IBS-D never goes away??

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shelly1979
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/10/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
Does IBS-D ever go away????  I am thinking that there isn't an end in sight.  I can't go like this forever.  I am nauscious, feel grose, I'm irritable, I want to cry a lot because this makes me so sad.  almost 4 straight months now I've had diarrhea / loose stols.  It has damaged my self-esteem and everything else.  I just need it to stopI've had every test imaginable and all show nothing, yet my health seems bad and I look awful. 
 
Any advice??

IBS sufferer
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   Posted 7/10/2006 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, I know what you mean. I hate the thought of this never ending. I am in the process of trying to move on and do the best I can until they come up with a solution.  I have started forcing myself to go out and be social and it is a lot of work. I have to prepare days in advance of what Im going to eat so I do not have an attack out at a bar. (How embarrassing that would be to be trying to pick someone up and having to run to the bathroom- or even worse, you pick someone up and take them home or you go to their home and have an attack then- Ugh!)
 
I understand your feelings. I was to that point but I had to force myself to get past it. I have started a new friendship that will hopefully grow, but I am not ready to discuss any GI issues with him.  I don't want to scare him off because honestly it would scare me away.
 
I said on here repeatedly, I don't understand why there isn't a pill to cure this because it is not not like a cold or virus which mutates making it hard to come up with a cure. They should be able to develop a pill or a series of pills that knocks out the symptoms.  When will we get the cure!!??

shelly1979
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/10/2006 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an attack everyday.  It doesn't matter what I eat.  It's sthe same thing everyday.  i always worry that the Doctors hasn't found what is really causing it and it isn't really IBS with diarrhea.  I NEED to truct what the Doctors say.  I just hate feeling like this and being this way. I was FINE until mid-March...then BAM, I have IBS-D?  It's hard to believe that.  I jsut want my life back.

IBS sufferer
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   Posted 7/10/2006 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand and it happened to me the same way. I was fine until one day on vacation in New York. I had an attack in the middle of the SoHo district and I had to track down a taxi to go back to the hotel. (Bathrooms are very hard to find in NY). From that point on, I've had problems. I don't understand how it can just happen one day and never stop. I have started to learn how to control it at least at little.

crazygut
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   Posted 7/10/2006 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Shelley, it is amazing how similiar our experiences are!  My attack happened last year in June (I can still remember the date, what I ate that day, the day before, how I felt, EVERYTHING!!).  I honestly thought I had food poisoining because of how often I was going to the bathroom.  But all tests came back negative for food poisoning, bacteria, etc.  So, I was stuck with no answers.  I lost my insurance shortly after having this happen and just recently got new insurance and am finally going to a specialist the end of this month. 

I cant believe how much my self esteem has gone down.  I don't want to go do anything anymore.  I just want to stay home and lay in bed!  I was married for a short time before I had that first attack and it was so saddening for me to know what I was putting my new husband through.  It has put a damper on our marriage, but luckily he understands as much as he can.  We used to go out all the time and now we never do.  I have become a boring home body! 

I hope that one day they find a cure for all of us!!!  I pray that all the time!  Or just to wake up the next morning and be back to my normal self!!!!!!! 

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