I'm feeling down today. I was doing so well after my diagnosis of the vitamin deficiencies- and taking the vitamins. Then this weekend I had a huge bout of IBS with vomiting. I really suspect high FODMAPs foods now. And I aw my husband's family and they said, "Oh, but I thought you were BETTER now! :(" And that just made me feel like some sort of failure. It is so frustrating to have to talk to people about
it. Especially after MIL mentioned during dinner that her brother's (now deceased) ex-wife "Never complained" about
her illness. Like that was some sort of message to me to not "complain." Which I think to healthy people means never show or mention that you are ill. Plus I read this article in Psychology Today about
chronic illness and the insensitive comments people make and it did not make me feel better to read it. Maybe I shouldn't even post this. Well, maybe someone else is feeling this way too and will not feel alone.
40 yo female
20 years of IBS and GERD
Went off PPIs in Jan 2012
Vitamin D and B12 deficiency diagnosed in 3/2012
Started Gluten Free diet in 4/2012
Started B12 shots in 4/2012
Currently treating SIBO symptoms with Xifaxin/Diflucan.
Off all depression/anxiety meds now that Vitamin D3 is working.
Post Edited (Moongirl) : 8/10/2012 9:22:12 AM (GMT-6)