Hello! I just found this forum; thank God! I was diagnosed with IBS 20-some years ago. I have had trouble off and on over the years with different foods, etc,just like everybody else. However, in early May, I had an attack like I've never had before and wonder if anybody else symptoms like this.
I have cramping in my upper abdomen, then it kind of moves down to my lower abs in a wave of pain. My upper abdomen is bloated and gassy. After a very bad attack in May, my doc gave me Belladonna for the cramping and it definitely helps. I've been dealing with an attack now since Monday and have taken the meds and it is helping. My main problem now, however, is still a bit of bloating and my stomach is sore inside, if that makes sense! I suppose with all the cramping, it is irritated rather like a pulled muscle? I walked through our backyard last night and my stomach was so painful and tender; it just felt like it was full and bounced with every step. I also notice when I stand and stretch straight up, it is sore and almost feels like it's pulling and is a bit painful then, as well.
Anybody else deal with pain like that? I've never had this particular problem with it, but I suppose it will act differently with each person, as well as differently from attack to attack. Lordy, ain't this fun??