Bee227 Posted December 4, 2021 Report Share Posted December 4, 2021 I have suffered from IBS-C for at least 15 years. It became even worse after taking a few rounds of antibiotics 10 yrs ago. About 3 yrs ago I noticed my bra was rather suddenly completely uncomfortable around the band - like compressing my chest. And my waist bands were feeling tighter. I am a small person I weigh 125, eat really well no other issues. Realized I was getting bloating /distention in my stomach/abdomen basically everyday. Went to see GP they wanted to make sure it was not related to anything ovary related - which it was not so that is good. So I was put in the ibs category without any other testing. So tried to manage best I could on low FODMAP diet with minor results. I wake up every day with minor bloating in my upper stomach and it gets worse and worse all day until I go to sleep - wake up feel better but start the cycle again. I’ve been tested for celiac and that is negative. No other symptoms (no pain or weight loss etc) Fast forward another year of dealing with this and me asking for more help.. and I was prescribed linzess. Ok I am going to try it. I also asked for a referral to a gastroenterologist because it seemed strange there were no other possible things to investigate. (Blood work all came back normal) My gastroenterologist also said.. try linzess let me know how it goes in 30 days. Did this solve anyone else’s bloating issues? Does this sound like ibs? Are there other tests I should be asking for? I feel like I need to ask for specific help and tests which seems strange shouldn’t my doctors have more options for me? It is so hard to deal with this bloating every day. I just don’t want it to be something else more serious that no ones even looking for once your label IBS.. (Had colonoscopy 5 yrs ago/ upper endoscopy 9 yrs ago normal) Thank you for any help or ideas!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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