View Full Version : Please somebody HELP ME!!!!!!!...........

02-07-2001, 03:35 PM
I was diagnosed with IBS two years ago, this is after suffering from it for about 5 years.
I think it started when i had salmonela ever since then its been getting gradually worse.
i have a constant loose feeling in my stomach, and various pains around the abdomen from time to time.
I am now at the end of the rope i have a constant fear i may be dying its making me depressed beyond beleif i have been taking colo fac tablets and they do help a bit but not really.
My stools are a very pale colour recently and i don't know why.
I'm loosing weight because i keep on feeling sick so i can't eat a lot, it feels like i've got food poisoning every day of my life its horrible.
I've been to see a dr on several occasions he's taken blood tests and stool samples and they came back fine and he's done that horrible thing of putting his hand up my *** (on several occasions) and i think thats all fine and he's felt about with my stomach and i guess that was fine.
I don't no what to do i can't go on living my life like this i'm only 18 years old and i'm allready clinically depressed aswell.
I beg for any help anyone can give me. PLEASE! I know this sounds like i'm feeling sorry for my self but i'm not i'm just as i said earlier at the end of the rope.

Angie E
02-07-2001, 05:59 PM
There are many good suggestions on this board. All you have to do it go and read them. Also, check out the old board. There are many fantastic suggestions on that one! Good Luck!

02-08-2001, 08:48 PM
Sorry you're feeling so bad.The first thing I would do is take Arsenicum Album 30X ---4 times a day for 3 days.It's a homeopathic remedy that you can probably find at most health food stores or drug stores in England. If you got food piosoning ---this WILL help with no side- effects.

Then I would start taking a water soluble fiber like Metamucil. It is a stool forming agent and safe to take daily.It will make you regular. It contains psyllium seed husk and you can get them in capsule form if you like. Just make sure you drink alot of water and start off slow and work up until your BMs are what you think are normal for you. At first you will have some gas but it will go away as your system get use to the psyllium. Gee---at 18 you got alot more rope. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Let us know how you make out--if you encounter any problems ---WRITE.
God Bless---Harry

02-09-2001, 08:36 PM
I urge you to take Angie's and Harry's advice. I am just writing to tell you that nobody is going to think you are feeling sorry for yourself. We all started off on this board saying the same things! We were all scared, just ask people who know me on this board! I was convinced that I had cancer. At 18, you are much too young to be dealing with this. Take Harry's advice about the fiber, eat well, drink lots and lots of water, take a probiotic everyday (just ask in your closest health food store and they will direct you to one). I have heard the best probiotic is Culturelle. I have found it in my grocery store. Lead a healthy lifestyle - no smoking (known to aggrivate IBS), alcohol (wreaks havoc on the digestive system), try any kind of relaxation, yoga, anything to help with stress. Like Angie said, you will find all kinds of useful info. on this board, the old one and the new one. Good luck, and let us know how you are doing! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> Janet

Mike NoLomotil
02-10-2001, 10:31 AM

Hi. I could not help but sympathize when I saw your post. Mine started at 8 years old, and I grew up with it and went all the way through junior, senior high, college, and then twenty more years working in healthcare before I got any help. By the time I was 40 I was a GI cripple. I am 48 now and in remission for 5 years. Wow is life better!

However, you do not have to be this way.

I notice you described the doctor doing abdminal palpation, stool cultures and a digital exam. So you must be only seing your primary care doctor. At this stage of the game, after 40 years now and knowing what it took to get me and thousands of others to remission, it is in my view imperative that you be under the care of a Board certified Gastroenterologist first and foremost.

Especially with your history of salmonella (I have had that too), and this persistent diarrhea there are other things a GI doc would do to look further for possible organic problems that could be fixed permanently. Until all those are ruled out, it is unwise to suffer and try to self-medicate.

**If it is a GI doc handling you, please get a second opionin from another one. have your chart sent to a new GI doc. But from the sounds of it I think you must still be only with your PCP. PLEASE get a referral to a specialist, because there are solutions to whatever it is and you do not have to face what I did. I can sit here and remember it clearly.

Go! Now! LOL.Please?

02-11-2001, 12:11 PM
I can't thank you enough for your help.
and i'm gonna try the things you've said and i'm gonna get an appointment with a gastorenturoligist (that is spelt completely and utterly wrong isn't it lol) <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

02-11-2001, 07:42 PM
I truly hope that you get better hun. I believe that I also have IBS. My pcp has done every test under the sun and found nothing. Its frustrating and drives you mad. I am also looking into trying all of your recommandations. Can't trust the mds n e more. I am just glad that you all are telling about your problems because that makes me feeling like I'm not crazy N e more. So hun If i were you I'd follow what these folks are saying because I haven't even been diagnosed but I'm sure that I have this. ANd I plan to try everything and n e thing anyone thinks I should try. I'm in pain and Its terrible I'm only 24 and can't work like this n e more. So to make this message short(too late) I wish you luck in your cure and I am glad you were here to talk about it because you insipired me to try to help myself. Take care hun I wish you the best! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">