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LunaMidnight
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/5/2006 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say hi. It's nice finding people I can actually talk to without feeling embarassed and who understand exactly how I feel. Lately this whole thing's been really upsetting me and it's not like I can tell my friends or my boyfriend. I just wish I could be like everyone else. I feel like I'm wasting my life and I'm missing out on all the fun things I could be doing and I'm afraid to move out with my boyfriend, get married, have a job etc. Sorry to whine, but I figured you guys would actually know how I feel.

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/6/2006 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's how you can tell if the BF is a keeper: does he cut a date short if you are sick and doesn't complain about it? Does he show concern when you are sick and asks if he can get you something for it? If so, then don't worry about being sick around him! If he whines when you're sick or doesn't believe you, ditch him.

My fiance and I don't have long conversations about the condition of my stomach, but I don't have a problem telling him that I don't feel good or that I need to lay down or stay home and that it's because I have diarrhea. Now my mother, I'll tell her all the minute details of my bowel movements, but then she's a nurse and used to such things. Funny enough, my future m-i-l has the same problem as me (no gall bladder) and she and I will get talking about it and get fairly graphic, lol. But even my fiance doesn't have a problem telling me he has diarrhea because he knows I'm the queen of gut medicines and I will surely find something to fix him right up, tell him what foods to avoid to see what's causing it, etc.

You can't marry a person you don't have that kind of relationship with. "...In sickness and in health." Mind you, you have to get worked up to talking about it--not something you bring up a lot the first month of dating, but when he gets comfortable enough to fart around you, then you are free to discuss your bowel disorder on equal terms, lol. And I talk about my problem some to my friends. My closest ones are aware that I have stomach problems. Some of them have it too. Stay on this website a while and you'll lose all shame when it comes to talking about bowel function and you won't have nearly so hard a time admiting it to others in person. If they make fun of you or refuse to even sympathize a little, ditch them; they're not your friends anyways.

Lol, you'll find out I'm the cut-and-dry brutal person on the forum. I'm thinking of hiring myself out as muscle to go with people to see their doctors and bully the doctors into testing and treating them. Maybe I'll start the IBS Mafia. "Test her for bacterial overgrowth or I'll break your kneecaps." LOL.

LunaMidnight
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 4/6/2006 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh he is. He's great. Luckily I've gotten alot better in the last 6 months so I don't really have to worry. My friends are great too I have a friend with IBS and she understands.

I don't actually have IBS but I go through alot of the same things as you guys and I've been like this for about 12 years, it would take awhile to explain though but for now I need to keep this short as I'm leaving in a few minutes but if there's any questions you can leave them for me and I'll get back to them soon.

I know he would love me no matter what but I'm so worried about all the stupid little things that could happen to embarass me. Farts and talking about crap are alright there's been a few times we mentioned it before but clogged toilets and pant-crappings aren't something I'd want anyone to really see. :|

Hopefully I can get better before I move out or get married or anything though. I was thinking of trying Zelnorm and that's actually how I found this site. I'm glad I found you guys though, it makes me feel alot better. :)

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/7/2006 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you have such a good support system! :-) I have to do the schpeal because there are some people who are hanging around with some real poo-poo heads (lol).

Go ahead and explain what IBS-like condition you have. We can always do with hearing new things because it just helps us be able to help others down the line who have the same problem. That and we have a lot of people who just read but never post, so there may be others listening who have the same thing as you and feel like they're the only person in the world who has this problem.

Let's talk poo!

Canyonbabe711
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/7/2006 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have diahrea or a combination you do not want Zelnorm. It is for IBS constipation. The first time I took it I had diahrea in a couple hours. The second time I took half and could not get out of bed the next day for hours because the room was spinning everytime I sat up. I don't normally have many reactions from drugs. Let us know what you have that is not IBS but like it.

LunaMidnight
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/7/2006 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have diarrhea. I rarely get it anymore. It''s more like chronic constipation and it's been that way my whole life. No laxative has ever worked properly. They just work enough to get a little out or if it actually does manage to work a little it still takes awhile to get everything out. So everything pretty much builds up for 3-4 weeks until it decides to kind of want to come out on it's own and even then it's really hard. But I've been getting alot better in the last 5 or so months, but there's only so much that has worked and it's not enough and I really just want this to end so I can stop worrying about the future and feel good again.

7Lil
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   Posted 4/8/2006 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc put me on Zelnorm, and I swung back and forth between D & C. I wouldn't go for days and then when I did it would be D. My doc said the Zelnorm would regulate things. It did. While I was on it I only had attacks if I ate something really bad or if I was super stressed out... Not just for no reason (like was happening before).
Luna, are you taking fiber and drinking enough water?
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LunaMidnight
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 4/8/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep. At one point I was drinking 12 glasses a day and I mixed in Benefibre and tried to eat Raisin Bran and other lovely stuff such as that as much as possible and all it did was make it a tiny bit looser and half would be loose but the other half would still be stuck up there and hard as hell. It didn't do much for me.
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