I thought it might be a fun post for people to share their IBS horror stories. I'm sure we could all relate. I went to revival meeting on the last night. God was really moving in the service so it wasn't going to end anytime soon. This man is so highly respectful that they told everyone to turn off the cell phones, and no one needed to be moving around or going to the back.
Then it hit me. Oh Lord no, not now!
I can't get up and embarrass myself. I held it in, and the urge went away.
But as usual, it came back 15 minutes later. I was almost sweating. Then sensation seemed to be gone completely but when I got in my car, it hit with a fury. I didn't know if I could make the 5 minute drive home.
I was literally racing and running to my apartment. My worst time was when I was preaching I had to stop, have the music director take over, and then excuse myself Another time I was in the mall and had been trying on clothes when I had this incredible pain build from my gut I got my clothes back on and went to the bathroom in the store, which of course was occupied, and I hurried to another store, unfortunately I did not make it to that one, but luckily I was prepared and was wearing some protection.
I hate IBS I am still trying to laugh at thisEach person living with IBS must handle situations in their own way. Sharing personal accounts of living and dealing with symptoms may help others find new ways of managing the daily challenges. I am a 50 year old female with IBS with constipation most of the time. I carry a pocket size air freshener in my purse and spray it into the air while I'm on the toilet. At home I strike two or three matches and let them burn a couple of seconds each to fill the air with sulfur smell from the matches.
I have had constipation problems since early childhood and this is the only way I have gained control over it but It is a daily time commitment for it to work. I am a 63 year old female who has had digestive problems and symptoms since childhood.
Along with food sensitivities and frequent alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea, I have had lots intestinal pain. In I was diagnosed with a severe prolapsed colon and had surgery to correct it.
I had subsequent adhesions, endometriosis, multiple fibroids and ovarian cysts that resulted in a hysterectomy in I have done pretty well over the years adjusting my diet to help with the symptoms. I have tried medications and insoluble fiber but they did not seem to help. As I have gotten older the symptoms have gotten worse. I have eliminated more foods that seem to trigger episodes which has helped, but not entirely.
Caffeine does not seem to bother me, but alcohol, even in very small quantities, will bring on bouts of IBS as do beans, legumes, fats, gluten, sugary foods, and some types of sugarless gums. I exercise regularly which helps a great deal not only to control stress but to get motility in my intestine during bouts of constipation. I think the symptom that bothers me the most is urgent diarrhea which can hamper one's daily activities. A positive outlook is also very important. IBS can really limit daily living, but the living is the important part and doing your best to know that this too will pass helps.
I would like to reach out with some encouragement for the many people who have shared their stories. I have been an IBS sufferer for 38 years. Through the support of my physician and my stress management doctor who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy I have wonderful resources that have helped me learn how to live with it and how to handle major flare ups.
Yes, it can be a vicious cycle linked with stress, but help is available. What has been huge for me is that IBS is finally coming out of the closet and getting recognition for the valid medical disorder that it is. Until recently the shame of IBS was incredibly overwhelming for me. Now that its recognized by the general public that so many people have it, some of the stigma has been removed. I encourage everyone to be proactive with your physician and with finding psych support.
Together they can be very effective. Give yourself a pat on the back for battling IBS and advocate for studies and increased treatment options. I'm working on accepting that I have IBS and deal with it to the best of my ability, and that everyone else will accept that too. Society doesn't condemn people struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Try to stay positive and surround yourself with positive people who understand your situation - and be ok with what your limitations are.
Sometimes I just have to turn it all over to a higher power, when I'm feeling overwhelmed, and somehow its always worked out. We're stronger than we think.
I am a 61 year old male and have had to deal with IBS-D for about 15 years.
My IBS Story
My first episode was at a football game and I didn't make it to the bathroom in time. Very embarrassing and traumatic. Anxiety plays a big role in triggering episodes. I worry about having an accident which causes more anxiety which causes more accident potential— classic with the syndrome! I have learned to avoid certain foods and beverages but do occasionally fall off the wagon.Posted 7 years ago28 users are following. I am a 29 year old male who has suffered from IBS type symptoms for the last 10 ish years.
I've always suffered from C and D sometimes in the same BMgut pain, abdominal cramps, very burpy and gaseous, but the main aggravating symptom was pitritus ani or itchy anus. Up to July last year this has been my biggest gripe. I've been to the doctors about this countless times and the only thing they have given me is hydrocortisone creams, steroids, and a stool softener.
The creams will make the symptoms subside for a while but it always recurs. I've only recently found that steroids thin the skin so I won't ever be using them again. I've also had anal fussures cuts which have been caused by the constipation which I was given the stool softeners for.
I have consistently tried all the online suggestions - I wear cotton boxers, cotton gloves to bed, nails short, wash thoroughly after each BM in fact I have a shower after and don't even wipe as it gets too sorei only use aqueous cream to wash, fragrant free shower gel, fragrant free washing powder, no spicy foods, no wheat, gluten or dairy, I take piritun at night to stop skin reaction.My HONEST IBS Story 2018 - Becky Excell
I've wormed myself about 5 times in the last 3 months. I've even tried tying my hands up at night to stop me scratching. However, I think I must be a descendent of Houdini as I always seem to get out of my shackles and wake myself up scratching. After 6 months my anal itch symptoms had gone and I was feeling the happiest I had in forever.
My BM's were predictable in occurrence and consistency and I went up to a weight of 74kg lbs. Everything was rosy. My life was changed when hit by a car whilst riding my bike to a football match. I sprained my wrist quite badly and had severe lacerations to my face and gums since my face went through the cars windscreen - this meant I had to eat through a straw for a couple of months and stopped exercising.
After 4 months I was able to get back to the gym - but I had lost all my weight, back to 60kg and the worst thing the anal itch had come back. I immersed myself in the gym and work, to try to get back to the winning formula that had got me there.
At this time I started having some other problems with sex organ sensitivity.
I also read somewhere that 5-HTP could cause this so decided to stop taking it. After a few months of failure I decided I needed a specialist to help me, and tried to get my incompetent GP to refer me explaining that all the treatments that she and the other doctors had tried before had failed.
At this point she refused to refer me as I had evidence of anal fissures so she me prescribed lactulose to soften my stools to allow for healing.
It made sense so I took this for a few months but it never seemed to stop the problem. The doctor also told me that I had IBS, gave me a little leaflet and said that I would need to manage the symptoms myself - possibly through diet control. So I went privately to a dietician - she was very helpful asked lots of questions, did a stool analysis test which found an overgrowth of candida albicans and another weird bacteria. The dietician advised that I would need to follow an anti candida diet - first strengthening my gut with probiotics and then killing off the candida with tanalbit.
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And then, like you, being told everything checked out OK You'd have to pay me a lot to get me to go through that again! Been there, done that I have not shared all of the embarrasing eposides I have had and really did not intend to, but I also had a problem during several tests of my bad experiences with these tests. I tried to clean it up as best I could, and when I came out, I told him what had happened and he said not to worry--but of course I did.
I have had many embarrasing episodes, but ths was one of the worst, I don't want to clean up after myself, and suely don't want anyone else to have to do it for me. Posted 20 May - AM I agree, been there, done that, no more!!!!! To add insult to injury, they make you pay a lot of money for that pain and insult. LOL[This message has been edited by Art edited Posted 20 May - AM Been there--done that--and I've had surgery on the rectum area twice so have very little muscle control.Browsing Privately When browsing privacy is an important consideration to make.
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