Hey everyone! This is my first time posting on this forum. I have been reading over posts for a couple days now and decided to join. I'm sure you guys get posts like this ALOT...lol...but I just want to know if my symptoms sound like IBS to you or not.
I have not yet been diagnosed by a dr...
Well, for a bout 2 yrs or so...since my 2nd pregnancy, I have been having diarreah. I went to the dr. while I was preg, and they told me it could be the way the baby was sitting on my bowel, etc, etc. But I have a stomachache EVERY DAY!!!!! Sometimes its so bad, I'll be sitting on the toilet, clenched over almost in tears becasue the pain is so bad. I sometimes get dizzy or lightheaded feeling, then...when I am finished making a bowel movement, I am fine again?!?! Now lately, I'd say 2 weeks or so, I have been feeling nauseated alot. Sometimes it hits me in the morning, before I even eat breakfast, but I don't actually vomit. Is nauseas a common sympton of IBS? And no, there is no way I can be pregnant. hehe. My stomach is constantly loudly gurgling and bubbling, and I often get gassy.
Both burping and...well, the other!
Also, I have been suffering from what I think is anxiety the last couple months. I was told that anxiety & IBS are somehow tied together?! Is that true?
For one thing, EVERYTIME I have to go somewhere...anywhere...anytime I leave my house, my stomach turns on me. I'll have my shoes on, ready to go out the door, and I always have to run to the bathroom first. Now..I don't suffer from depression where I don't want to leave my house, or social anxiety or anything like that...but everytime I go to go anywhere...I'm makin' a bathroom break pit stop first. I hate it.
Now, is this normal? Could it maybe be me sub-consicously nervous to go out incase I have to make a bowel movement? Becasue I also will NOT go in a public washroom. My boyfriend thinks maybe that could be part of the reason I always have to go on my way out? Because I DREAD the idea of having to "go" while I am out somewhere?!?
I'm sorry for such a long, rambly post...but...my anxiety has been getting so bad that I am always thinkin' maybe I have something else? I google symtoms and hundreds of different diseases and conditons come up and I think, well it could be....?
Oh and one more thing, lol...fatigue??? I am ALWAYS tired. Is this normal in IBS, or maybe it's my anxiety taking a toll? Uggh....I just need some advice...
PLEASE PLEASE HELLLPPPP!
Advice and comments would be GREATLY appreciated.
I gotta' know I'm not alone here