I feel bad for you too, Ryleigh. It isn't fair, not one bit. How often do you get that kind of pain? Do you have anything you can take for it? Once every 3-4 months or so I'll be hit out of the blue with a monster pain in my upper abdomen that lasts several hours and usually lands me in the ER for IV pain meds. It's unlike anything I've ever felt in my life, not even the ruptured appendix I experienced when I was younger. My nurse practitioner said that even though I have oral pain meds, they may not do the trick and the ER may be the only option for those times. You should definitely tell your doctor about that kind of pain - call him in the middle of the night if you have to, they have an on-call service, surely.
Don't give up. I feel your frustration acutely but I absolutely promise it will get better. IBS should not ruin someone's life. You might think about going to a motility/functional GI disorders clinic - there are several - to get a specialist's opinion.
Hey keriamon, I need you to come to ky & go to doc with me!!!! That's my next step.
Ryleigh, sorry for your pain. Just remember your family needs you. 5yrs ago I was told I had IBS, but no one explained it to me , instead they wanted to put me on anti-depressants, that did not work .I finally got fed up with Doctors acting like I was crazy & stopped going! Well 5yrs have passed with no problems, I thought it was gone, but somewhere in the back of my mind I had this fear! I'm in worse shape than I ever could have imagined. I have pain every day,Ihave not worked for months & I'm putting us in dept! My husband was real sympathetic at first but he's getting tired of it. I try not to let this get me down. The last thing I need is something else to stress over! I do believe my life style has contributed to this . My husband is a truck driver, home only on weekends,sometimes. I have no family around, they are over 400 miles away. his family thinks I just need anti-depressants! It's like I told him I sure do have alot wrong with me to just be on anti-depressants!