Welcome to HealingWell!
What a horrible experience you had last night, I am so sorry to hear about
it. Don't beat yourself up though because it probably happens to more people than you think. I have not experienced an ER trip due to my IBS... BUT, I had a similar one. about
7 years ago all of a sudden I was experiencing severe abdominal pain. Pain so bad I was doubled over and vommiting. I went to the ER and they had no explanation. After a few hours the pain subsided and left me with soreness - I was then discharged. I was so embarrassed and frustrated that the docs were clueless... How was I going to explain this to my friends and family? Later, my OB/GYN told me it was an ovarian cyst that ruptured. You know, sometimes you can put a humorous spin on it to lighten the mood... "Docs said I will be cured if I fart all night long." Or "I thought it was my husband who was full of hot air, guess it's just me." I know that sounds lame, but sometimes it's not so bad to poke fun at yourself in these situations.
So anyway, what did you eat that gave you such trouble? Seems like apples are high up on the list of foods that give us gas cramps and pain. Raw veggies will do it too. Alcohol, caffeine, and carbonation are know culprits as well. Do you carry around Gas-X or Beano? Both can really help you keep the gas at bay.
How are you controlling your D? Do you take Imodium or probiotics or calcium?
How are you feeling today, still in pain?
I hope you start feeling better about
this situation soon.....
Co-Moderator for the IBS Forum