Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive Health Support Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just want to let out some frustrations. I am ususlly a very up beat person but I am so down right now I don't know what to do. I am a believer in God and Jesus Christ and that helps but right now I am just down in the dumps! I am tired of hurting and tired of having to be careful with everything I eat. I am just sick of it. I want to enjoy the life God has given to me and not be afraid all the time. I am tired of my friend having to put up with what I can and cannot eat. I am lucky all my friends are caring and considerate about me, but why should they have to. I am 24 years old and I am told I am in the prime of my life, I can't enjoy it it hate it! This whole week I have either had an VERY, VERY upset stomach on the verge of hurting or just coming out and hurting. The pain gets so bad that sometimes I want to die and live in heaven with God(don't worry I would never do anything drastic) but I do sometime wish I could just get a new body and GOd can give that with the heavenly bodies that does not know pain! I am really sorry if I brought any of you down it is not my intention at all I just want to vent! I am sure I will be myself once the pain and upset leaves! I pray it will be soon! Thanks for listening me and all the support this site has given to me! You guys are a life saver to me! Thanks!
MRW
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
MRW,I am so sorry that you are feeling bad right now. I don't know what to say to make things any better for you except that I care. Also, I don't know about you, but holidays can get a lot of people down if they are not feeling well. It just seems that everyone is having a wonderful time and you should be also. Keep your faith and in time things can be better.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I know just what you are talking about.I hurt for several years off and on untilI found a great Doc! He put me on Paxil &Prevacid. But the best thing that has helpedme is Caltrate Plus! Miracle Medicine!!I hurt so bad at times that I really didn'tthink I could go on. But I have a very lovingfamily that really kept me focused on beingpositive and believing that this would not last forever.Now I feel better than I havefelt in a very long time. Also our daughterjust made us Grandparents of a beautifulbaby girl named Sierra. There is always something good in our lives that make life wellworth living. I promise it will get better!!Keep the Faith! Barb Williams Garland Texas------------------
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,194 Posts
MRW - sorry to hear you are feeling so down. Also. I've had a bad day too. Yesterday I was out having coffee and then went to Zellers to buy something and as I was standing in the check-out line, BOOM! Whammo! Filled my pants right there. No warning. Not really. The day before I had been feeling sort of crummy and also yesterday when I woke up. But I had been doing so well on the Caltrate for about a month that this took me by total surprise. Even though I had a loose BM before I went out. It is discouraging to say the least, this IBS. So, today I was supposed to go out of town with my husband on our motorcycle with friends, decided to stay home just in case, sulking the whole time, and then I was just fine. Makes me mad!!! Really mad!! I know just how you feel! Now I've vented too. Misery has company! Lets hope for better days... k???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
773 Posts
MRW: Unfortunately, frutration is the biggest symptom of IBS. It's very difficult (not to mention stressful) having this condition. Take me, for example. I've been in remission for a year (a bit of C, LOTS of gas, some bloating, but nothing much other than that), then my BF gets in a car accident that nearly kills him (he drove off a bridge and hung vertically over 100 feet onto pavement). He lives alone, so I have to stay with him for a week to check for signs of brain damage (waking him up every few hours and stuff like that). Well, there goes my year of remission! Also, I just started working again (after 2 1/2 years of sitting at home), and I CAN'T loose this job. What do I do? Cry NON STOP! OH! I almost forgot to mention that my roommate just walked out on me too, so now I have $1000.00 of bills every month to pay by myself. It's really hard, and we're both lucky to have found this site. There is SO much support here (as you know). My only advise is do your best to stay strong. There are rough times, and they do pass. Do you know how to meditate? It is said that 4 am is the best time to so it (no distractions). Try getting up a little early (or even right before bed), make a cup of tea, and comfort yourself. The only thing that keeps me going is comfort. For me it's tea, a heating pad, and a good movie. If you need to talk, feel free to e-mail me. We're all here to help. I know what you're going through (I've been through a LOT in the last 2 months... Trust me on that one), and I'm a great listner. Hope things perk up for you soon... Take care in the meantime... Keep shining.Spirit.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hi MRWI am sorry to hear you aren't feeling too hot. Neither am I. I have had a bad week, and have been sick for most of it. You aren't alone. It's nice to know others like yourself and everyone here is able to talk about such a crappy (pardon the pun) topic. LOL.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hey everyone, glad to find I'm not alone. I find great comfort in God's word and prayer and meditation, but nevertheless, the pain is there everyday. I"d love to have that new body too!!! I wish everyone a speedy recovery, I pray for everyone daily who suffers with me.. God bless you all, cast your burdens and anxiety on him, for he cares!!!!Breck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
779 Posts
MRW, I thougt this picture would cheer you up, hope it works because this is a picture of my real dog. Sorry the picture I had chosen did not come up right. But I know you'll like this one.
P.S. I know how you feel, I have been down in the dumps over this whole food thing this week.[This message has been edited by silver (edited 05-31-99).]
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
If I get nothing else in Heaven but a new body with no pain, that will be good enough for me! Hang in there! I know exactly what you mean!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
You know right now I think this is the best I have found in the universe. I love to hear the comments everyone makes & I love to see the compassion!!!I am not deeply religious but, very spiritual & I think we can handle what we have been dealt, Karma? But it sure is a bum trip. Meditation, tea, good books, my cats & dog--the good health I can have; learning to watch the trees move, learning to love the things I hate--even the d. Being thankful for this bb are the best medicine for me. (I have 2 beautiful daughters & a good, good husband...but the above is what allow me to love them & to be a better mom & wife)The pain is God-awful. I have layed on the floor asking to be released (to go anywhere out of the body)--and eventually I am brought back to a pain free persona.I always remember when I am down (often) that the only place to go is up.Silver I love the spaniel. Used to have one & it made me smile. thnks
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
When I first got IBS, it hung in pretty constantly for five years, through my early 20s. (Like you, I felt like I was being held back from enjoying all that was around me.)It took dedication I didn't think I had in me to keep trying for answers, which turned out for me to be relaxation exercises, dietary changes, and a small dose of a tricyclic antidepressant. For years after, I was afraid "it" would come back full force whenever I had a bad day or two of symptoms (primarily pain in the right upper quadrant, following bowel movements). And I have had relapses, but nothing so horrible as those first five years.All I can say is keep trying, keep reading, don't give up. There may be no cure yet, but there are ways to control the condition. The GP I have been with for the last 15 years has been very supportive, better than any specialist, although I must say he is quick to relate IBS to mood disorders (and I am still not sure that depression causes IBS, rather than the other way around) and to try to treat everything with antidepressants. Lately, I have been using a rather simple medication for bouts of intestinal pain, Empracet. And I have been reminding myself that I have it in me to feel better, I have got this under control more than once in the past.It is wonderful that a resource such as this Bulletin Board exists. There are real friends here -- is that compassionate quality common to all those with IBS, I wonder?There was no support like this 20 years ago -- and the doctors obviously had no better answers then than now!So keep reaching out and you will see better days ahead.Flamingo
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Come to the chatroom tonight. You're not alone, as you can see by all of these people above who have also poured out their hearts. Let's stand together. xoxo
 
1 - 12 of 12 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