This past week was BRUTAL!! The pain started Monday night after supper. It started on my right side and within 30 minutes I was doubled over and feeling like I was going to pass out with the pain. I usually get pain on my right side with IBS and then it goes around to the left side but this time it stayed on my right side. UNTIL, Tuesday afternoon and then it switched over to my left side and it just went down hill from there. I couldn't poop and every time I would get the pain it would come with lots of pressure in my bottom. I would try and I would be doubled over and the sweat was dripping off of me. This went on from Monday night to Thursday. Finally Wed. night I couldn't take the pain anymore and my husband took me out to Emerg. Once there the doctor told me there was nothing to do but go home and eat lots of fiber. I was devastated to know that I had to go home and suffer, exactly what I had been doing since Monday night.
Thursday morning I finally worked up the nerve to eat a bowl of cereal with Pyssllum(not sure how to spell it without getting up and looking at the box) Fiber in it and guess what? It helped, the pain slowed down, I was able to have a bm and it went from bad to better as the day went on.
I still have pain and my bm's are not back to normal for me yet but at least the doubling over pain has gone away and I hope this doesn't happen for a long time again if ever!
How do you deal with a flare up like this? I have gone two years without one this bad, the doctor told us at emerg that my bowels were shrinking and that is why I had so much pain.
I need to find some foods that are high in fiber that won't trigger these episodes as I find that lots of foods set off flares for me.
Thanks so much
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.Thyroid Disease ,RA,IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Acid Reflux,
Taking Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Nexium, Singulair,extra Strength tylenol when needed,and Zytram.