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Old 10-15-2017, 04:42 PM   #1
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Need help, this is killing me

Hello guys, my name is Nikolay and I'll try to explain you my problem and hopefully find a solution for it.

I never had any problems with my Stomach, occasional diarrhea and stomach pains weren't common at all, maybe once a month or something, so I was always happy with it and never even paid attention to it.Soon after I turned 14sh, I started to encounter a huge problem with my stomach and my digesting. From that point to my life started to become a huge Roller coaster of emotions and huge level of depression. My whole life started to orbit around my stomach, most of my thoughts were if I was going to get diarrhea or when & how I emptied my bowels. It came to that point that I was too afraid to even go to my high school which resulted in bad grades, but somehow I overcame that problem and managed to finish my school, had a lot of problems but I could simply cheat with a simple paper from my doctor that I was sick, and they bought it. My social life went totally numb, I rarely socialized outside of my Home, and even on very rare occasions, when I was 'forced'' to go out, I would do my research about the nearest toilets around that place and how much would it take me to take a cab, and ride home in case of an 'emergency''. As I said, this problem ruined all my chances of a stable life, most of my weekends, are watching tv-series and chatting via social medias.

When I started going to the college (around 3 years ago), during the first year I had no problems with attending it, I still had diarrhea, but never really cared about it, and my stomach problems were reduced for some extremely peculiar reason, I never cared about it, and my first year went extremely good, so good actually,that I forgot about all those awkward situations I was put during my highschool years, I started to socialize, my life got a lot better etc, you get my point. But at start of my second year at the college, the problems came back for some strange reason, and are still going on (I just started my third year at the college). And everything is bad as it were a simple timetravel to my highschool days, I have severe depression the reason being my constant fear of diarrhea, diarrhea itself, and bloating. I started to eat less, lost a lot of weight and rarely go out, almost never, and even when I go out, I always have to have some backup plan in case my stomach causes a problem again.

I really don't know what to do, its becoming an extreme problem, in a year or two I will become a teacher at some school and I cannot simply cancel my classes and such.It started to mess up with my mental health to that point that even a single bowel movement would be indicated as a diarrhea and my panic attack start to happen. Any insight is HUGELY welcomed, thanks in advance

PS: I never consulted my doctor for some reason,nor I even know if this is just IBS, or some other, more serious problem

 
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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Re: Need help, this is killing me

This could be IBS, but it could be a host of other things including a food allergy which is triggering it. You may not even know what you are eating that does it.

You kind of have to see a doctor. Unfortunately, this is not going to get better unless you find out what is causing it. It could be parasite or bacteria, it could be gallbladder or IBS...you need to see a stomach doctor or a GI doctor as they are called. GI stands for Gastroenterologist.

Please see one...it will make all the difference in the world for you and you can go back to having a normal life!
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:10 AM   #3
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Please see a doctor. It could be any number of things as mentioned. Genetic autoimmune Celiac disease (gluten allergy) is a possibility which is serious as it can lead to other problems because your body cannot properly absorb nutrients. Best of luck in getting answers!

 
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: Need help, this is killing me

Thanks all, i'll make an appointment today,
but should i first contact a doctor or a Gastroenterologist
Thanks in advance guys, youre the best

 
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #5
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Re: Need help, this is killing me

If you do not need a referral to see a specialist, go directly for the Gastroenterologist. skip the primary doctor who is only going to send you to one anyway...

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