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I have Aspergers and Social Anxiety and on top of that IBS. My anxiety and depression are made worse by my IBS symptoms. After every meal I experience obvious discomfort, tightness and bloating in my lower abdomen that gives me the slight urge I need to go to the toilet. This feeling makes me much more sensitive to touch (eg. clothes, wind brushing against me) - not a common symptom it seems. I also have flat, broken up stools and incomplete evacuation everytime I use the toilet. When I go out, how productive I am, how much fun I have, how much sleep I get ect. is largely dependant on how my gut feels that day. I've been spending at least a couple of hours a day in front of the computer searching endlessly for causes of, remedies for and people suffering from the same problem I have. I've tried so many things to get relief; fibre suppliments, probiotics, digestive enzymes, L-Glutamine, Movicol, Kefir, stuff the doctor prescribed and all of it has little or no effect. I've had a blood test done for celiac and stool sample for inflammation which were both negative. I've thought about getting a colonoscopy but I have a trip to Europe coming up very soon with family and I'm not sure I'll get to book the appointment in soon enough. I'm very stressed about the trip as I know it's going to be very difficult to enjoy in my state. I'm now starting the low FODMAP diet and praying for results. I've also been going for a daily jog/excercise, despite my discomfort. Honestly though, I'm not expecting any results, I'm nearly ready to give up. My suicidal thoughts are back and I feel like crying. I just want to be able to have normal bowel function, is that too much to ask?
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