IBS took me to the ER
This is my first time here. It's nice to know I'm not the only one suffering because of IBS. I'm 22 and have had problems for a couple years now, although they had couldn't figure out why (surprise surprise). My symptoms consisted of diarrhea and a lot of cramping, but recently it's turned to constipation. My doctor prescribed this brand new medication, Pamine, thinking it would help. Unfortunately, the main side effect is constipation. Last Friday, my boss took me to the ER because I was in so much pain. They took x-rays and found 2 gallons of gas in my stomach and a major stool block up. The doctor said to start a high fiber diet. So far, the pain has decreased some. I'm just curious now, what do I do for gas (since fiber increases gas)? It's like you do one thing and end up with another problem! Any suggestions?