I've replied to a couple posts here, but last time I did, someone asked to be updated on my condition, so here it is! I'm now dx with IBS. I've gotten a prescription to try out (Levbid, if you have any input, go ahead and share). I'm so relieved that I finally got something new to try out cause heaven knows that I'm tired of missing class because I'm in extreme pain from stomach cramps.
Funny thing is, apparently IBS is fed by anxiety and stress (of course with bad diet and so much more too)! It's just kinda funny that my anxiety feeds my gut problems which feeds into my depression which feeds into my anxiety... Ugh! It's hard to fix the whole person too! But, I'm seeing a counselor, a nutritionist, got my doctors... Now I just need to start religiously keeping a food diary and probably start exercising. Hard to do the exercising part when I'm way to anxious to go to the gym and there's not a lot of space to work out in my dinky apartment. I'll find something though. And no need to throw myself out into the gym to only then have to rush to the restroom from gut problems.
Thanks for asking about me, those who did!
P.S. I really should be studying for a test tomorrow (in college) but I can't stop dwelling on everything (and I mean EVERYTHING). I continually have to rethink everything and try to plan everything out. I feel worried about getting my hopes up or if the pills aren't going to work. I just need to try to toss it aside for right now and study.
Dx with crohn's since Oct '04.
Dx with IBS since June 4, 2008.
Have had symptoms since 2000.
About to see a nutritionist... I need help understanding food! :)