Hi all, Im new to the boards. Im a 17 going on 18 year old female and for years Ive had constipation problems and bad intestinal pain whenever I do go to the bathroom, and following constipation will be diarreah (spelling). Every now and then I will have a normal BM but mostly Im very irregular and have very very bad intestinal pain when I go. Ive had constipaion problems since I was little and nothing was ever done about it, and the horrible pain has been there since about 6th or 7th grade. Sometimes the pain is so bad that i feel like I might throw up or pass out. For the past couple weeks Ive added alot more fiber and fruits to my diet following a bad scare with the pain that left me having nightmares about it. But earlier today the pain was back. I feel like Im going to go nuts, the pain is wearing me down and scaring me. Sometimes I think my intestines will burst. I told my mom about it and she pretty much acted like it was nothing but Im going to insist on seeing a doctor. I just don't know what they could do since ive always been like this, and it seems like adding more fiber hardly did anything (worked for about a week then was back to constipation). I really cant live like this anymore, im afraid to spend the weekend at a friends or take long car rides or plane flights .
The pain is bassically just when I have a BM and it comes in waves lasts for a minute or so then goes away for a minute or so. Sometimes I can hear the waste gurgling and feel a sharp pain in my left side (like its turning a corner).
If anyone can relate to this at all, or has found that something has helped them, PLEASE please reply. Im scared, tired, and desperate.
(This little guy represents my intestines