So I'm 30 years old and have been suffering for the last 4 years. I changed my diet, gluten, wheat, diary free... I tried a liquid diet, smoothies, carb free, veggie so many things. I'm now awaiting an appointment to have the camera... both ends!! Needless to say I'm terrified of this!!
The Consultant has said it's very likely I have IBS. Now from what little I currently know this can be managed by diet, which of course fills me with hope that things are going to get better. At the moment however, I'm enduring a 2 day session of extreme bloating, insomnia and house bound. It's just such an awful feeling, I feel sick and tired all the time and am sick and tired of feeling this way. My fiance and I are hardly ever intimate as it usually always results in severe pain. We were trying for a child but after trying for 2 years we've had to stop as my symptoms are more erratic. I had to give up my job, as the stress and anxiety of being away from my desk, becoming unreliable and needing the bathroom so much was too much. I never make plans anymore as my body is so uncontrollable. Friends have distanced themselves, people just think it's an excuse, or it's so common, I'm just moaning and need to get over it. But it really is taking a toll on me mentally as well as physically and no one seems to understand.
Not expecting a magic wand... although that would be nice... I would appreciate any tips, advice, words of wisdom to help me get through this troublesome time.