I too have been diagnosed with IBS since 1992 or 1993 and have had every test done imaginable. I was given medication but have found little comfort or relief. I have been taking a antidepressant for just as long. When these painful attacks developed I'm almost immobile and can"t eat or drink anything. I think now that I could ptactically overdose with the amount of meds that I take during one of these attacks. I'm much older now so I don't tolerate the pain as well, anymore so I just lie in the bed balled up in a knot. I know now that i cannot work anymore and that doesn't make me feel any better. I'm 52 yo and have worked since the age of 14. I don't know what to do. The doctors keep putting me on this strict diet but it really doesn't matter what i eat, everything bothers it whenever it wants. I do stay away from certain foods but if the pain prevails I would eat nothing at all and I think if I stop eating I'll be in a terrible state and my head can't take that.
I'm experiencing this awful pain traveling up the right side of my abdomen. beneath my right breast bone and ending in the center of my bbreast bone. It causes nausea and lots of gas and bloating. I sometimes wake up to this. I also, regurgitate (throw up) a portion of what I eat, not daily but more than I like.
Someone, please help. I don't have any health coverage, at the moment