I'm only 16 years old. I used to be able to eat what I wanted when I wanted and I've always had a very lean stomach and I'm extremely athletic. I've always had a sensitive stomach and just body in general in every aspect. Before all of this I ate pretty healthy and normally and my eating habits and diet was nothing to worry about especially since I could burn it off fast. Beginning of my sophomore year I started eating extremely healthy all I ate was fruits vegetables and I was intolerant to anything with gluten or anything with dairy so that made my healthy lifestyle easier on me. I went to the doctor about it and they told me to eat prunes and drink prune juice and they gave me this stool softener. It worked once or twice but my body stopped responding. I might add that it's summer now but during school I had to hold my flatulence and would wait her run to the bathroom with diarrhea or trying to go and nothing coming out but i would fart horribly. My stomach would be in so much pain that I couldn't focus on school, would bloat bad. and stopped eating. I lost around 15 pounds during that time. Now, I'm back where I talked about going to a gastrointestinal doctor where I waited a month to get into and he gives me prunes and prune juice and a stool softener and we get tests done like X-rays on my abdominal area and blood tests. I had to wait a month to get those tests back during this summer and I went on vacation and it was hard to enjoy when you feel pregnant and in pain. I had to take a colon cleanser while on vacation because I didn't poop for a week! I just got back from the gastrointestinal doctor after a month of waiting for tests and even getting in and he basically just says I have IBS and gives me this pill that supposed to make me poop. My stomach had gotten abnormally bigger now and it hurts to even push to go and my stomach is sore and I can't even suck my stomach in without feeling pain. I feel so alone and like no one really knows how to help. I looked at the doctor and he looked like he didn't even know what to say to me. I'm becoming obessed with my problem and I feel fat and ugly now. I just don't know how to deal with it and I feel like the doctor isn't even helping me. I have read that doctors who say you have IBS just don't know what to diagnose you as. I'm scared that my intestines are going to tear or rupture and schools going to start and all I've done is workout but I still feel disgusting and the bloating just won't go away and I don't want my junior year to be like last year. If anyone could lead me in the right path and maybe give advice on what to do i would really appreciate asap!!
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