Hi CatWelcome to Healing Well
I am so glad you found us but not because you have to be here. We have a lot of great members and another regular member who is also 15 so I'm sure you will have a lot in common since her symptoms are similar to yours and she also has to deal with school. I have had IBS since I was 14 and nothing medically brought it on, my analysis is because I was starting high school and in honors, shooting for college etc. I also have anxiety/panic disorder which makes my symptoms that much worse.You may want to do some research, there is so much on the web on what exactly IBS is and what causes it. I understand your frustration about your mum thinking is psychological and that is what many think who don't understand it. Because our blood tests, scans, scopes come up clear; it must be in our head. That is not true. Your mum doesn't understand and thats totally normal. Do some research and show her what you come up with, she'll see that so many people suffer with this.As far as the nausea, there are other anti-nausea medications out there that you may want to try if your current one does not work. Reglan is what my mom takes and she has good results with it. There are others but you have to watch for the drowsiness side effect. You may also want to try a hot water bottle or a heating pad in bed when your pains are bad. I have two, one at work and one at home and it has helped me through some hard times.I know others will be along shortly (weekends are usually slow) to give you some insight and advice.I hope you keep posting.
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 3/26/2006 4:11:11 PM (GMT-7)