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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/18/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sick of this....nothing helps, I don't know why I even bother to try anything new.  This completely controls my life...and the more I think about it the worse it gets, and the worse it gets the more I think about it.  How are you supposed to reduce your stress when you have absolutely no quality of life left and you just have to sit back and dream what a normal life is like...and no one understands and thinks you're crazy.  I think I am just crazy...but then again if this is all in our heads than why do we need to have a special diet (if there is nothing physically wrong than it shouldn't matter right?).  I'm gonna just call my doctor and ask for some Zoloft...even if it doesn't help the IBS at least maybe I can try to enjoy my life somewhat even if it's from a pill.....I hate sitting back watching everything I enjoy or things that are part of a normal life (exercise, having a job, anything that doesn't include laying in bed in a fetal position).  I'm sorry to rant but I can't take this BS anymore...I wish my GI doc had IBS so I wouldn't have to sit there and listen to her try to help me when she has no idea what this is like.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3269
   Posted 5/18/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs to you!
We understand... IBS is frustrating. It is a viscious cycle with the stress and symptoms. The most important thing is to reduce your anxiety/stress and eat healthy. Stay away from raw veggies and be careful with fruit and dairy.
An antidepressant might be a good idea since they have been known to suppress IBS symptoms. Talk to your doc about it. Tell her you are not satisfied and need help managing your symtoms.
We're always here for you to vent. :-)
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 5/19/2006 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Don't give up hope!  I was Dx with IBS with diarrhea 3 weeks ago. I have had diarrhea/loose stools for 2 months STRAIGHT.  It isn't fun at all!  I TOTALLY understand.  I don't hurt all of the time.  I just get the "urge" to "go" all of the time and I was going 3-8 times a day at first.  Listed to your GI specialist...I know how you feel...I got the"what if's".  What if the Dr. is wrong?  What if I have cancer?  What if I have ulcers in my colon?  ETC., ETC., ETC.  "This diarrhea came out of nowhere and has never let up so SOMETING may be causing this!"

I've had the colonoscopy, upper GI test, small bowel series x-ray, stool cultures, blood tess, etc.  Nothing is found in them, so IBS-D is what they say I have.  All I can do it trust the doctor and do what he tells me to do...have some faith. 

I hope you are feeling better soon.  Immodiom has helped me tremendously.  I only take 1/2 a pill a day.  My GI specialist also put me on Librax.  It is an antispasam and antidepressent pill all in 1...the combo deal for the IBS sufferer! 

Let us know how you are doing!



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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/21/2006 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
You are sooo not alone!! Hi - Im new....I spent my weekend in pain with bloat and diarreah and crying because i am so sick of this! Xanax seems to help me calm down and my bowels calm down as is a quick fix but it's better than nothing.
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