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My IBS story

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 25, 2007
  • 02:26 AM

Last year I attended a middle school which had terrible administration and bad students. I was under a lot of stress and started having problems with my stomach. It started with abdominal pain and headaches at school, but then it got much worse. I was late for about every day of school because I spent my time vomiting every day before school and the nurse wasn't too sympathetic. She even didn't let me in one day and physically prevented me from getting in because I didn't have a pass even though I had gone to her office vomiting many times before. I couldn't stand it anymore and refused to go to school one day. My parents then started taking me to therapy with a very understanding counselor. Meanwhile it was in the spring and I got an upper GI. The doctor pointed out that my small intestine was inflammed and I finally was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS.) Ever since, I have tried to make some lifestyle changes and went to a better and much smaller K-8 charter school. I have taken Prilosec and Loratidine ever since I was diagnosed and was originally on hyosciamine (Levsin) for digestive spasms but stopped taking it after figuring out that it sometimes induced more vomiting after talking to my doctor. The only problems I have now are anxiety and migraines with stress and some lactose intolerance, but I am able to just use Lactaid products.

Anyone with a similar story or problems?

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  • Hey there, sorry to hear your having a hard time.I too also have horrible stomach cramps. I went for a colonscopy to rule out Chrons disease and such. Everything came back clear, but the stomach cramps are still there, and getting worst. I lost a weight unintentionally and the headaches I get are unbearable at times. The doctors still have diagnosed me with IBS as yet, but I can relate to your story. Hope everything works out well for you.
    Love_Game 2 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 02:27 AM
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  • Hey there, sorry to hear your having a hard time. I too also have horrible stomach cramps. I went for a colonscopy to rule out Chrons disease and such. Everything came back clear, but the stomach cramps are still there, and getting worst. I lost a weight unintentionally and the headaches I get are unbearable at times. The doctors still have diagnosed me with IBS as yet, but I can relate to your story. Hope everything works out well for you. Did they test you for Celiac's Disease? It is a Gluten allergy. You have to be specifically tested for it through an endoscopy.
    Redeyedwolf 12 Replies
    • October 9, 2010
    • 03:31 PM
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