I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! I haven't been on in a while. The end of the semester is always crazy but things are winding down now. So, upon my return to this board, I have a few questions I was hoping you could help me with.
1. I've had IBS symptoms for as long as I can remember but wasn't diagnosed until a few years ago. Things seem to have gotten much worse since giving birth to my daugter 2 years ago. I mentioned this to the Dr. and he told me that pregnancy and delivery both worsen the symptoms of IBS. So now I am wondering if I were to have another child, would the symptoms worsen even further or is it the type of thing that once your body goes through it once, you're over the hump, so to speak? We are considering havinga another child and while I would never allow IBS to take away that joy, I must admit I am a bit nervous about not being able to care for another child because I am constantly sick with this condition! I'm sure this seems silly but I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts!
2. Is there a resource to find who the leading doctors are for IBS in the country. I have been feeling pretty lousy again lately and my dad actually offered to travel with me anywhere in the country if there was a doctor out there who has had great success in treating this. I live in a small town and the doctors around here can tend to be a little antiquated in their methods. Is there any way to find out this info?
And last but not least....
3. I am at the point right now, where I'm kind of throwing my hands up in the air. I've done everything my Dr. has told me to do and I'm still not finding any relief. I was on Zelnorm, it worked for a week and then nothing. I started DA with it which also worked for a week and then I went back to my old ways. I called my Dr . for a Zelnorm refill and he said if it was not working, to discontinue it. He prescribed Miralax daily which had me in the bathroom literally for days. So I stopped that and I had one of my old attacks the other day. I guess the Zelnorm must have been doing something afterall. While I was C for a week at a time. It did releive my cramping and urgency....the other day it was all back...cramps, sweating, chills...I hate that feeling! So, to get to my question (finally) I was wondering if anyone has tried any hollistic methods to treat IBS. I saw an ad for a wellness center that claims they can treat IBS through iradology. I made an appointment but I am skeptical. Has anyone gone this route?
Thanks for listening to me ramble on!