IBS with Diarrhea and Constipation
I was diagnosed back in 2003 with Ulcerative Colitis. A year later although I still had Colitis, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I also suffer from Gastritis and Diverticulosis. My IBS started with frequent diarrhea. I always had the urgency to go. I went to the bathroom as many as 8 times in one day. I spend 6 months like that. I would starve myself not to get sick during work or school hours. For the last two years I've been having a lot of constipation with diarrhea. I get really sick. I start sweating, my pressure drops, my body becomes weak, I get nauseas and pass out. I get very depressed because I feel that this unable me from doing my daily activities. I tend to look very sickly and people often think I am dieting not knowing my condition. I feel frustrated as I have tried many different medications and side effects are worse than the condition. I decided to find a support group because I need to be able to talk to other individuals who are going through the same thing I am. I know it will not solve my medical issues but it will provide me with support. In advance, I appreciate all the help you can provide.