Posted 1/21/2011 3:53 AM (GMT -6)
In about 2005 I was diagnosed with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). I had the symptoms, bleeding, D, all that fun stuff. So, I take the meds, get rid of those IBD symptoms but I always hit a wall with it where I get so far into remission with meds but cannot get rid of some other symptoms, like bloating when I eat ANYthing, pain when digesting, and stuff like that. Basically eating is just an unpleasant thing for me. So after crying in the dr's office enough times I was finally officially diagnosed with IBS as well. So the ibd I can manage with meds, IBS is a whole other ballgame for me. I cannot manage it or get it under control. I have days when I notice I feel alright, eating doesnt hurt, but most of the time I am in some kind of pain ranging from slight discomfort to absolute agony depending on what I eat.
I started the SCDiet over this past summer after my last colonoscopy but cant manage to stick with it, I miss treats, especially chocolate, TOO much. I am going to try it again, start all over and see how I get on bc the IBS is just starting to get to that point where I cant manage it after having experienced a small amount of relief just before christmas.
Can I just ask what is your experience with IBS? Ive concentrated on the IBD side of things but now Ive got that under reletive control, I need to begin understanding ibs better. I like to hear personal experiences. My gastro issues have taken over where my focus in life is concerned. Im a 33yo wife and mother of 3 awesome kids. I swing from being ok, managing emotionally and getting on with it to being somewhat depressed. I sometimes end up sleeping a lot, being sharp tempered, and its just hard being normal and my normal healthy happy self. Im a pretty outgoing, social sort of person, extroverted by nature. With these gastro issues Ive become antisocial. I hate it when people come around and there are times when (I feel terrible for this one) I dont want to be around my kids. I feel like I hate everything.
Im off to make some chicken soup now. Thanks for reading and 'listening' to me complain about this... I look forward to hearing everyone's responses.