Did your IBS worsen over time or come on suddenly?
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Smoking caused mine in what must have been a slow buildup of inflammation. It began one day with my morning cigarette and continued for 10 long years. Over that period of time my always problematic indigestion became chronic and constant with reflux added for additional worries. Then , over the last years, I lost so much control that I often couldn't make it to the toilet in the next room of my house, when working from home became my only viable option. It started bad and just got worse.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:54 AM
For me, my IBS(esp food intolerance and bloating) suddenly came and it gradually got better over the course of 6 months. In the beginning it was really bad and I could barely eat anything. The only thing I could eat was soft, bland foods like white rice. I couldn't even eat IBS safe foods like meat. But now I can eat almost anything as long as it's the right kind of food(IBS safe).
Before I had the symptom of IBS, I drank this 1 year old opened bottle of red wine(between 30ml - 70ml) which for some reason gave me an intense upper abdominal burning pain for almost 10 minutes. Within 3 days out of the blue, I started getting severe food intolerance and mild constipation/slow transit. My feces suddenly became small and round which forced me to strain in the toilet. It makes sense to blame my IBS/Slow Transit in red wine but I also vomited from food poisoning and had a Panic attack 2 months prior to that so I don't know what the root cause of my IBS was.
But anyway, I went to the doctor for help but they didn't take my symptoms seriously and only prescribed me Buscopan for the pain.
After 2 months of doctors not doing anything for my constipation, I developed Rectal Prolapse and Impacted Colon. And I started getting new symptoms such as tenesmus(need to defecate), mucous and more constipation due to Rectal prolapse.
So to sum it up, I suddenly got IBS-C which thankfully got better over time. But I also developed a new condition(rectal prolapse) because of IBS-C. I was later treated for Gastritis which further reduced my intolerance to food. But now the only way to fix my prolapse is through surgery.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:34 AM
I think I've had mild IBS for some time, probably years - needing to go to the loo after a meal, cramps, wind etc. - but I ignored it and thought it was just me. Then last September, out of the blue, I began with urgency and terrible wind which was so bad it reduced my appetite. I felt very ill. It's taken four months of various tests for my GP to decide that it is, indeed, IBS. I'm in my sixties, so I was very worried that it was something more serious. I suppose the anxiety about that didn't help matters. Now things have settled down somewhat and I'm feeling much better, thank goodness. I presume that I had a flare-up, so am hoping that the medication and probiotics keep another flareup like that at bay. By the way, I, too, had my gallbladder removed four years ago, but I think I had mild digestive problems before this.