The gassy feelings are probably about the same for all of us. I know for me it can feel like that. I can't alway correlate it with what I eat, but I never eat anything greasy or fried. I avoid that at all costs. I can't stand the pain and nausea afterwards. Just not worth it at all.View Thread
I understand about no insurance, but I would still highly reccomend a medical opinion. I do get bloating and look like I am pregnant at times. I can usually relate it to something I ate. But sometimes I can't. I have bouts of gastroparesis, so it takes a long time sometimes for food to move at all through my system which really complicates making a food relationship. And as far as spasms, oh yes. They can get really bad at times. I have medication for those but I try not to take it as it can sometimes slow things down even more. The reason I would say you have to see a doctor is that you may or may not have IBS, it could be something far more serious. You really do have to have it checked out.View Thread
I had gallbladder surgery 2.5 years ago, it was botched and through that I learned I have MegaColon and IBS with severe constipation. I DON'T get diarrhea. I would LOVE diarrhea. Is there anyone else out there that has this? Does it ever get better? I have been told I will eventually need surgery to remove the bad parts of the colon, but currently I prefer to avoid that. I take constant laxatives 2 or three times a day in an attempt to keep things moving, but remain at least moderately constipated. I am under the care of a good GI doctor who guides me in the medications and activities. I am 50 and work full time and have a 7 year old. I also have Fibromyalgia which is a serious co-morbidity and I understand often goes hand in hand with IBS. I am just looking for people similar to me to talk to so we can support one another and share experiencesView Thread
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