I've been having a bad IBS flare for the past week or so. It's been so painful and anything I eat has just made it worse.
So last night it turns out that my tummy problems were actually the nasty thing it does every now and then that usually ends me up in hospital. The reason it was thought I had UC rather than IBS.
Last night was bad.
But I think I'm past the worst now, I just need to recover.
I'm so exhausted though.
I've slept all day, but I needed to.
What happens is that my bowels go insane and empty themselves. Being that I normally have horrible, horrible C, I get D at the top and it forces all the C out. This takes HOURS of agony and fever.
There's usually a ton of blood with it as well, though last night was surprisingly low on the blood content.
Which is a good thing!
I nearly called an ambulance, but I'd only have ended up on the loo for hours at hospital, and my bed was at least within a few steps here. And sure they'd have painkillers, but I have tramadol here, and I knew I had to wait for the D to all come out after the C and it would then quieten down anyway. I couldn't knock myself out during it, god knows what would happen, I'd probably wake up surrounded in.. well... yuckiness because it would still come out.
I'm so fed up of this though.
When it happens it's horrible. I spend hours going between my bed and the toilet in absolute agony and feverish.
This just does not sound like IBS to me.
The rest of my normal, day-to-day symptoms, sure, and my food intolerances.
But the fact that I get this every now and then, it just doesn't seem to fit!
Anyone got any ideas?
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome