Hi everyoneI have been suffering with ibs for around 8 months now but think that there is something else going on. I had swine flu for 8 weeks and after that my life has changed dramatically. At first the doctor didn't know what was wrong with me and i was just crying with the nausea, pain dizziness that was a constant from day to day ( it was hell) i could barely walk. Then i researched for myself and found that it could be other things (including ibs) but decided to cut out gluten ( as thought it was coeliacs) then after a week i was completely fine, then for months i was great with a few bouts of constipation here and there and a few dizzy, weird eye sessions but thought i had figured it out. Currently i keep getting ill every week or so and sometimes have unbearable attacks on the toilet (constipation) and then diahorea but in a weird way i can cope with these few and far between episodes, what i can't deal with is the intense nausea, dizziness and feeling like i'm on a rollercoaster, its unbearable and takes days to go.My eyes have been weird ever since too, its such a weird feeling that just travels through your body, hard to explainI just really wanted to know if anyone else suffers like that? plus i get pins and needles in my head and in my arms that dosn't go away for about half an hour. I feel like i'm going crazy and the docs don't do much at all, they think its ibs and to take fibre and thats it from them, then they say its anxiety, i mean it's not like that at all grrrrrrrrrrrrr. anywho ive had my rant but it's nice to share and read all your stories too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
HI PINK FROG I understand how u feeling..i am 34 and was diagonised with IBS and GERD dated 1 year ago...my systoms for acid reflux and IBS attacks is like evey 2 weeks..but i kinda live with it ..but recently , i started feeling discomfort on my abdomen and having nausea feeling and only loose stools for past 2~3 weeks..i being to feel very paranoid...initially, due to the nausea and also slight headache, i though something is wrong with my head..went did a MRI scan and even did a hear t check..all turn out great . Both the nurologist and cardiologist told me i am having some kind of anxiety which leads me to get very very worried and went about doing many unnecessary checks on myself. from there i being to realised my own state of mind and try to cool down myself so it come down to my IBS and acid reflux problem. seen 1 Senior GP and my Gastrologist for the past 2 weeks..was given medication to curb the acid as doc believe its due to acid cauing the stomach cramps discomfort and Nausea..but even after1 week of medication..i am still not very well i understand how u feel...going to see those doc is a horrible feeling esp they do not know whats wrong with u and having to try different drugs and different explanation everytime.. i am sick of it too lately and have also spend quite a bit of $ and seeing urself not having to find out the root cause of the problem sucks! But u know life goes on...pple with gerd and IBS suffer such sickness for a long time..takes long period of time and perhaps much medicaiton to curb or cure it.. so u know i tell myself not to worry too much now..i am not going to DIE from it and i will not have some terminal illness.. one need to be optismitc about urself when u have a physical condition. if not it will worsen your state of mind and physical self. For myself, i am a manager in a sales related industry...going to work with such systoms really sucks esp in our industry, its fast paced and fast response..but u know i have to live with such sickness and still fullfill my job role on daily basis.. we cannot be broken down by these sickness whcih i am confident we can defeat it with proper dietary control, proper medication and lifestyle changes! Relax and think about the good things in life..see a doc, if he is not giving u good advise or meds that will improve ur condition, go see a different doc..my dad whom is 64 years now used to have bad gastritis and gerd when he was in his 30s.. for years , he would suffer with nausea, vomit, stomach discomfort...seen many docs and tried many drugs which never really help him until he met the rite one whom he is still seeing him today for other illness..he has been rid of gastitis way back but do have occassional flare ups but its under control and he is living a good life now.. so cheer up...your life is yours to live!
Thanks solid snake,I have just been ill again with a bad attack that caused a kidney infection (that was fun lol) but thats all cleared up now, been o.k for a week now but had a attack last night of diahrea and can feel my kidneys hurt again, don't know if i have got another infection. I am a full time student but also sell vintage scarves and dresses etc to get extra money, but thankfully for me all my teatment is free (as i live in england). I went back again and was tested for diabetes (which was clear) and am now going to see the specialist soon YAY, so good times. I have really struggled as my first year of uni was taken over by ibs and other symptoms but i got really good grades and need to keep a positive face. Stressed to go back for my second year as seem to be getting worse but perciviering. i know i will never give up my dreams, just need to keep going and i try and keep positive (as i have struggled with othewr illnesses throughout my life) but its hard when i have to add another illness to the list lol, hope everythings o.k with you? xxxxxxx
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