ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Country : United Kingdom Satate : North Yorkshire 

I am 26 and was diagnosed with irritable bowel at the age of 8, it was braught on by severe stress and chronic constipation when my brother was still born. I get constant cramps, day and night and can cry because the pain is so intense, I can go weeks without emptying my bowels and then become the opposite for days/ after. When I do go it can be very painful and take up to an hour. I have three young children and an epileptic husband and my ibs complicates our already stressful life. At school I was severely bullied due to absences and frequent bathroom breaks and anxiety from this put me in years of counselling. I also get hot sweats and severe agonising trapped wind, this is sometimes relived by having a long bath,I have suffered with GERD from birth and was hospitalised for frequent projectile vomiting, this carried on into early childhood, I can remember sat on the carpet at story time and others looking at me and laughing at the noises my stomach made, it is so loud it can be heard by others over the phone, I have very painful, reflux and heartburn and i am often up through the night. I have tried medications and diet control for both but little helps, sometimes I am housebound for weeks at a time due to the anxiety and pain. I can not lie down properly as the reflux is so severe I vomit and have slept propped up since newborn, both conditions have worsened since my pregnancies and especially following my 3rd baby who was born via c-section. Life can be pretty grim! But I am here, fighting and will continue to for my girls and husband and for me!

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COMMENTS (1)

July 18, 2016 07:06 — Paige Mitchell

Hi I am sorry to hear everything you are going thru. My daughter Paige is 16 at age 13 she had a thoracic arachnoid cyst on her spine went from t1 to t 12 after surgery was paralyzed for awhile at age,15 had to have rods fused in her spine to keep her,from falling over which they say are causeing stomach issues now. They say functional abdominal pain maybe gastroparesis they said,why emptied her stomach of food and did botox injections she cannot eat much feels sick and stomach pain. Does not feel hungry she is down to 94 lbs. They said no more test to run and want her to go to a pain management we are so frustrated any suggestions for us or anyone to talk to. Any help is appreciated. I'm guessing if you reply back, it will go to my email.