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I listed some of the common symptoms in a previous post, but I thought I would add my personal experience when it comes to symptoms. Over the years I have suffered from IBS, I have developed a number of different symptoms. Please add in the comments if you have suffered similar or even other symptoms.
- Cronic Depression
- Moving Cramps
- Cloudy Urine & Urinary Tract Infections
- Anal Tearing and bleeding
- Bloating & excess gas
- Muscular & Joint pain
- Back Ache
- Loss of Sleep
- Extreting Mucas
- Burining during urination
IBS is one of those things where if you don’t have it, you cannot begin to understand what it is like. Very little is known about IBS amongst the general public, but I shall summarise as best I can.
Although not a terminal condition, the symptoms of IBS are no joke. The main symptoms are stomach pains/cramps, Diarrhea and constipation. The lesser of the two are a well known inconvenience and bring there own amount of issues, such as sores from excessive wiping and tearing to the anus and colon. The biggest issue with IBS is the cramps, it has been noted that the amount of pain experienced by IBS sufferers has been known to extend beyond child birth and can easily cause a person to pass-out or faint. A typical attack can last anywhere from an hour to a few years, I personally had an attack which lasted 6 months.
Whilst the symptoms of IBS vary from person to person, the most common are:
- Chronic Abdominal Pain / Cramps
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Water Retention
Many people may suffer all the common symptoms, or just a few of them and symptoms can change, dissappear and reappear over time. Also the intensity of each symptom varies for each sufferer. I personally have had such sever cramps that I have blacked out, whilst other people experience a minor discomfort.
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a gastrointestinal deasease that effects nearly 1 in 10 people. There is very little useful information available online and alot of sites lead to a false product or information, so I started this blog of my personal experiences.
“I developed sever IBS when I turned 18 and I suffered for along time until I learnt the in’s and out’s of the deasease from experience. I hope my writings on this blog will help other sufferers get back into a normal life, I also hope that others will contribute so we can build up a better understanding of this desease.”