Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:37 PM
I've suffered from IBS-D for years, but pretty manageable. In February I suffered from a low grade fever for 9 days. The doctor said it's just an infection not to worry (but I always worry). It finally went away but then I had an IBS flare up that has not ended. I recently (April) began acupuncture and taking chinese supplements which has helped tremendously. However, I still am really affected in the mornings. I have diarrhea 2-3x in the morning. I can't even begin to function before 9am. It makes it really hard on the family because "mommy is not feeling well". I rely on my supplements so much that I have a ritual every morning and if I don't do one thing it sends my system into a spin. IBS affects my sex drive. I have a low libido. Has been like this for years. My husband is midly supportive. When I say I don't feel well he says" you always don't feel well". He complains about our lack of sex but I just can't muster up the "umph" to get in gear. The stress and anxiety trigger the IBS symptoms so it's just a cycle. How do you guys do it? I feel so alone, and I'm sad most of the day. I do see a therapist and a hypnotherapist which helps. The doctor wanted to put me on Zoloft but I didn't take them because a side affect is diarrhea. Geez!!!