This is my first time talking to people who may actually understand what I go threw. My doctors don't even understand. I am A 29 year old women in the military and have hade IBS since I was 18. I find that some days are better than others but have not had any real breaks in the pain and suffering. Not sure what if you experience the same symptoms but. I tend to know when an episode (as I call it) comes on because I start to get a slight pain in my stomach are that begins to increase and get more intense, the pain gets so bad that my hands start to sweat and I know that if I don't get to a restroom soon I will probably have a accident in my pants. I used to get so upset about going in public places because of the gas that is realised with the strong flowing diarrhoea. I really hate this disorder and have just been trying to keep a joking demeanour about it all.
I have not had my Gaul bladder checked I did have a GI done ware they will you with an acidy drink and bloat your stomach out so they can check for ulcers and such. They also did a test ware they go up the bum with a balloon and check for I have no Idea what except it was very uncomfortable. How ever this was quite a few years ago and have had no test lately. I try to keep track of what I eat so I can figure out what it is that causes it. However, every time I think I have it I try the stuff again and nothing will happen. For instance apple juice or any thing acidic some times sends me running and other times nothing. I think I have gotten to the point ware I have given up, but believe that is probly not the right thing to do. I am afraid that by me ignoring how I feel that someday it will be something really bad. I don't know sometimes I feel like I am paranoid as I always think something worse is bond to happen. The doctor did prescribe me meds a while back however I don't remember the name and didn't take them how I should have. Being in the military makes it very difficult to take care of your self the right way. For instance I am off to IRAQ on the third and have just gotten back home from a 10day training class in the states. Before that I was in New Jersey for 45 days of intense training with long hours. The funny thing with all that is I didn't have many episodes and I think the MRE's (meals ready to eat) clogged me up. This weekend how ever my stomach has been playing up and I feel bloated and uncomfortable that I didn't eat much during the day but was hungry as anything at night time. Not sure what to do as I have no time to see the doc so if you can think of anything that may help with my situation I would greatly appreciate it... Also pleas forgive spelling as hooked on phonics didn't work for me..
|P.S I am going to try some of things you have both sugjested and will try to keep intouch to let you know if any have worked. It's not easy keeping intouch whiel being over there.