Regarding what to tell people when they ask. If you tell them you have IBS, don't be surprised if they say they have IBS too. Alot of people have IBS, but most people I know that have it, it is not severe. It does not get in the way of their everyday life. Occassionally when they eat something that doesn't agree with them, they have diarrhea a few times and then it is over. So many people have told me " I have IBS too and all I do is such and such or my doctor gave me such and such and I am fine. So, I have learned when they do that if they don't understand when I briefly explain, then I just leave it alone, because they are not going to understand. Some people are more understanding than others.
I enjoyed your post on 3/26/08 at 3:48am... you are so right and I try not to have guilt, but it is still hard for me sometimes, but I liked what you said about
Also, I try not to take that hyscosamine (levisyn) unless I absolutely have to, because it does may my constipation worse, but sometimes my spasms are so bad and last so long that I almost pass out from the pain, so I take it. It is very constipating for me, but it doesn't have the other bad side effects for me, but maybe it is because I have taken soooo much medicines and pain medicines in the last 4 +years. Medications can have different effects on different people and I agree, tell your doctors how you feel and don't let them push something on you if you are not comfortable with it.
I enjoyed all the posts too.
IBS, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Migraines, GERD: Cymbalta, Fentanyl Patch, Oxycodone, Amitiza, Xanax, Phenergan, Levisyn: Hysterectomy, Lap-Choley.