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.
33yo wife and mum
Diagnosed with proctitis '05 currently on asacol 800mg x2 daily and pentasa (or butt pills)
Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet 10, July 2010
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning... Ps 30:5