My doctor has just referred me for a colonoscopy as my IBS symptoms have gotten worse in recent months. Though while I think it's stress related my doctor wants to rule out other things especially Crohns as my mum and brother are sufferers. I'm terrified of having one as I know I'm going to have to take drugs to completely clear out my system and having diarrhea always fills me with utter dread and my anxiety goes sky high!
I've had chronic constipation since age 14,doctors back then told my mom to give me Fleet enema if I didn't have a BM by day 3 ,well I wound up having to get enemas from my mom (an exn LVN),almost every week till now(I'm in 50s)..
I just read that too frequent of enemas can cause dependence on enemas anyone else know?
anyone else struggle with IBS and endometriosis? Recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy to determine symptoms and investigate. No new huge changes, we've changed my IBS meds, which seemed to help at first. Now I'm having all my symptoms again: bloating after every single meal (like CRAZY bloating), nausea is back, cramps. But I'm unsure if it's my IBS or endometriosis. I've also had surgeries in the past for the endometriosis. I'm just unsure what to do now.
Any suggestions on other products? I also have Gerd so not sure if the peppermint in IB guard will bother my Gerd ?
Hi, I am new here. I have had what I believe is IBS-D for many years. About 15 years ago I saw a GI doc, had a colonscopy, and was told to just take a fiber supplement. The fiber supplement made me much worse. Last year I was tested for Celiac and the test was negative. I have also tried a gluten free diet without success. Also had a test for my pancreas and that is normal as well.
I am seeing a different GI doctor now and am scheduled for Colonscopy soon. He… read more
Doesn’t anyone else with IBS deal with mucus coming from the rectum? I don’t know what to do. Seems my doctor doesn’t either. Help!
I’ve had both IBS and hemmeroids since I was a teenager. I recently was diagnosed with hEDS (Hypermobile Ehler Danlos Syndrome) which my rheumatologist said could cause my hemmeroids and fissures. I’ve had bleeding on and off for years, but it’s become more frequent and intense lately. Does anyone else get hemmeroids or fissures with an IBS flare? I’m still not convinced the IBS is causing all these problems, the bleeding and pain. Does anyone else have any experience with… read more
My dr. Wants me. To get a blood pressure monitor and take it at home to see if my meds is working. I'm afraid my stress of doing that will cause it to go up. I have an anxiety disorder and depression