Hello. I'm 20 years old. Here's my story. I've always had to pass stools several times a day. They were usually normal. However, every school year from about 8th grade on, I would be going several times before school. There were even a couple weeks each year from 8th grade on where I would have abdominal pain and would not be able to go to school. My senior year, after Christmas vacation, within the first 20 minutes of school, nausea and intense gas would occur, along with several stools. I consequently went to the nurse's office and home. After about 3 days like this, I began having panic attacks at home before school because I was scared these symptom would persist.
Now, currently, I battle with intense intestinal pain, gas and bloating, painful stools, nausea, low appetite, and some weight loss. (Also, a portion of the skin between my shoulders and neck is yellowish, if that means anything.) My stools are either hard and I'm constipated, somewhat normal, or somewhat hard and mushy with intense pain.
Also, I battle with massive anxiety daily and am seeing a therapist for this. My anxiety makes all these problems worse. However, I now know that my anxiety is not causing any of the previously mentioned problems, but that these problems are causing my anxiety over these problems getting worse at my work.
I work at a fast food joint and have recently had to leave for home early or have had to call in, which I haven't had to do for quite a while. I need to make a living and going home early because of this problem is not helping.
I have seen a doctor a couple weeks ago. He said he could not find anything wrong except that I was blocked up. He had me buy Milk of Magnesia and try that along with adding fiber to my diet. Apparently, my body is very sensitive to the Milk because I took a little that afternoon and then a little more at night. Unfortunately, from about about 11pm to noon the next day, I had massive diarrhea every 20-30 minutes. After that, it began to slow down. A couple days later, I felt a lot better. However, shortly thereafter, my symptoms returned and I now have an appointment with a better doctor.
To tell the truth, I don't know what to expect. I cannot live like this. If my the cause of my symptoms can be found and my problems cured, then I know my anxiety will basically disappear and I can live life to the fullest. For now, I'm looking for a "Work At Home" job so I won't really have to go anywhere.
If anybody has suggestions/advice/opinions on what this may be, please let me know...