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I'm having such a bad time at the minute. I have suffered with ibs for some years. Usually diarrhoea. It lasts a few days or weeks then goes. This time I've had diarrhoea for 2 months on a daily basis. It started off just once a day and now it can be up to 6 times! I had a very stressful event in October last year so my anxiety has been awful since. I was getting tummy pains all over and cramps but then I had an awful pain in my right said and when that eased the pain did too. My main concern is the colour of my stools. They are mainly yellow or lighter brown. I do have some normal looking stools. I can have a brown stool with yellow liquid!! I've had to start taking immodium which helps for a couple of days. I then get constipated but the diarrhoea then returns. I'm so focused on checking the colour I fear going the loo! Sometimes the water looks like it has a oily film. I've had undigested food too. My GP said its all my anxiety and it's just the food going quickly through my body. I understand that but I've never had this before. I'm constantly bloated and full of wind. Some stools have been awful smelling. I have no pain or cramps now when needing the loo. It just feels like i need to pass wind but its then watery diarrhoea. I did initially put it down to my anxiety as it was always happening when I woke. I would wake up fine then withing a minute my tummy would start gurgling and churning then I was off to the loo! It's progressed to the point I'll be fine cooking the dinner and then have to rush to the loo. I feel stuck in the vicious cycle of anxiety. I am so fixated with something being wrong with my pancreas I can't think straight. I tested my blood sugar on Thursday as I felt shaky before my tea and it was a little higher than normal so that totally freaked me out. I have ran out of strips so can't test until they come but I'm already stressing about that. My GP is fed up of me. I've only had a stool test to test for bacteria. I had a blood test a month or so ago and all was fine. I have suffered with reflux for years. I'm on tablets and they don't seem to be working but my GP said it's the anxiety. I do get pains under my ribs at times but not constant. Nausea comes and goes. I just can't get over the colour of my stools. Everything I Google it comes back to the pancreas. I've just started a food diary to see if certain foods set it off. I usually suffer with constipation and god I miss it. I feel so drained going the toilet so much. I can have a normal bowel movement then a yellow one 5 minutes later!? How does that work. Any feed back would be highly appreciated. Feel like I'm going mad!
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