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I was diagnosed with chronic constipation when i was 12 and went through many phases of different medications wo try and keep me regular. only when i was 17 was i diagnosed with IBS. it has been a constant battle with different GP's to try and say to them nothing you tell me to do works. I am now 22, tried so many perscription laxitives painkillers and fibre drinks im almost at my wits end. i took things into my own hands as i felt as if i wasnt being properly listened to at me gp. all they would say is "eat more fibre" "drink more Water" i even went to a dietician and gave up when she said " i dont understand why if your doing all this nothings working?" so i gave up. if you dont feel like anyone takes you seriously why bother trying to listen?
i started a new diet where i ate the same breakfast lunch and dinner every day. i had yoghurt with fruit in the morning, 2 ryvita crackers with peanut butter with a handful of cherry tomatoes and a basic side salad for tea. this went hand in hand with 3km runs 5 days a week. i did this for about 3 months and lost weight felt great and was beaming.
This was 3 weeks ago. ever since then ive been battling with small attacks and when i have an attack i cant run. i know when an attack comes on because i feel bloated, i get a shooting pain that comes and gos down my right arm, i feel so constipated that i feel is if im more than ready to go to the toilet, but nothing moves. its as if i have a blockage. this will last a few days until i cant deal with it- i limit what i eat and drink mountains of water and do as much squats and my cramps in my stomach let me.
2 days ago i went to the pharmacy and got ducolax to try and ease my discomfort. yesterday was absolutey horrible. from one extreme to the other and i was never off the toilet with horrible cramps and a stomach in knotts. feeling sick and having sweats. i was taking peppermint oil tea, ibuprofen and had my hotwater bottle all day.
had a bath last night and started to feel a bit better. now this morning ive had to phone into work sick again. i worry they dont actually understand how bad an ibs attack can be. my insides burn/ sting/ under my ribs up my back up my sides- which lets me know its not my stomach that is affected by my ibs. i feel nauseaus im so tired after sleeping all night i have a headache.
i just dont know what to do. does this happen to anyone else? is there anything anyone knows i can do to make myself better today as im starting to worry about my job but not only that my sanity and own health. what am i doing wrong?
what i wanted from my doctor / dietician was- do this. not " you have ibs, deal with it"
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