I’m 2015 I was the diagnosed as having chronic IBS. I had all the various tests done which came back all clear, the consultant toyed between cyclical vomiting syndrome and IBS as when I have an ‘episode’ the end result is violent vomiting and diarrhoea!
I can go for months at a time without any ‘ ‘episodes’ then it will flare up out of control!
When I have an ‘episode’ I start with stomach cramps that come and go like Labour contractions, each time they get worse, the only thing that helps is to sit on the toilet, however at that point I cannot pass a bowel movement. The pains build up and up over several hours each time the urge to try pass a BM (which in itself is painful as I can’t pass anything)
The pain then peaks, I start vomiting and diarrhoea at the same time! This will continue until there is physically nothing left and I’m beyond exhausted! I then have stomach ache for a few hours until I eventually fall asleep.
Episodes are almost always an evening, lasting through to the early hours of the morning. Once I have nothing else physically left to vomit or excrete, i then have the aftermath side effects - headache, shaking uncontrollably, stomach is sore but not cramping as before ect. Then I’m sometimes unable to pass any bowel movements for up to a week afterwards!
Nothing Helps, I’ve tried Buscopan, Amitriptyline, and various other antispasmodic medication.
I had my first child in March 2018, throughout the hole of my pregnancy I never had a flare up once. After having my child I’ve also remained IBS free to the point of at my last hospital appointment with the consultant (Nov 2018) I was discharged! Now all of a sudden over the last few weeks it’s started again! The past week alone I’ve had 3 episodes! My latest one been now!
It’s so much harder to deal with when having a young child to care for, obviously my partner is here to help but when he goes to work it’s hard as I’ve been up all night in pain and then I’m exhausted looking after my little one.
This ‘condition’ is so frustrating! It’s like they label you with it as a last ditch attempt as they don’t have a clue! I would rather be in labour over and over than the pain this IBS causes! I have literally been to the point of collapsing with this before when the pain got so bad!
I never New there was such a site before today! And I guess in desperation I’m hoping someone reads this and has some sort of miracle go to pill or anything they have found helps!
Thanks for reading!
One desperate, tired mummy!