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diagnosed with IBS
MysteriousOne2012 posted:
After i had my gallbladder removed i had more and more problems with drinking milk and eating cheese. I would always find myself getting sick or spending time in the bathroom =[ Until i had an odd pain in my stomach, It kinda felt like a knife was stabbing me..and ripping. It would make me ball up in fetal mode and cry my eyes out..Went to go see someone about that and he told me i had IBS. I didn't know what that was..i thought he said it was in my head (Like all doctors tell me) He said that if im nervous..sad or depressed it triggers it to act up. What i eat is the same way. I can't touch cheese and i can't drink milk already! what more can you take away from me. Well....raw veggies. (My favorite green peppers, squash, zucchini) even certain meats bother me..i had to give up alot of things...I don't know if there is a support group i don't know who to talk to to get more information about this.

My boyfriend of 8months is in the hospital with an inflamed colon and was bleeding..the first thing i thought of was Colitis. I'm really worried for him.
emmyschmemmy responded:
Hi Mysterious One,

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well -- I know from experience that stabbing stomach pain has never been, nor ever will be, a walk in the park.

The doctor that told you that you had IBS - was he a gastroenterologist? Or just a general practitioner? If he was just your normal family doctor, I would suggest going to see a specialist. They can either further diagnose you (if you have anything else to diagnose) or offer helpful suggestions of how to relieve your IBS symptoms. My sister-in-law had pretty severe IBS and was taking medicine to counteract it. Fortunately for her, when she gave birth to my nephew, her IBS disappeared.

I have ulcerative colitis and when I went to see my gastroenterologist last week, he said that I also have IBS - news to me! I've had colitis for four years and no one had ever thrown around IBS. There are lots and lots of foods that I can't eat because they set off my stomach/colon in the worst way possible.

You can always find support here, we are all here to help each other. You are not alone!
Stay strong - you WILL get through this!

Emily :)

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