I started out with Hypothyroidism since I was 22. I am now 42 and now have a cannot go or oh oh gotta go now issues that the docs tell me is severe IBS.
Know where you come from having to tell the doctors what you want done. I have had to urge (polite way to say demand) more allergy testing and more testing of my blood.
I just got my pills and found out that the doctor took me down on my dose of thyroid meds without telling me. I am not thrilled. Can feel the difference in my joints. As for IBS, I was just told this is as good as my life gets.
Do you have food or med allergies too? I do. Never did before being diagnosed with IBS. Both came together around my 40th and now I am really careful touching anything.
I am no longer able to work. Why? Cannot guess when I have to hit the bathroom. I have severe IBS. The doctor I see now finally looked at my allergies (which are getting extensive) and said You know you should be in a bubble. She meant it jokingly but serious..know what I mean?
I am from New England but live on the West Coast. I thought this would help with outdoor allergies seeing as winters are less sever here. Well I got out here in 2005 and my IBS started up then off and on. Now I am having trouble putting ANY food in me. It is either stopped up or "get out of my way" time. I have been sorting out what does and does not set me off. I had it down to white breast chicken meat, tofu, potato, and corn. Not any more. I was in 10+ pain the day before Valentines in the ER. What really sucks...I am allergic to alot of pain killers too. So for now, tofu, almond milk, ice and some flavoring (almond, vanilla..etc) is what I am drinking.
Am I sane? As sane as I can be. That is the only thing not messed up with me. I am only 42. The docs here want to give me depression or anxiety meds. I refused. That infuriated me.
Right now, I am waiting for an appointment to see if the state will pay for more allergy testing. No amount of upper or lower GI's or GI specialists have been able to fix me.
The last time I saw this new doctor, who specializes in IBS, she said this is as good as life gets. At least I know now I cannot be fixed. Now I want to know why did I get allergies and IBS?
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for reading about this crazy caliwolf. I do not feel so alone here.View Thread
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