The Emotional & Physical Pain Of Having Ibs

I was diagnosed with IBS about 7 years ago. Over the past two to three years it became more difficult to deal with. Food became the enemy and I often regreted eating. I was placed on a few muscle relaxers to stop my pain and Inestinal spams however the medication makes it difficult to complete everyday activities. I tried to stop taking it but the pain grew to be unbearable.

I tried to change my diet but it is difficult to seperate what I eat from the family. I have 4 children and I often find it taxing to even participate in their lives they way I should. I learned about disappointment quickly. Now I try to roll with the punches but it is still a everyday struggle in my life and I just try to maintain my self and my family the best way I know how. My husband is a big help but it weighs heavy on his heart as well.

Thanks for listening and feel free to share your experiences with me as well.

 

Warmest Regards,

Lisa

lrobertson0207 lrobertson0207
31-35, F
1 Response Mar 11, 2010

Thanks for sharing your story Lisa!<br />
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It was the 'emotional cost' of IBS that I remember the most.<br />
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My IBS hit me like bulldozer a few years ago, seemingly out of nowhere. After 6 months of pain, embarrassment, despair, questions, frustrations, I had had to leave my job and my course. I remember being so scared that I would never leave the house even to go for a walk to the dairy, cuz I never knew when I was gonna get another IBS attack and had at other times been stuck in all sorts of public places unable to move because of the pain. I ended up with Depression (not surprisingly!)<br />
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It's so much more under control now. There are still things that set it off but when it happens I know what to do- what helps, what doesn't, and I have faith that it will pass. Thank goodness for that!