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I'm 15 years old and I belive I have IBS. I had the symptoms this time last year, but my doctor thought it was Acid Reflux. I missed a week of school and one of those days I was in the emergency room from 7 that morning until 5 in the afternoon and still no help. It's so painful, I break down into tears and it hurts just to stand up and walk around. It went away for a while and has just come back and last night I woke up every 3 hours feeliing like I needed to use the bathroom, but I didn't. Then I wasn't able to go back to sleep and being a growing teenager I need that sleep, but it doesn't come. The only way I know how to make myself feel better is to sit in awkward positions, and that isn't always an option. None of my friends or family members have had IBS, and they don't understand the pain. How can I cope with this?????Kelly
 

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hi kelly, well i will tell you this much...stress will make the pain worse so as hard as it is and trust me i know its hard try not to stress out or think about it....im a sufferer of ibs for three years now and its no fun!!!! it started out as a feeling like someone pumched me in the tomach really hard. ibs does not have to run in your family for you to get it....trust me nobody in my family has it but i do. im 29 yrs old 2 kids and feel like im letting them down because im alsways sick and tired. but convince your parents and doctors to do colonoscopys and get you to see a gastroliger. reason i say this is becasue i went to 4 docs before i finally found a good one and now because none of them believed me i turned anorexia which my specialist said is do to ibs....i went from 145 to 107. be strong and demading no matter what they say
 

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hi kelly, well i will tell you this much...stress will make the pain worse so as hard as it is and trust me i know its hard try not to stress out or think about it....im a sufferer of ibs for three years now and its no fun!!!! it started out as a feeling like someone pumched me in the tomach really hard. ibs does not have to run in your family for you to get it....trust me nobody in my family has it but i do. im 29 yrs old 2 kids and feel like im letting them down because im alsways sick and tired. but convince your parents and doctors to do colonoscopys and get you to see a gastroliger. reason i say this is becasue i went to 4 docs before i finally found a good one and now because none of them believed me i turned anorexia which my specialist said is do to ibs....i went from 145 to 107. be strong and demading no matter what they say
 

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Thanks so much, I feel a little better today but with a feeling that I was punched in the stomach. I hope that you feel better as well!
 

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Thanks so much, I feel a little better today but with a feeling that I was punched in the stomach. I hope that you feel better as well!
 

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Hi guys,I have had IBS symptoms since I was a child but they’re much worse since I had a nervous breakdown last year. I've posted in the pain/gas/bloated section about terrible night pains I get. I also have the pain (which is associated with acid reflux) in my chest. This is where the food you eat comes back up with some stomach acid. A bit like when you’re about to vomit. However, it just gurgles up and down and the acid causes the pain. You can use anti-acid tablets/ liquid for this – the neutralise the acid. You can buy them straight from the supermarket or pharmacy.Other pain is right low in the pelvis. It feels very similar to the worse menstrual cramps. I find the pain comes just before needing to rush to the loo. It is common with IBS sufferes to feel like they need the loo, when in fact they don’t. Its very annoying! The pain is where the gas is trapped in the intestine. To move it I walk with a hot water bottle or if it is too painful, I lay with my legs elevated. It hurts so much sometimes that I pass out or vomit. I also rub peppermint oil/mixed with moisturiser onto the area. The rubbing helps move the wind, relax the spasm. It hurts so much, I know and it really drains you, but it will eventually go away. Drinking some warm peppermint tea – slowly- also helps. I have also posted my diet tips in the diet/recipe section of this site. Please have a look; my diet has really helped!I wonder do you eat regularly? It is important to not get too hungry (this causes acid and gas). Also eat slowly and small meals. Large meals get trapped. Also, I find the worse pain is when i exercise without eating...I eat a massive meal after to compensate for my hunger. The important thing is to stay positive. It's very scary, but IBS won’t kill you. You can let the IBS control you, or you can control the IBS! I have felt so much better since having the positive attitude. Find things to do that help you relax, things you enjoy. I find when I am doing my hobby, I don’t notice the IBS. Take plenty of me time! I know it must be hard with children to do take time out, but you need to for their sake too. With daily chores/ work/homework, set yourself small manageable goals, rather than rush to do everything at once. I am like this and then I beat myself up because I’ve made mistakes or not completed everything.Show you family this website. Talk to them about the pain. I used to shout at my parents, but they really don't know what you feel, so be patient with them.I'm happy for you to speak to me in private if you want.Ems (24 yr old)
 

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Hi guys,I have had IBS symptoms since I was a child but they’re much worse since I had a nervous breakdown last year. I've posted in the pain/gas/bloated section about terrible night pains I get. I also have the pain (which is associated with acid reflux) in my chest. This is where the food you eat comes back up with some stomach acid. A bit like when you’re about to vomit. However, it just gurgles up and down and the acid causes the pain. You can use anti-acid tablets/ liquid for this – the neutralise the acid. You can buy them straight from the supermarket or pharmacy.Other pain is right low in the pelvis. It feels very similar to the worse menstrual cramps. I find the pain comes just before needing to rush to the loo. It is common with IBS sufferes to feel like they need the loo, when in fact they don’t. Its very annoying! The pain is where the gas is trapped in the intestine. To move it I walk with a hot water bottle or if it is too painful, I lay with my legs elevated. It hurts so much sometimes that I pass out or vomit. I also rub peppermint oil/mixed with moisturiser onto the area. The rubbing helps move the wind, relax the spasm. It hurts so much, I know and it really drains you, but it will eventually go away. Drinking some warm peppermint tea – slowly- also helps. I have also posted my diet tips in the diet/recipe section of this site. Please have a look; my diet has really helped!I wonder do you eat regularly? It is important to not get too hungry (this causes acid and gas). Also eat slowly and small meals. Large meals get trapped. Also, I find the worse pain is when i exercise without eating...I eat a massive meal after to compensate for my hunger. The important thing is to stay positive. It's very scary, but IBS won’t kill you. You can let the IBS control you, or you can control the IBS! I have felt so much better since having the positive attitude. Find things to do that help you relax, things you enjoy. I find when I am doing my hobby, I don’t notice the IBS. Take plenty of me time! I know it must be hard with children to do take time out, but you need to for their sake too. With daily chores/ work/homework, set yourself small manageable goals, rather than rush to do everything at once. I am like this and then I beat myself up because I’ve made mistakes or not completed everything.Show you family this website. Talk to them about the pain. I used to shout at my parents, but they really don't know what you feel, so be patient with them.I'm happy for you to speak to me in private if you want.Ems (24 yr old)
 
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