I am new to the forum, but have been an IBS sufferer for years. It seems to be getting worse, and I'm not sure how much more of this I can take. Like all of you, I run to the bathroom, even when there is nothing else to come out....the feelings of spasms, pushing when there is nothing to push, crying for God to please make it stop, if only for a little while. I am on all of the normal meds......the powder, the donnatol, the bentyl, the clidinium, among many others...iron pills, etc. To many to list.
Here is my question for all of the other sufferers....after a day of havoc on my body with the straining, the spasms, the pushing, the crying and pleading..my body hurts, and it hurts all over. It feels like I can't even walk most of the time, the horrendous pain in my lower back, through my buttocks area and down my upper legs. I feel like I am 80 years old and should be using a walker...and I'm only 35. I suffered a serious bout of going to the bathroom yesterday 11 times, I rarely eat so there wasn't much to come out, I actually only got anything out the first 2 times and after that it was just the urgency to go, the spasms..the praying and pleading and crying to make it stop. The other 9 trips to the bathroom resulted in nothing really coming out although my body wouldn't realize I had nothing else in me which causes my body some serious side effects.
Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (i'm begging here...literally begging...I would be on my knee's but I don't think i would have the strength to get back up) give me some advice on how to deal with the general weakness and pain after having diarrhea episodes.
Does anyone else suffer from the entire body aches and pains associated with diarrhea episodes and how do you cope with it? I seriously feel like I just ran a marathon yesterday...and all I did was sit in my bathroom.
Today I can hardly walk, my legs ache and throb and are weak, my buttocks area feels like someone shoved a knife in my intestines all day long and just twisted the knife around, my lower back is aching and throbbing, my body is stiff beyond compare.