Something has caused my IBS to flare up again. I have been in “remission” for months and I was hoping it would never come back.
I have no idea what set it off. My lower intestines burn like the fires of hell, I have horrible gas, and then tons of loose poop over and over for hours. It’s miserable. I know it’s IBS and not a virus because it’s the same old thing I’ve gotten repeatedly in the past from IBS.
I’ve discovered several triggers–rich dairy, fruit, and my rye allergy. But I didn’t eat any of those things. Maybe it was the Halloween candy consumed over the past few weeks. Too much chocolate?
I think it’s related to stomach acid because Zantac helps it.
I hate it. I hate it so much. I have plenty of things to do in my life that do not include hot burning intestines making me want to positively curl up and die.
I’m supposed to be getting a molar pulled tomorrow at the oral surgeon. The molar was damaged by my impacted wisdom tooth hitting it under the gum line, just above my jaw bone. You can only see it by x-ray. I had that wisdom tooth removed a couple of years ago and ignored this molar, but now it has to come out.
Now I’m having anxiety about still being sick at my stomach while having the tooth pulled. Dang it! I’m worried I’ll be too sick to go.
IBS is cruel and unusual.
I never had it until suddenly around age 17-18. I wish there was a cure.
Believe me, I have tried LOTS of things over the years including but not limited to eating gluten free (strictly, and for almost a year), seeing an herbalist, seeing multiple doctors, and even having my intestines x-rayed.
The doctors are never helpful at all. It seems like something I’m just stuck with.
I hope after this flare up it will go away again for a long, long time.