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My IBS diagnosis!


Leea
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😷 Last year, I had stomach pains for 2 months straight. I wanted to die! I was trying all kinds of remedies, otc's, enemas, couldn't eat or drink, always throwing up, (lost 30 lbs) had 1 endoscopy, & 2 colonoscopies... when I had energy, I started researching my symptoms. Saw an IBS commercial & told my doctor that I think I have IBS & I wana take Linzess because my stomach pains were debilitating! Once I started taking Linzess, I had no more stomach pains😁 I'm eating pretty much everything in sight now & gained back my weight back🙈 Its ok though...I rather be thick then experience anymore stomach pains👍


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@Leea, I'm sorry you have had such a horrible time with IBS. That must have been terrible.

It's a sad day when we have to start educating our doctors and telling them what to do to help us. But thanks to your research, you found an answer.

Meanwhile, may I recommend changing doctors?

I am glad to hear Linzess has helped you so much. It's scary to lose so much weight. I know. I am skinny to start with, but used to be "healthy skinny" you know?

Now I weigh only 110lbs or so, and can't afford to lose weight. So I understand.

I wish you well, and hope you keep a healthy weight now and have fewer symptoms.

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Hi Esjie,

Thank you, wasn't expecting anyone to write me...cool! I don't see the endoscopist or colonoscopist anymore...they jus refill my meds. I have multiple specialists for my asthma, etc. Anywho, losing weight that way was unhealthy so hopefully it don't happen again! 110 use to be my weight in highskool...my health changed drastically after having kids but its ok. The Lord gets me through everything! I forgot to mention that hot water was comforting during those painful months so my gas bill skyrocketed. Its ok! I'm in a better place now. I hope you are well, staying safe, & thank you for reaching out😁

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  • 4 weeks later...

I so know the feeling.  I have always been skinny but have lost down to  89 pounds !  This is so frustrating.  Dr just changed my Bentyl to hyoscyamine (generic Levsin) while it helps - it does give me diarrhea - so it is still frustrating.

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