I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago after I started taking Birth Control Pills. Up until then, I had been fine. The pills caused me to have diharrea pretty much every day with horrible cramping. This also started a rash of anxiety and panic attacks. I was petrified all the time that I was going to throw up and couldn't be alone.
I have since stopped taking the pills the IBS did improve. I have pretty much overcome my anxiety thru my faith in the Lord. my loved ones and trying to think rationally. Of course, I still have a moment from time to time.
My IBS however still can be a problem. I have lost ten pds and tried to change my diet a bit, cut our caffeine etc... I have started taking Levsin .125 every day a couple of times a day and for the most part do ok. However, I still have problems. Like today, I had not gone to the bathroom in days and had an awful attack, sweating, diharrea and horrible pain. The attack took hours to finish. I took two Levsin and still had pain. Low back pain as well as cramping. ITs awful, takes your breath away almost. I know my period is coming and that is most likely what it is.
Other times I will get intense pain in my shoulders and an awful headache. The headache almost feels like sinuses. Then shortly there after I will sometimes have an attack. I also suffer from constipation with headaches. I just don't know what to do. I want to get my life back on track so I am not worried about an attack occurring. I want to be normal again and a fully functioning part of society. Help Please. I know some of this can have a lot to do with an extreme amount of stress in my life right now, but unfortunately its not the kind that you can eliminate.