NATALIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Country : USA Satate : Georgia City : Atlanta 

Well my story started about a year ago. I am a 22 year old female college student who before all this was pretty healthy. Also, let me add in i'm a hypochondriac. Anyways, I have always been pretty regular. I never thought about going to the bathroom cause I never had a problem with it; man I miss those days. The beginning was so weird for me, I started eating healthy and exercising. I cut out soda, processed food, fast food and then suddenly I could not have a bowel movement for the life of me. I was under a lot of stress having getting declined from my first pick nursing school and getting over a bacterial infection. I tried everything under the sun to get regular. I chugged water and ate a lot of fiber **increasing my fiber made it worse**I tried hiding it from my parents and boyfriend but it got to the point where I couldn't anymore. I cried about it a lot at first but now I'm trying to remain positive and be proactive in treating IBS-C. At first I went to about 6 doctors and racked up some pretty hefty medical bills. It was disheartening I couldn't get any answers. Things started to get better and I started to have BM's every morning. However, I guess it has flared back up because these days i'm not so lucky. It sucks because everyone thinks i'm so healthy. I eat organic and exercise a lot. The truth is i'm constantly cramping, having gas, and worried about when will be the next time I poop? Another frustrating part is that I don't know what the heck to eat. I haven't been able to pinpoint what triggers my IBS. Wahhhh. Being a hypochondriac sucks because I know stress can amplify IBS. I have started yoga and try and de-stress when I can. However, stress is inevitable as a nursing student. My IBS came on so suddenly I am hoping it will leave suddenly to. I pray the next day is better then today, EVIL BE GONE!! ): ):

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