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I am desperate for some help and just don't know where to turn. I had been diagnosed with IBS around 2009 but, a couple of years ago, after a colonoscopy the consultant told me I had diverticular disease.
Once a year, usually around March-April (go figure) for at least 5 years I have suffered with an instensely bad 'bout' - severe vomitting, diarrhoea, weakness to the point of passing out, followed by bleeding. The bleeding has got progressively worse each bout I experience - it was originally pink and didn't start until a couple of days in. Now it appears almost instantly. And I'm currently in the middle of experiencing a 2nd bout this year. They are terrifying as the pain, passing out, bleeding - all when on your own - is extremely hard to cope with. And oddly I know when it's going to happen - my mouth goes sort of numb. This isn't gastric fluids as I've watched out for that - I really can't explain why that happens. But 30 minutes after I notice the sensation, the 'bout' offiicially starts. This time I got myself upstairs ready for it to start.
I really need some advice how to cope with this and whether I should push for further action from my doctor/consultant.
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