pass a lot of mucus on its own and with the stool. I find it hard at work when I feel like I need to go!! How does everyone else cope with work????
I think this site is going to be very helpful to me.
Thankyou to you all,
Hi Tori and everyone else out there
I have been dealing with similar problems for the past 5 years. In 2001 I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and in 2002 I was diagnosed with IBS. My IBS caused severe diahrea (?) I was losing so much weight, the doctors I have been seeing thought for sure I had Intestinal lymphoma. Something showed up in the CT scan and my grandmother died of lymphoma and I have already had cancer, so with three strikes against me even I thought it was intestinal lymphoma. I had surgery last Feb where they took out all my bowel and took biopsies which came back negative. Since the surgery I have had the opposite problem. Now I can't go without taking tones of laxatives such as, colase, lactulose, fleet soda and enemas. Right now I am going through what is called a marker test where you swallow 12 pieces of plastic tubes and I have to go to the hospital every day to have xrays to see where the tubes are. I started this on Monday and today is Thursday and I know they are still there because I haven't had a bm since Saturday. I would rather have IBS - d rather than IBS-c. I can't believe how painful constipation can be. And my main problem is getting enough fiber because I have CD I can't eat most fibers. I do eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and I take a lot of metamucil daily. I have been off work since August of 2004 and I can't see me going back unless some miracle happens and they find some kind of drug that will help me. I am going to go to a pain clinic, mainly because I hate taking narcotics for the pain. When I get really bad flare ups the only thing that takes the edge off is morphine. NOt a good thing especially since it causes constipation. Kind of like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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