Hi, I’ll just start with a relatively brief introduction to say ‘hi!’ and give a rough idea of ‘my story’ so to speak.
I’ll write (and respond) to people more ‘personally’ when I get chatting and get to know some of you a bit better.
But for now:
JUST DIAGNOSED YESTERDAY. I have just lost 3stones in weight and whilst not finished losing weight yet was feeling good! Down from a size 22 (the shame!) to a really nicely slim and shapely size 14-16. Then this hit. I have had a SERIOUSLY distended abdomen and pain for weeks now, won’t go. Dr worried it was ovarian cancer, but all checks there ruled that out, thank goodness! And eventually yesterday it was revealed what is happening with me. I received a diagnosis of IBS. I know nothing about IBS really but she told me (and I’m quoting her directly...) “a rare severe form of IBS” whatever that means. So I’ve started medication. Fluoxetine [trade name ‘Prozac’] (apparently it helps?) and Buscopan (x6 tablets a day) but I have to confess I am struggling enormously with this. Not the diagnosis, but what the condition is doing to me. I’m feeling utterly depressed with it all. I would really value any support and will try to give as much back. Thank you. X