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ok so i havent posted here in a long time. i was doing VERY well. for… 
12th-Jun-2007 08:04 pm
ok so i havent posted here in a long time.
i was doing VERY well. for a VERY long time.

short story - i developed (post infections) IBS, usually C, about 3 years ago.
i was in the hospital, then in bed for months. i could hardly do anything. just achey, belly pain...etc.
after about a year (and 50lbs. later) i felt great. i was working out (i was very overweight before i got sick) i was eating well, became vegan...etc.
then i started to find loopholes....ooo this doesnt have dairy in it...ill eat it!!! ooo i can eat 3 of these and NOT feel sick? WOW!
i gained bac all the weight.

4 months ago i, feeling like shit, i decided i needed to get off my ass and loose that weight again. to feel better!!! so i started counting my calories and kiiinda starting to work out. i feel better when i am lighter...my belly does.

then i got sick....3months ago. at 4am i thought oh no...im gunna puke! i didnt but...it was bad. i was shaking, freezing, clammy, and had pain under my right breast.

everyone thought i had a virus!!! but no...after a week i went to the ER. they said oh it must be GASTRITITS. go home.
i went home.
then i went to my GI doc and she said "your urine is bad, they didnt tell you tihs in the ER?" i went on antibiotics for 5days.
no better
the pain under my right breast was getting worse and worse...so i had a test to see if i had gallbladder stones and to see if it was functioning correctly.
it was fine.
i went to the ER again, "you must have a urinary tract in fection..." heres somemore antibiotics.
i had VEEEERY high levels of bacteria in my urine.
antibiotics 10days.
when i had 4 days left i went back to my GI and said that i didnt feel anybetter and i had back pain
she said "im giving you more antibiotics and you should go see your urologist."

now this is fine ive seen him i like him.....
i saw him about 2 weeks ago. he said your UTI should have cleared up by now, you need a catscan to see if you maybe have an issue with your kidneys or something else.

here is my issue...
i made my appointment and then got denied by my insurance.....so now i still have to wait maybe another week or 2....
im still no better

im so depressed and loosing it

and worst of all now...im having diahrea everyday.....i cant take all this pain and poo!!!! my belly hurts and i get so naseous and my back is killing me and i get lighheaded often as well....

what should i do?
i cant eat much and my benefiber and aloe is only making my poo problem worse so i dont take it anymore.
i used to take donnetol and take it when im really back with unhappypoo but i dont want to depend on it and with my antibiotics i kinda get sick from it.

anysuggestions of some fiber or food i should and/or shouldnt be taking/eating???

please im all alone in this and kinda going crazy
i was so sick for so long...i dont want to suffer anymore.

i cant work...i cant go out or do anything fun with my lover....i cant do anything but sit/lay and watch TV or go online. my life is pretty much meaningless now ... i dont know what to do.

13th-Jun-2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Well if the diarrhea is getting really bad, just remember (as I'm sure you know) to really hydrate yourself. I'm all IBS-C over here. If the D is really bad, keep those foods to really safe foods that won't irritate your stomach.

With the antibiotics all the time you're probably low on good bacteria. Have you though about probiotics at all?

In the end, hold strong - you will get better, you can get this under control. It just takes time/patience. If you ever need a burst of encouragment/vent my email box is always here! allithebookworm@gmail.com

13th-Jun-2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
thank you so much.
yea being IBS-C mostly im so WHATS GOING ON! wheit comes to diarrhea. i mean, i know its an irritation but im always...what is it!!i used to get it alot when i had my period but...i dont get that much anymore!!
i do drink alot and im taking acidopholis (sp?!)

your in my addressbook!!! thanks so mcuh<3
13th-Jun-2007 05:58 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I don't have much advice to offer. I'm IBS-D prone, and I eat a lot of bread which seems to settle my stomach. I really wish I could tell you more, but ::hugs:: Hang in there, it'll get better soon and I really hope the doctors can figure out what's causing your infection.

I also recently changed my diet and am trying to lose weight, so I wish you luck on that front also!
13th-Jun-2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
thank you so very much! *hugs*
good luck!
(and with being sick i lost 15 more pounds! haha)
13th-Jun-2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Yea, I always lose weight when sick but always end up gaining it back. But I am determined to get healthy and lose the weight. :)
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