My 15 year old has IBS-c he is barely going to pass 9th grade
Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:15 PM
First of all, tell your husband that's most definitely not the case. Make him read up on GI disorders. The last thing your son needs now when he's sick and struggling is disbelief from home. I dealt with that some in the beginning and it was just a huge extra stress that didn't help my physical and psychological wellbeing. Like your son I got sick around the age 15-16. Also, if you don't go to the bottom of your sons health issues now the risk is he'll be in it for the long run, so be thorough and don't accept lousy decisions and explanations from doctors, and don't accept the diagnose IBS too quickly.
What kind of tests has he gone through? Does he have any other symptoms? How does his FODMAP diet look? When did his symptoms start? Does he get better w.o food? Sorry about all the questions, but it's so hard for a forum to help without some basic information.
And would it be possible for him to take some time off and study from home? Would the school allow it? Or maybe he could go part time or something. I think it's important to take this seriously and work out solutions that will help him for now.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:55 PM
Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:40 AM
There are many remedies and there is a lot of trial and error involved. What I am trying right now is SCD+boulardii+glutamine. Note that any of these changes can trigger a "die-off" process in which the symptoms aggravate.