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Hello all,This is my first time writing on here but while I was going through the blogs I found some advice that might help. I have yet to try the calcium tablets. It seems that a few of you have found positive results with this, and right about now I could use some positive results.I have been to several doctors and the first three said that I was suffering from depression and thats why I have the diarreha all the time. Then I went to a diffrent doctor who was a specialist and he said that my gallbladder was full of sludge so they decided to take that out thinking that would clear up the problem. Well needless to say it made it ten times worse. I was always running to the bathroom in the middle of class and, my stomach pain would get so bad that a few times my parents had to rush me to the er because I couldnt do anything but curl up and cry. At this point I was going to the bathroom up to 10 times a day and just laying around. My mother made me go to two more doctors who suggested that I go on medication for heart burn (omerprazole), an anxiety medication for the stress (celexa), and a bulcking powder (colestramine). They also said to keep taking immodium as often as needed. Well I went through that stuff like no other and still was going to the bathroom after drinking a whole bottle. Last year a new doctor came to town and claimed that he could treat IBS with a lazer treatment for food allergies. It was very expensive but my parents were desprite to get me better so they made me go. I went through 4 months of lazer treatment and I was good for about 2 months. I could eat anything and I was so happy. I could drink 3 glasses of milk in a day and not worry about running to the bathroom. The most important thing was I could finally be with my friends and not have to think of an excuse to run off as usual (have lost so many friends doing this). So thinking I was cured and healthy I went and had a physical and I checked out as very healthy young adult (on no medication). My next step was to figure out what I wanted to do now since I had always had to leave previous jobs because of my problem. (I can't tell you how many times I would have to walk out because they would have a issue with me always running to the bathroom.) The one thing I always wanted to do was join the army and be a mp. I had started college going into criminal justice but never thought I could finish and be able to do something in the law enforcement because of IBS. So i started the process of joining the army, they had alot of questions about previouse health and such but after three long months of waiting I was cleared to get sworn in. I was so excited, but my health was thinking other wise for me I guess. Two weeks before I was going to swear in it all hit me but it all seemed to be ten times worse. I cried my eyes out because I knew there was nothing I could do, and I wouldnt be able to do what I wanted once again.So here I am once again, sick and back on the 4 diffrent medications I was on earlier. I haven't got to look for a job yet because as soon as I get ready to leave the house it hits me. (mornings are so hard) My friends really don't talk to me any more because they think i'm avoiding them. They just don't understand. So taking the calcium pills is probly the last straw for me. I need to try something and get my life back. You can't do anything in life with out a job, and I feel bad relying on my parents for help still. Well thanks everyone for listening.
 

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I have suffered with this for years and it has also taken away all the things that I really wanted to do and I don't feel that they are an option now. I recently after a year believed that I had found the reason for my diarrhea, I stopped the contraceptive pill and things were better for a whole year. I could eat what I wanted etc... but then at Xmas I got the flu and ever since then it's been back again. I totally sympathise with you as I really want a career working in archaelogy, artifacts etc... and that is my dream. There is no way I could go and train and work somewhere without toilets. I currently have to work in a clothes shop as a shop assistant which to be honest I hate and resent every single day that I have work. It's money but I feel so angry and gutted really that I can't go to university and do what i really want. I worked all through school, A-levels and never mucked around - always worked hard for my future - kind of wish I'd just had a laugh now really. I'm getting older now and in my early 30's and I still can't come to terms with the fact that I've probably missed the boat now. So I do understand how you feel and I am just hoping that somehow I'm going to find the reason and be cured. I still can't quite get my head around that my whole life has been messed up because of this. Hope things get better for you.
 
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