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THREE MONTHS of ***l

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2009
  • 08:10 PM

I have been living 3 months of ***l. Just starting to come out of it but still having problems.
Here is the condensed version of a long story:
Graduated college. Loved school because I am a very structured person. HATE change. I'm a huge control freak.
Got a stomach ache on vacation.
I have had increased intestinal motility since then. After I eat anything my stomach gurggles around my pelvic area (not higher where my stomach is). I go to the bathroom only once a day, but it is an unformed mess.
My theory is it's anxiety. HOWEVER, I did not have symptoms of anxiety before the pseudodiarrhea. Now I obsess about going to the bathroom and that it's not going to be normal for me. Normally I am on the constipated side and would rather be over there!
I went to a GI and he did a colonoscopy and biopsies and told me everything was normal. Checked my thyroid and did bloodwork for an infection and gave me a clean bill of health.

So, can this all be anxiety? I've been to a Psychiatrist for medication for my anxiety and depression (on Pristique - works great, and Xanax as needed). I have an appointment with a Psychologist on Thursday.

I just want to poop normal. I've been taking Immodium every few days to try to keep things under control. I go to the bathroom and it starts to feel normal coming out (gross I know), then it's like the newest digested food is same old mush.

I thought I condensed this long story. I could literally go on for miles.

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