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Not doing so well real depressed

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Hi Well its tough trying to take care of your family and deal with IBS and work. I have 2 young children and a husband and I work a fulltime job. My IBS has been so bad lately and Ive tried lots of medicine and it seems to help a little but its like Im obsessed with it Im scared of t he pain and I think about it all the time. My family doesnt understand how much pain Im in at times. They expect dinner and the laundry done and I just cant move sometimes to do it. My husband gets mad at me because Im not as sexual as I was before. Im so depressed anymore and I dont know what to do I dont want my kids to see there mom depressed I try not but sometimes I just start to cry and I cant stop. I just want to be normal and be able to go to the bathroom normally thats not to much to ask. Just one day I wish I could go without pain. Thanks so much for your support you guys really have helped.
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I agree with Chriseese; if you're working a fulltime job and not feeling well, why is it YOUR sole responsibility to have dinner on the table or the laundry done? I was fortunate in that my husband knew I had IBS when he married me, and I made it clear from the beginning that my ability to work full time and/or be the perfect homemaker just wasn't there. He decided he wanted me anyway! He's not at all good at anything domestic, but is always willing to bring home a takeout meal or order a pizza. He's also totally oblivious to whether the house is clean or dirty. You didn't say how long you've had IBS. It often takes time for spouses to adjust, especially if they're used to you taking on too much responsibility--they get spoiled! There's a really good "brochure" floating around on how to explain IBS to someone who doesn't have it. Does anyone else on the BB know where to access it?
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