Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive Health Support Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I really hate that anyone else goes through what I do but I thought i was all alone. Its an unbelievalbe that other people can understand what I am going through. The pain is horrible. There are days when I feel like I need to move my desk to the Ladies room. And the fear when I am in a quiet room (gas) is very stressful. I have delt with this for 10 years but didn't go for treatment untill 5 years ago. I never realized it was such a common problem. I would love to be normal for one week. To go out and eat and now plan to be around a bathroom 30 minutes later. The bentyl really helps me and I also take Lactose pills. They help some to but there are times when nothing is going to stop it. The big bomb!!!! God Bless you all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,427 Posts
ms.ellisI know just what you are feeling. You need to try taking the caltrate plus calcium supplement in the white and purple box. Take one with each meal and you will feel relief from the first day. It is pretty amazing. If I can answer your questions email me. LNAPE###AOL.COMAlso check out the ibsgroup.org borad for lots of info on calcium and how it is helping. Check the post your calcium story I would like to hear.Linda
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Hi, Ms.ellis! I know JUST what you are talking about. The bathroom where I work is right near all the offices and has about an inch space under the door - hence it's like ALL of our desks are in the ladies room! Since having my gallbladder out, I've been having problems with cramping and D, and have been in the embarrassing situation of not only being noisy in there, but also smelly (I went out and bought a can of Glade Vanilla for just such problems). I am a private person, so this has caused me no little anxiety, I can tell you! Plus, I went out to dinner with friends on Sunday and had to leave in a hurry. Luckily I managed to hold it off til the end, but what a rush to get home. (I made it - whew!)I've tried calcium before, but have stopped taking it. I'm going out today to buy some Caltrate to try. It IS nice knowing you're not alone, isn't it? (Too bad we don't all work together - what a laugh we'd have over this!).Kathy
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
thanks for all the reply's. the information out there is overwhelming. i will try the purple box. i mostly have the d. like one othere person said, i can handle the c but i know i will pay in a couple of days. i really try not to take the imodium unless i have to but if you have any kind of social life you have to. i also read the other day that for some reason, it can also cause difficulty in swallowing. i always thought that was my allergies. and bad breath too. (guess if it can't get out one end, it will go the other way). everyone have a nice day.------------------ms.ellis
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Welcome ms. ellis!It is nice to know there are other people out there who know exactly what we put up with! I just recently found this board about 4 weeks ago and it's the first thing I do when I get home from work. Believe me - we all know what you're going through. I wasn't sure I was going to make it home from work today. I spent the last hour of my work day in the bathroom!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hi Ms. Ellis. You are not alone. Isn't it wonderful? I just found this place last night and feel better hearing from everyone. I have no wisdom to pass on as I'm new to this. Just wanted to let you know that we're out here!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hi ms. ellis,Welcome to the BB. I hope you find a lot of answers here and a lot of support. It sounds as though you are on the right track.Good luck.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top