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Irritable Bowel Syndrome


My morning started with going to the bathroom only for it to turn into torture. Back and forth worst every time. Clutching for dear life, feeling like I was in labor. I’m blowing out doing breathing exercises to keep calm. I wanted to call out for someone but let’s me serious, I couldn’t, because I’m in the middle of having a bowel movement I can’t have someone holding my hand… But it was painful, didn’t think I would be able to make it through this moment. 

 Finally it calmed down. I had been bloated now for what seem to be weeks and my stomach looked as if I could’ve been like 7 or 8 months pregnant. 

On the bright side after it was all over I weighed myself and had lost 4lbs. 

I have to laugh to keep from crying. Other than that my day is going well and I’m happy. 

A Laxative Day

May 29, 2014

Laxative Day

I took a laxative pill yesterday that didn’t kick in until today, but at least I slept good last night. This morning through, my stomach began cramping and it was on.

Off and on all day, cramps and then to the bathroom. Hopefully I will feel lighter on my feet after it’s over.

Another problem I’m having today, which has been an issue all week, is my left leg and knee. Aching and stiff the pain just won’t go away. Stretching hasn’t helped, makes it worst, and moving it around makes things snap, crackle and pop; that gives a short relief but I don’t think its good when your joints pop though.

Overall, if you take out running back and forth to the bathroom, my day is going okay. Fatigue is slowly kicking in day by day, because of Premenstrual syndrome.

“Many people with IBS take laxatives to help them go to the bathroom. But laxatives may offer limited relief and can be harmful if taken regularly for weeks at a time.
Laxatives work well for occasional constipation, but they don’t treat all IBS symptoms such as stomach aches and bloating. Also, some laxatives can be habit-forming and harmful in the long run.”


Urinary Frequency

May 17, 2014

Overactive and irritable bladder

Urinary Frequency
“Urinary frequency and abdominal bloating is quite common amongst fibromyalgia patients, particularly women. This symptom causes you to feel as if you have to urinate constantly, and can result in you having to visit the washroom several times a day. Some fibromyalgia sufferers find that they have to urinate as frequently as every 20 minutes. Urinary frequency can also disrupt sleeping patterns, as it typically causes you to wake up to go the bathroom.”

I don’t want to drink anything when I go out because I will need to urinate frequently. And it’s the worse when you have to keep going to the bathroom. I feel so horrible and screwed up so much that I have no idea what’s all going on with me. Am I able to take in as much water as I’m letting out? I don’t know. I feel as if I’m not but also I am retaining water, even though I’m urinating to what I feel is too much. But it depends on how much I drink, it’s worse at night when I’m trying to rest.
And getting dry mouth while sleeping, having to wake up because I feel like I’m going to choke. Just drinking a few sips of water and then going back to bed, it starts my bladder up. Right when I’m sleeping so good, I have to get up and pee.
I am who I am but sometimes I think would it really be so much better to be like someone else and feel “normal” I wish I didn’t think about myself so much in this way. And be like everyone else and just forget about it. But if I just brushed it off, I may be slowly killing myself faster and not knowing it. If I just said every pain means nothing and pop pills and say in okay, what would that do.


Backed Up

April 23, 2014

Backed Up

Constipation, what a pain in the butt right. Well today I am feeling it, but anyone who has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) knows that this is something that happens. Left pelvic pain was horrible last night, I was able to fall asleep around three in the morning.
Woke up feeling the need to have to go, feeling backed up and went to the bathroom only to find that nothing was going to come out, but I could feel it there. I pushed a little but I knew I shouldn’t force it, I could feel my butt muscles tight and tense. When I wiped myself there was blood, maybe blood clot (I’m not sure.)
Not being able to have a bowel movement really hurts and I have an headache, along with cramping around pelvic, butt and lower back.
It’s so weird I’m getting fatigued as I write this right now, so hope I will be able to go soon. One of the ways of course that is very important is to drink plenty of water everyday, at least eight glasses. And I can’t seem to get pass maybe three, and when I try to force myself to drink all the water I should; it’s just too much. And the more I drink the more I urinate.

“What Is Constipation?
Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements ranges widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day; others, only one or two times a week. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is too long. After three days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass.”

What Are the Symptoms of Constipation?
Symptoms of constipation can include:

Infrequent bowel movements and/or difficulty having bowel movements
Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include:

Changes in bowel movement patterns.
Bloating and excess gas.
Pain the lower belly.
Mucus in stools.

Bowel movement patterns:
When you have IBS, your pattern of bowel movements may be different over time. Two or more of the following may happen:

Bowel movements may occur either more often (diarrhea) or less often (constipation) than usual. For example, you may have more than 3 bowel movements a day or less than 3 a week.
Bowel movements may differ in size or consistency. They may be hard and small, pencil-thin, or loose and watery.
The way stools pass changes. You may strain, feel an urgent need to have a bowel movement, or feel that you haven’t completely passed a stool.
You may have bloating or a feeling of gas in the intestines.


What’s Your Pain Limit

January 9, 2014

What’s Your Pain Limit

I got over the hump now it’s Thursday and I must change my routine a bit. Instead of early morning workout, I will do afternoon housing cleaning. Remember it’s all about being active, as long as you are moving and even breaking a sweat, it’s a good workout. I had to change up because I was sick to my stomach with cramps that break one down to tears last night think it was IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) I needed more rest and sleep, with fatigue and the days of menstrual cycle on its way, all my body wants to do is sleep. For me the symptoms can start as early as two weeks before. I still have a positive outlook, I just need to take it a little easier, so then I will be able to turn it bak up a notch later. I was very worried a bit since last night when I felt my body seeming as if it was taking revenge on me. The doubt came because I feared I would not be able to workout today. After I was able to finally calm my nerves enough and fell asleep, I woke with some relief but still not as good as I had been the past days. I came across the perfect message this morning and it helped me remember what my mind should be focused on. And reminded me of how dangerous my own thoughts can be to myself.

“The Danger of Small Mindedness”
You can’t listen to doubt talk, fear talk or worry talk: even if it’s your own words. Your mind hears what your mind thinks. By what you think, soon your body will react to your thoughts of how you see and think of yourself. You can change your mind with just one thought, its all it takes that one step. So as a man think if in his heart; so he be it. FLUSH OUT YOUR MIND and allow new healthy, prosperous, positive and love flood your thoughts. Don’t allow people around you to speak fear, worry & doubt into your ear; change the subject/channel. TUNE INTO THE MIND OF THE LORD. We have the mind of Christ therefore let us think as Christ does and then we can feel as if we can do anything in Jesus name Amen.

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