Im new to the whole IBS thing and I’m curious how many other people deal with the kind of things I have been dealing with lately. Here’s my story; I’m 36/male. I don’t have the best diet but I’ve been trying my hardest to eat healthier. I take meds that back me up. And even though I do that for the most part I can have a bowel movement almost daily. But there are times I will go 2-3-4 days with nothing and I get intense pains until I can have a movement.
This morning I was asleep, I wake up at 7 to get kids off to school, but I was jolted awake out of a dead sleep to some of the most painful cramps I’ve ever experienced. These were low and deep in my mid abdomin. It felt like I was being stabbed with a burning knife and it was being twisted through my insides. If I moved a certain way it would get worse or if I went to fetal position it would help a little. My anxiety automatically kicked in and I was hyperventilating and felt like I was going to pass out. I rushed to the bathroom to sit and try….pray…for something to happen. I was roasting up and freezing cold. I was super shaky and lightheaded. I was sweating and clammy. I was freaking out big time. This isn’t the first time this has happened but this was the worst. And of course my anxiety told me this was it this was the time I have been fearing the past few years and my wife was going to find me keeled over on the toilet Elvis style. I had to open the window to let the sub zero wind blow in to wake me up and get me thinking in the moment. I put my headphones in and found a mindfulness meditation and got myself to calm down enough to not think I was dying. It took everything I had to sit on the toilet and finally I had a small movement. It wasn’t much but it was enough to relive some of the pain. Enough to where I could stand up and walk to the other side of the house. But it came right back and I ended up in the fetal position in the middle of the floor. I spent the next 2 hours in and out of the bathroom hoping and praying something would happen because I knew if I could get something out this pain would stop.
Sorry this was detailed and long. I’ve never sat and wrote it all out like this before. Just saying it to no one makes me feel better about it. But does anyone else deal with crippling debilitating can’t move think your going to pass out and die pains in the lower mid part of your stomach???