Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:35 PM
SORRY FOR THE LONG STORY: So i've been having a lot of digestion issues since over the Summer and when I first start school i thought it was just because i was switching eating habits and such from the summer but it has been really bad. At the beginning of the year towards the end of August my mom was having me take Metamucil but the only thing it did was prevent me from pooping for a while and gave me stomach pains. When school finally started it was horrible and I had to go the bathroom usually in the morning and afternoon but it was usually diarrhea. My stomach would hurt really bad before this and it'd start spazzing out. That continued for a while but eventually it got worse where i'd have to go before class and after class because my stomach kept making me feel like i had to go even if i got the bathroom and couldn't. At this point I told my doctor at my annual checkup and she had me start taking probiotics which helped for a short time and then stopped working. Right now it has gotten so bad that i have to go the bathroom multiple times in one period because my stomach gets so freaked out that i'm going to poop my pants. I try really hard not to think about it but i can't at all. If i have to go really bad but im at a point in my class where the teacher is talking for a while i get flushed and feel really hot. I also start shaking a bit and it feels extremely difficult to hold in and it's really scary. I've learned somewhat since the beginning of the year that if I go home early the problem stops, so i think it probably has to do with anxiety or something. A couple weeks ago I had a cheer competition about an hour away and fifteen minutes into the trip i started having a panic attack because i had to go and we were in the middle of a highway. The bus ended up having to stop just so i could go the bathroom and i cried a good amount. Overall it was incredibly embarrassing. In the past i couldn't convince my mother to take me to the doctor because she said she had similar problems and knew how to fix it. She mostly thought it was because of how i was eating even though i eat pretty normally. After having to go home before cheering last monday due to horrible stomach pains and me crying, they realized i need to see the doctor asap. I finally have an appointment for tuesday and my mom has put me on a really healthy diet. I have a competition on friday and it's over an hour away and im very scared the bus will have to stop again especially because we eat lunch right before we get on the bus. Hopefully my doctor can help because im tired of having to go the bathroom three times in a period and im scared it will eventually lead to me going in my pants. Does anyone know any ways I can keep myself from freaking out during school?? I've tried incredibly hard to not think about it and i cant do it. Also does anyone have any problems like this?? Im 16 YEARS OLD AND I FEEL TOO YOUNG FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING TO ME. I DIDNT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS IN THE PAST VERY MUCH SO I DONT KNOW WHY IT'S HAPPENING. PLEASE HELP!!
Posted 23 January 2015 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:07 AM
Ps- I think there are apps for iPhones that help you understand panick attacks better and distract you.
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 03:54 AM
For school, if you're going so frequently, I reccomend Pepto-Bismol Chewables and/or Immodium. They have literally saved my behind while I am at school. You go poop, then take them and I have relief until the end of the day most times.
Hope I've helped and good luck!
Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:51 AM
Talk to your teachers and school nurse they will understand.
Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:12 AM
I understand exactly how you feel, I had the same problems. I play volleyball and it got to the point that I had to have a family member drive me to and from games just to be safe. My anxiety and IBS got so bad that I had to switch to homeschooling. The time I did spend in school, I learned that it makes things a lot easier when the teachers are aware of your situation, that way if you have to run out of class you won't get in trouble or have to explain yourself. I know there isn't anything any of us can say to ease your mind, but just don't forget that you're not alone in this.
Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:53 PM