So it's Christmas, and I've been in the bathroom since 1am in the usual agony of an attack. I was woken after only 15 minutes of sleep by the familiar waves of cramping, only I'm 16 weeks pregnant so this is particularly terrifying as I obviously fear that something bad is happening. Especially as the cramping is always so much like labour contractions (only in my opinion, worse!)
So the problem is that sometimes I can have episodes of this pain for hours before the 'relief' comes in the form of a severe bout of diarrhoea (sorry tmi!)
I haven't yet had any relief at all, but each wave of cramping has me in tears. My little boy is upstairs in bed and I'll be getting up soon to see if Santa's been 😢 So here I am envisioning a ruined Xmas day spent on the bathroom floor and completely missing out on time with my son and husband. This alone makes me cry even more, which is probably increasing my anxiety, which is in turn increasing the severity of this attack. I feel hopeless. Pregnancy and IBS is no laughing matter, I have days where I feel like I'm dying, and parts of those days where I almost wish I would- just for some relief! I know that's an awful thing to say, but I just feel so low.
Has anyone else on here dealt with Ibs during pregnancy?
BTW, I dont want to take Immodium or the like, because this attack has come on after a few days of constipation, which I don't want to make worse!
Im sorry for the incredibly long post, I'm just desperate and feel alone and not very festive!!
Wishing you all a merry Christmas without any nasty episodes x x x