| | IBS?
Hey, I'm new to this board and the forum in general. I've been sick for a while now, and I'm wondering if this may be it. At first, I thought Fibroymalgia, but I seem to lack the constant pain they suffer. I've been jumping back and forth between constipation (2-4 days) and diarrhea for a while now. Anxiety seems to trigger it, as does food I'm not used to. Certain beverages (Mountain Dew Livewire especially) seem to also trigger it. This was to the point where I couldn't go to school for almost an entire semester, because every time I went I either started getting nauseous or the sudden need to have a bowel movement. Frankly, it looks like I'm going to have to get my GED now. Anyway, the diarrhea hasn't shown up for a few weeks, and things were going well in general, though I still seem to be mildly constipated. A few trips to the bathroom a day with the urge but inability to have a bowel movement. In the past few days, off and on, I've been having anal relaxation troubles. I'd attempt to have a bowel movement, and everything would begin, but I can't seem to get my muscles to relax and let it happen. As a result, not much manages to get out. Mild to decently strong abdominal pain occurs occasionally, usually relieved by a bowel movement, and it's more of a general pain than a localized/sharp pain. My appetite, as well, has severely decreased. I can barely finish a TV dinner (sometimes, I can't!) and I went to McDonald's and couldn't finish the burger. My stomach's been generally weak all my life, as I tend to vomit if I eat too late or if I actually fill up (not excessive food, just enough to be full). My apologies for the long and rambling post, but I haven't gone to a doctor yet (I'm hoping that, since it's been getting better, it'll just stop). Over the last few days, I've been having regular bowel movements and the like, with the occasional inability to relax. So, I'm hoping for the best. Any advice? Oh, and I've definitely suffered from the 'which end first?' syndrome, characterized by severe nausea and diarrhea at the same time.
(Heh. Accidentally posted this on the Men's Sexual Health forum. Managed to delete with only four views, though.)