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nst114
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   Posted 3/5/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
so my home bound school is ending wednesday and then next week is spring break and then im supposed to go back to school
 
im soo ready to go back to school and everything but im still not sure if i can make it to school in the morning and be able to stay all day ........im starting to get really nervous and i think about things way too much which sets my stomach off.........i just dont kno what to do ........my mom is making me go back to school after spring break....
 


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   Posted 3/6/2007 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi nst114,

I am so sorry you are struggling with this.  How had you been doing while being schooled at home?  Were you still having issues?  If it had gotten better then maybe your main problem is stress.  You might need to get up extra early to give your body time to relax before rushing off to school.  You might also consider taking calcium before bed, it should help with morning D.  I know you’re young, but have you talked to your doc about anti-anxiety meds?  (sorry if you mentioned this before and I just forgot)

If your issues hadn’t gotten any better with home schooling, then maybe you need to sit your mom down and tell her you’re not ready to leave the house.  OR, you might end up showing her the old fashioned way… having to leave school or go in late because of your problems.  Eventually, when you miss enough class, she will get it.  I know that doesn’t sound so great, but you may not have another option.

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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Most people who have IBS are on a Antidepressant................
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe a lot of people are on anti-depressants, but not most.  Here is an exert from the Cleveland Clinic website:

"A very small group of patients with severe and refractory symptoms see more often at referral centers may be benefit from antidepressant therapy, psychological treatments."

"The chronic use of drugs should be minimized or avoided because of the lifelong nature of the disorder and the lack of convincing therapeutic benefit."

I'm not on anti-depressants, I've just been able to manage my stress and IBS through diet, probiotics, and exercise.
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Lil. If you've improved since being home-schooled, then stress may be very well making you worse, and you should look to ways to control the stress. Maybe a lighter class load? Maybe in-school counseling or tutorting? Maybe private therapy? I don't know if your mom is a pusher--always on you about making good grades, better grades, perfect grades, etc--but if she is, then she may be causing a lot of your stress and she would need to attend counseling with you to learn how to back off. In Japan, land of the grade-obessed mother, they have a high rate of bowel problems, depression and suicide in kids, so parent pressure (including from dads or other relatives) can lead to a lot of problems.

If you're about the same as before, then you probably should continue to stay at home until such time as it gets better or you go to college (college is easier because you can skip class pretty easily and you don't usually have to be there all day, so you can come and go to classes as you need to, then retreat back to your dorm room or bathroom). A lot of colleges now also offer online classes, so you only have to meet for class every now and again, and most of the work you do on your own. In fact, there's one college out in California that's very liberal arts, and students design their own course plans and study on their own, just occasionally seeking advice from their counselor. It takes a lot of drive to stick to such an unstructured course of study, but it allows you to do it at home and it allows you to study a wider range of interests.

If you miss your friends and getting out of the house for school everyday, is there a compromise? Maybe you can go to each class (math, english, science, etc.) once a week and do homeschooling the rest of the time? That way you could get to see your friends a little most days of the week, and get to talk to your teachers, but only have to endure small amounts of time away from home. At the very least, I don't think you should try going back full-time at first, not until you see how your guts are. Can you do half-days, as in just afternoons? That should allow you to quit stressing as much and maybe you'll be able to ease back into a normal school day. Also, the spring seems to be a better time in the school year, because even though there are end-year exams, the weather is getting nice and everyone seems happier and less anxious.

nst114
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Well since I have been going home bound...it has been easier....but now im on Amitiza...and it makes me have diarhea after i take it and for the rest of the time im just like..blah.....i dont wanna go anywhere when im like this or do anything just lay on my bed and watch tv or do something at home....my mom isnt really a pusher but she is always on my back about going to school and if my homeworks done and stuff like that......Even after we went to the doctor and he told her i had IBS she still would get on my case about going to school and one morning i remember her even telling me "Ok you go home and take a s**t and go right back to school!" which of course made me mad I dont think she understands sometimes how hard it is to just get up and go somewhere It takes me atleast an hour so that i can use the restroom and then i can leave even then i might have to leave somewhere early to come home like right now i took the amitiza around 7:30 and i already went to the bathroom once with loose stool and now i have to go again...I think my mom tries to make everything about her too when we went to the gynocologist she would always say how she was getting frustrated....but my homebound teacher said that I could call her as early at 6:30 am the morning i was goin back to school if i just didnt think i could make it........I was just babbling this whole time im not sure what i have been talking about but .thanks for commenting back it means alot to me its like i have a second family .
 


nst114
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
opps im meant gastrologist
 


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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I would definitely talk to your mom about going to the doctor and getting something besides Amitiza if its giving you so much trouble. I take Miralax and I find its much gentler and I don't get D with it and it doesn't cause urgency, at least for me. I have IBS-A so I get both D & C but my symptoms are better controlled now with fiber and my Miralax. I don't know what I would do without those two.
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nst114
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont know what IBS i have ...i think all he said was he was treating it as IBS..wat is IBS-A
 


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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
If you take Amitiza then I'm assuming that you have the constipation type of IBS (IBS-C), then there is the diarrhea type (IBS-D), and then there is the IBS where you alternate between constipation and diarrhea (IBS-A). Don't feel bad about not knowing that, docs don't usually use the acronyms and most people learn it from web forums like this.
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