Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:15 PM
My IBS seems to have changed from C to alternating. I believe this is how it was when I was a teenager. I don't know what finally made it resolve back then. Anyway, I am having D sometimes now and it is very distressing. I also experience nausea, and having emetophobia makes that feel even more horrible. I can't predict when I will have the D, so it makes planning life impossible. It is also causing problems with being able to go to work. It is becoming debilitating. The anxiety that comes with it (causes it?) contributes to the feelings of no control. I do not want my life to go back to the way it was when I was younger, when I couldn't work or function. Does anyone have suggestions for how to help myself? I have zofran for the nausea and ativan for the anxiety. I drink peppermint tea. I am in therapy but have had to stop for a while because I can't afford it. I just went back to work after being out for a month. I am planning to try lactase enzyme with meals. This is what my doctor at the time prescribed when I was a teenager. Probiotics have made my symptoms worse in the past, but I am going to try again since I will be taking antibiotics shortly for a mild sinus infection. I can't live like this and the constant worry about being sble to work and the monitoring of my bodily symptoms is very tiring.
Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:36 PM
Hi my friend
I really like your user name. I understand what a tough time you are having. I can relate, like we all can on here and everywhere else in the world who has this terrible disorder.
Did you know that IBS is the second leading cause of absenteeism from work in the US right behind the common cold? And on top of that, we have symptoms.
So, I'm going to ask you to be open minded here, but what I have found to help my IBS and anxiety issues - and yes, they go together hand in hand (check this out: http://www.aboutibs....o-to-ibs/stress)
...is Cannabis. Specifically, Concentrated Cannabis Oil. Or, it is also called Medical Marijuana. The science behind it is real (http://www.safeacces...sorders_booklet)
The testimonials are real (http://www.420magazi...l-syndrome.html)
How you make it and how you take it can be found here:
You're on the right path. Keep seeking solutions. You will have to make hard choices, but I know you are used to that by now. Best of luck and success.
And let me know if you have any more questions!