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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 8/7/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
I am a 36 yo female and have had IBS-D for 16 years.  I am not on any meds because nothing seems to help me.  lately I have been beginning to think that I am going crazy.  I have been having a real bad flare up lasting a couple of months.  I have been late for work on several mornings.  Luckily my boss is wonderful and he doesn't say anything. (not sure how long that will last)  I haev tried everything out there....Caltrate D, Heathers stuff, Metimucil, Librax, Asacol, you name it I have tried it.  I don't know what to do anymore. 
I don't go anywhere and when I do HAVE to go somewhere I don't eat anything all day.  You would think I wouldn't be overweight, but I am.  My poor son has little league and soccer and all but I can never go.  My husband is wonderful about this too.
This morning I was in the bathroom 7 times in 1 1/2 hours.  I was late for work again.  I have an hour commute each way.
I also have a major problem with using a public restroom, not because they are dirty or anything like that, it is the embarasment factor that I can't deal with.  Am I  the only one? 
Any advise would help.  I have had 3 or 4 colonoscopies and endoscopies....I think that last timw I had one back in 06 the doc just gave me a diagnoisis just to shut me up.  He said Eosinophillic Colitis.  Which I don't think it is cause I am not allergic to any food if you go by what my allergist said.  I had the blood test done and the skin test and nothing showed up.
I am about ready to give up!

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/8/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
hi don't give up!!! there is still hope i had bowel problems all my life and the docs finally said severe slow transit, i was told in 1994 it was ibs. Last year they removed my large colon and i am starting to feel better, now thankfully. But you should just keep on at your doc, i too tried everything and none worked, ask them to check every possibility, even an endoscope, have they checked your stools???? and what about immodium? sometimes i also think docs don't take you seriously enough. BTW i am going on 29, i had a very long wait, i sure do hope you wont have too much longer before they help you xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1201
   Posted 8/9/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried an elimination diet to see what you may be sensitive to? I cannot tolerate yeast (yeast is a common additive in foods), and too much sugar sends me. If I eat whole, natural foods, instead of processed foods (come in a can or box), I feel so much better. Adding probiotics and fiber supplements have also helped with my symptoms.
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