Hi Dee-I have been good, thanks! I am sorry to hear about
your troubles as well. It just plain sucks:( I can relate to your descript
ions. Yesterday I had so much poo come out.....I laugh because they are so LONG! I think my system got cleaned out! I have not had D or loose stools in some time, but yesterday I felt a bit of cramping. I do not throw up, but have felt like that in the past never did though. I never had a stomache, just nasuea and then I would have to run to the pot to try, and pass gas........BAM, watery stools followed by regular....it is just crazy! I am now at the point where I have pellets usually first followed by BIG poo and I also get the skinny twirlies as well. I don't have abdomen pain, but last week I had a ache on my left side under my rib-which I related it to my intestines. The only medication I take is Nexium. I am no longer taking Zelnorm, but at times I think about
taking it due to being constipated. I also drink lots of water, but that still doesn't help....I wonder if I have a malabsorption issue? I just bought a book at Barnes & Noble last Sunday which I can't remember the full name, but it is a IBS book and has wonderful information! I am at the Fiber Chapter which I neglect myself with, but if I take a fiber supplement then I am gassy, bloated and feel like crap. I did find Benefiber does not do this too me, but I was only taking a minimal dose. I am not good about
remembering to add it to my cereal or drinks. I know Fiber is very important for everyone and more so with us IBS'ers.
If you are interested, I will post you the name of the book?
I hope you get some answers! I am sick of going to my GI doc and him telling me it is IBS! I will not let him do a Colonoscopy due to it being an invasive test (for me) with having a bleeding disorder. It is just crazy how this disorder is one day you are going normal, the next day D or Constipation then for months you are ok, then bam...on to several months of Constipation or D..........
DX:Glanzmanns Thrombasthenia(bleeding disorder)"GT" Type 1 as an infant, IBS 2004 with no testing done.