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Digestion issues

  • By Marie89

    Hi, I’m not sure if I have ibs or not, but I wanted to see if anyone else has similar symptoms. I’ve been to 2 specialists and things just aren’t getting better.

    3 years ago after having my first child, I developed hemorrhoids. It was on and off for a few months and then I noticed digestion issues. There was never a rhyme or reason (eating or drinking certain things) but would just randomly feel the need to go to the bathroom. And it had to be right then. It seemed to be mostly gas. About a year and a half later I got pregnant with my second. The problem still continued on and off until about a month before my daughter was born. Things completely cleared up and I no longer had any issues. But after having her, the hemorrhoids and eventually digestion issues came back. Now over a year later I’m still suffering.. There are days when I don’t have many problems at all, but there are others that are really bad. I’m always fearful of going anywhere or doing anything because I never know when it’ll hit. It’s neither diarrhea or constipation… Just gas, then cramping and I’m able to go with a normal consistency. But once I go I’m totally fine with no more pain.

    Night time can be the worst. It seems like I can only lay on my back.. If I turn any other way, the urge to go to the bathroom hits and I’m constantly having to get up. I very rarely have a whole night of uninterrupted sleep.

    Both specialists just recommended increasing my fiber intake, but this didn’t help. I’m hoping things eventually get better like they did last time, but I wanted to see if anyone else had similar issues.