Hi all. My name is Kayla and I am new here and to the IBS world. Anyway, I think what I am experiencing is likely IBS, but am not sure and was looking for some help/advice, hopefully.
For as long as I can remember, I have frequently suffered from nausea, almost on a daily basis. I have frequent bowel movements throughout the day, which has been typical for me for years. Sometimes they are firm and other times quite loose, but I wouldn't label as diarrhea.
Within the last few weeks, the day after Thanksgiving and eating lots of food, I was not surprisingly very very bloated and sick. I have always gotten very bloated by the end of the day after dinner. I would feel great in the morning and as the day went on would feel more bloated from eating and you can physically see the bloat as well. But this time was different. The bloating did dissipate, but it kept coming back really really bad after any food I hate, no matter how much or little. Sometimes I even feel like water is making me so painfully bloated.
I then started getting stomach pains, tenderness in the abdomen, almost like the skin was sore, very worn out and tired all of the time, and now I just feel so bloated and uncomfortable every day, even right in the morning when I wake up, although it's not too bad. I am so incredibly hyperfocused on my stomach and bloating now, so I am not sure if this is anxiety making me feel these things or if this sounds like IBS. It is causing me so much stress.
Does anyone have a similar experience? Does this sound typical of IBS or like there is something more sinister happening? Because I don't have extremes of constipation or diarrhea can you still suffer from IBS without those? Any help or advice is so much appreciated.