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Various things.

Posted In: General well-being 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 30, 2009
  • 04:42 PM

I have IBS (this is not the whole reason for me posting so hope it's ok to post in this forum :) )
It was quite severe to start with, and whilst I never 'had an accident' there were a few times it was close and sometimes it's still on my mind that I might.
I switched medications and finally my symptoms seemed to be under control. (I've only had one really bad episode in the past few months.)
I sometimes get really bad abdominal pain (related to the IBS I guess).

& also, I'm not saying I have an eating disorder, but sometimes I think I have 'issues' with food. I eat quite healthily (when I eat bad things 'high in sugar' etc, I feel really guilty) Sometimes I just have no appetite and almost have to forece myself to eat, but sometimes I've just reluctant to eat because I don't want it to make the IBS worse.
I guess this could be a reason why I sometimes feel really tired?

The nurse told me a while back my iron levels were low, so started taking vitamins to help and also made an effort to eat more iron rich things.

Whilst I make sure I drink plenty of fluids, I often find myself with headaches (either my whole head is affected, or just the right hand side in a specific spot).
Also due to several years of sport my doctor said I had costochondritis. I stopped all forms of sport a few years ago and whilst the pain is not as frequent as it used to be, I still get the pain. It used to be mainly on the right hand side of my chest, but now whenever I get some pain, it occurs on the left now as well as the right.

If anyone has any thoughts on anything I could do then I'd appreciate it. :)

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