I am new to this discussion board. I was sitting here thinking I really need a support group. I don't know if I actually have IBS, but I have been tested for several other things. I am too afraid to have a test done for this disorder because all my other ones came back normal. I just started having these problems when I started college. I actually had to move back home because my anxiety and bowel problems got so severe. I became severely depressed and anxious. I don't take any meds because I really like to do the natural route. Meds sometimes add on to the issue with other side effects and I'm scared of that also. I just really want support from people who understand and who have advice for me. I try to eat bland foods, but I think my anxiety adds on to the issue. I'm only 19 and I have so much I want to do in life. I've gone from this outgoing, free-spirited soul, to someone who is terrified to go out. Thank you for reading my first post. I thank you for the support View Thread
I have taken tests for Celiac Disease and other stuff I cant remember as of now. I haven't been to the GI specialist yet, but will be going soon. My symptoms are constipation, bloating ,abdominal pain, back problems and sometimes I feel uncomfortable in the butt area. If I hold my bowel movements for too long i start to feel sick. Sorry for the vivid details. I'm just trying to find a way to get my life back on track. Whats meds do you use? And what are some side effects that you've had or heard of? Also what kinds of foods do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Thank you so much!! Sorry for all the questions. I appreciate your help during this time in my life!!View Thread
I have had the same issues. I just finished my freshman year in college. It was so bad that I actually had to transfer back in state to be closer to my family. I dont know if the anxiety or bowel problems came first. I took several tests and they all came back normal. I know I dont have gluten problems because ive tried eating all gluten free foods and still have an issue. This problem is depressing and came on all of a sudden. I went to school weighing 131 and came back weighing 119 after just one semester. I'm afraid to eat any kinds of food. It took me awhile to accept my food issue, but i have to or else it will affect my life negatively. I have had jobs in the past but now I am afraid to get another. I don't want this to ruin my life. I dont want to take any medications. I'm trying to be as natural as possible. I feel your pain and your misery. If you need any support I am here for you!! Your post let me know that I'm not the only one out there. I dont even know if I have IBS but im too afraid to have a test done and it comes out negative.Good Luck though! In life and in school View Thread