Hello. I'm 53 and have had every IBS symptom to some degree since I was in my early 20's. Something that has occurred with varying frequency is what I think I've seen mentioned here: brain fog. It's not a dizzy feeling, exactly, but slight vertigo, almost. It usually centers right in the middle of my face behind my eyes. Recently I've also experienced facial numbness around my mouth and nose. I know it's related to my gut even though I don't feel any symptoms there because if I pass gas or have a bowel movement, the head symptoms immediately disappear. (My late daddy's left eye would twitch, which was his signal that he was beginning a flare-up.)
These are almost worse than the stomach issues because I feel off balance and less able to function on any level. When I mentioned it to my last gastroenterologist, he said that the gut and the head are directly connected, but didn't offer any help.
Does anybody else have these or similar situations? View Thread
Yes, I have this problem, too. After a bout with an anal fissure, my gastroenterologist put me on Polyethylene Glycol, an RX laxative. I still have occasional episodes of constipation, but also have problems fully expelling stool. I can feel it move to a certain point and then nothing! It can take a day or two for what I feel internally to come on out. And when it does, sometimes it's in increments, not the full load. So it may take several days to get rid of that feeling that something is in there. Because something IS in there!View Thread