First I want to say Hi to all, and wish you all the best.
I will try to keep it short, but its a life time of problems.
-as a kid, i could not eat sweets early in the morning, it would hurt my stomach (1995)
-in Highschool, not only did sweets hurt me in the morning but my stomach became sensitive to smells, purfume, hairspray, food smells, ect.
-H/S became stressful, I lost 3 close family members with in 2-3 years, and house flooded in Tropical Storm Alison. (2000-2002)
-After Graduation I decided to takea year off school, and get my first job.
-This is where my stomach starts to control my life. I get my first job, and LOVE it! I felt like i was getting paid to have FUN.
-Ive always gotten nervous on the first day of school., before test, going someplace alone, ect.
-But my stomach was hurting EVERYDAY before work, I always felt like I had to go to the bathroom, and the drive to work felt like hell every day. All the way, I just wanted to turn around and go home I didnt know if I could take the feeling of needing to use the restroom.
-Seen Family doc 1st time over my stomach, he said i had a spastic colon, & needed more fiber. I knew it was more than just fiber! (2003)
-Quit Job, Could not take the feeling anymore day after day
-Signed up for college, 2nd day of class Droped Out. (1-2004)
-Went to a Digestive Disorder Specialist. Ran $5k worth of test on me, includeing colon cancer, and all she said was I needed more fiber.
-Started taking fiber pills, cut down on dairly, Nothing changed. I still have urges to use the bathroom shortly after eating/before leaving home. (1-2004)
-It is controling my life, I cant make plans with friends, I can barely leave my house, in fear i might have the sudden urge to use the RR, I hate being in places I might not be able to leave (so if i have an urge) ect.
-I take college from home, but still have to take test at the college, my grades suffer from it!
-Gained 20-30lbs since my problems have worsened!
-My Boyfriend is who brought up the thought Anxiety, after watching a Paid Programing thing last night (about anxiety) is when i found this site
Please help!!! Im 21 and have so much in me that I just cant do because of my stomach! Im scared this is going to ruin my life.
What type of doc should I see? How do I bring it up?
Should I see a therapist? Pychologist?
And Thanks to All who read ALLLLLL That! Hope it didnt bore ya too much