I'm new to this forum so if I'm posting a duplicate I apologize in advance!!!
I was first diagnosed with I.B.S. four years ago and I had the problems
with "D". (I got down to 109lbs, at 5' 3", before they figured it out. The idiot doctors
were acting like I had an eating disorder?!!! )
There's a medication over-the-counter that I found at Wal-mart...and it was the only thing that worked for me. =] It took a few weeks to kick in but after that I felt completely normal. It's called "Digestive Advantage-I.B.S." They're chewable once-a-day tablets.
Well, after I conceived my first son my I.B.S. completely vanished! Or so I thought...
I have a two-year-old and a one-year-old...and now instead of "D" I'm having severe "C".
I tried enemas, diet changes,etc. I even had to go to the E.R. a week ago b/c I was in so much pain. They did an X-ray and said that my intestines were completely full!!! And I'd done in enema 48 hours prior!?!!! =[ I would gladly trade the "C" for "D". At least I'd be losing weight. I actually gained about 5lbs b/c I was so badly constipated. I was prescribed lactulose solution to use "as needed". After a week I felt better. I tried taking Dan Active shots and for three days they worked!!! I thought I'd found a solution! ...but then it started back up. And the Dan Active is making my stomach cramp. Figures...='[ I have sooo many health issues and mental illnesses that I'm afraid to even go to the doctor. They never take me seriously. They act like I'm not a valid patient since I have personality disorders and a chemical imbalance?! What kind of crap is that?! Anybody else deal with this? I assure you no part of this is fun for me. It really inerves me. I get so depressed with always being sick that sometimes I just want to give up. Right now I'm waiting for my new insurance to kick in so I can see a better doctor. ::sighs:: ='[ It seems like all they do anymore is grab their Rx pad and dispense. I have the lower left side pain that is prominent with diverticulitis....but no fever. So that rules that out. Maybe colitis? I'm tired of doing the work for the doctors and then paying them!!!!!!!!!!