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Hey, I will refrain myself from medical advice here as there is definitely many more qualified and knowledgeable people around here, but I just gotta say that I know this feeling very well. I've been there many times and one thing that you certainly cannot do is lose hope. You just can't do it. Hope is everything you have left, hope to finally lead a life that you want to lead. No matter what happens, don't give up. Life is actually pretty pointless, but you have to take pleasure from small things, just do what you like and try to improve yourself over many areas to improve your life. I've been in the same spot after diagnosing my digestion problems and incontinence. I didn't see any point in living, all I saw were those people that are happy are stress free, that don't have problems like I do. You know what, everyone has their own problem, key is to have those minor problems than those big like us, but you can't stop it. You can only try to make your life more enjoyable, there is nothing good about living your life miserably, so no matter what the problems are you have to still try to find some joy in this life. Try doing things that you truly enjoying doing, reward yourself with something that you always wanted to do, but haven't. Set some goals for yourself. Everyone gotta to do this. If this is any consolation, remember that there are still people in this world who have bigger problems and they are still fighting. Obviously you see all those happy people around you that, that don't worry about a thing and lead nice lives, but there are also those who are struggling everyday in their life fighting for something that will make them feel better. I think that no matter what happens, life is still worth living and I'm saying it as a guy who had suicidal thoughts in the past. Try to get the most out of what you can! To be honest since I have ordered discreet equipment from here http://try.hexanow.com/55667788/ I feel much less ashamed about being IT and also under great consultation from doctor I have definitely improved my diarrhea problems.

Good luck!
 

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I can only imagine the struggle you are going through right now. But, remember that every problem has its solution. So, don't give up and always stay positive.

You might want to try to search for things that might help. I'm pretty sure, there are plenty of them online. Or you might want to contact a professional and seek for help.

Don't lose hope! I believe you'll get better.
 

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UPDATE AUG/2020: Bloating Issue Solved after 12 years of suffering: I finally stumbled on to something that puts a serious dent in my severe bloating! Non-prescription digestive enzymes

While searching the keyword "bloating" on Amazon, I discovered that many people had great luck with non-prescription digestive enzymes.

There are many brands available on Amazon and at health/vitamin stores, and they all pretty much contain the same enzymes in different combinations. (Ex. Protease, Peptidase, Lipase, etc.)

I have had good luck with a brand called HUM Flatter Me, available on Amazon.

They are basically the same enzymes that your stomach and pancreas produce normally, and are relatively cheap.

I take them before and immediately after I eat a meal, and they DRASTICALLY reduce my bloating.

My H. Pylori infection may have damaged my stomach's ability to produce these enzymes. I am really disappointed that none of the GI specialists that I visited even suggested this as a possible treatment!

The anti-histamines still help, but not nearly as much as the digestive enzymes.

If nothing is working for you, order these from Amazon or buy a bottle at your local nutrition /vitamin store and give them a try.

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PRIOR RESEARCH: Working treatment - after 10 years of non-stop suffering! Bloating reduced dramatically!

I discovered by complete accident that when I take an over-the-counter antihistamine, fexofenadine (generic Allegra), my intense bloating symptoms decreased dramatically. They are not eliminated, but they are 70-80% reduced, and I can bend over to pick things up and can go up a flight of steps without severe chest pain.

None of the GI specialists I have visited over the past 10 years mentioned this as a treatment option, but there are several academic papers on pub med that discuss this, so it's definitely an up and coming topic.

I am now going to add an additional non-drowsy antihistamine (loratadine) to the fexofenadine to see if it works even better.

Since none of the many antibiotics that I have tried really had this dramatic of a positive effect, I would definitely give the anti-histamaine OTC drugs a try, since they are cheap and very safe.

UPDATE May, 2019: I have added H2 blocker antihistamines Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine) to my regimen, and these have substantially cut down on my bloating. (Both are available as cheap generics.)

I take generic fexofenadine with a glass of water first thing in the morning. I take the tagamet a few hours before eating dinner and take the pepcid immediately after eating. They do not eliminate the bloating, but definitely seem to suppress it.
 

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Young, 26 and have been suffering from IBS since the past 5 years

Lost my job, lost my career, lost everything and sitting at home since the past year.

What is the point in living anymore? Constant pain, bloating, tummy woes and trips to the toilet. Not being able to enjoy anything in life because of the aches and sensations in my bowels. No friends. Just my poor family stuck with me and my $$$$$$ing IBS. What kind of life is this?

I have always been strong and pushed through the issues and ignored them but now I can't even ignore the symptoms. My old parents are more active than I am. I am not able to do anything or eat anything without pain.

Sometimes, I just want to kill myself. I don't want to live anymore. I genuinely don't.

It's painful to not be able to enjoy anything in your youth. Let alone live your old age like this.

I am sorry if this sounds depressing but I needed to get this off my chest

How are you? Don't overthink about it. Everything will be fine as I 've heard that its curable and it can't be treated.
 

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UPDATE: I tried an over the counter amino acid supplement powder and noticed that it dramatically reduced my bloating even further. It also allowed me to have normal bowel movements without needing high-dose laxatives. I'm not sure which of the amino acids is helping, but L-Glutamine is mentioned in the research literature as helping with post h. pylori infection damage, so I'm going to take a higher dose of that specific amino acid to see if it has an even greater effect. (I'm using an amino acid brand called ON (Optimized Nutrition).)

If nothing else has helped you, try it. It's cheap and you don't need a prescription for it.
 

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Hi,
Please don’t give up on life. I am the same age as you and I am a survivor of IBS D. I used to hate life and wanted to give up also. I want to encourage you because there is a way for you to live a life and have ibs in control. I have ibs but I learned to control it and not allow it to destroy my life. Please message me. I would love to talk with you more
 
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