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I am a female who has been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome for 35 plus years. In the last two years my symptoms have gotten much more severe. I started having stomach problems at age 14. By the time I reached my mid twenties, the IBS had a major stronghold on me. I have had several tests to rule out cancer. Now I am in my late middle years with the IBS still plaguing me. I have no quality of life, because I am afraid to leave my house. I am afraid I won’t be able to find a bathroom quick enough. The symptoms are so severe that I have wanted to die. Here is a list of my symptoms:

Extreme cramping in my lower abdomen, right under my naval. Cramping so bad that I feel faint. Trembling, shaking, sweating, hyper salivation that leads to nausea. heart palpitations,slight dizziness, cold and hot feeling. Rapid bowel evacuation, diarrhea, sometimes constipation. These precede a bowel movement. After BM, there is a feeling of faintness and some weakness. This last for about an hour or less.There is no visible blood in my stools. My doctor has checked for blood. There are no parasites noted as well. There is a dread of going to the bathroom, because I know how much I will suffer. I also have GERD. I am taking Zantac for the GERD. My doctor has ordered a medication for the IBS, that I have not picked up from the pharmacy as of yet. My stomach feels like it has a volcano inside of it. There is a very unsettling feeling in my tummy as well. Life is no longer fun, and I wonder how much longer I can endure this horrible suffering. At least I know that I am not alone in my intense suffering. My heart goes out to every IBS sufferer out there. Please let me know what has worked for you. I would greatly appreciate it. I am so tired of this…

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