Bit of an update on the ibs/stomach/bowel related issues~ Still ruling things out but he’s definitely certain that’s what I have. But nene the good doc he is, he’s checking everything in case.
The last few days have not been good. Had a massive flare up where I couldn’t eat, was curled up in constant pain, every inch of my body ached cause stomach was making all muscles tense...it was like been back to when it first started playing up and was just awful...think i was starting to lose hope of success...was just hitting a massive low point.
And course when I’m feeling my worse that’s when I had my abdominal scan appointment booked in. But, pulled through and forced myself to go. That was yesterday (and after the bad flare up for the day prior to that and yesterday, my stomach did not appreciate having someone pushing on it...) and even scored an appointment with my doc that night which was great. All my tests I’ve done over the last two months have come back clear so, as he said ‘on paper you’re ready to run a marathon’. So Course that means I get to go to the next joyous step of....a colonoscopy.
Cause I don’t have private health, referral has been put to the public system and now I wait to hear when this colonoscopy will be. Until then I am to keep taking the Iberogast (1ml three times a day with meals), he’s suggested I start taking Metamucil once a day along with Doxepin to try and calm the nervous system and my anxiety that has risen severely with this ibs issues. He’s also suggests gastrostop as an ‘as needed’ thing to take if I really need to go out and just need that added security knowing I won’t have an episode.
Of which I truly wanted. Cause my sister has her first ever musical performance next week and I really want to go! So I’m praying this stuff works so much...cause I really want to go and need that knowing that I can and won’t spend it in the bathroom instead.
Today I’m going to spend getting my body back under management (get food back in and such) after it’s flare up so I can get to store to get this new stuff. Fingers crossed it works...and keeps working. Got some hope for success again...think I really needed that.
And before I leave it there, you can tell my doc has a sense of humour. When he was telling me about the Metamucil he said and I quote ‘we give it to people as it dries up their mouths, that way they can’t complain’ x’DD He’s joking but just lol!