learned I have IBS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by thomasina, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. thomasina

    thomasina New Member

    Now what??? It hurts and I have to see a specialist in Sept.
    My belly is lumpy & hard, and totally out of whack. Pus I gained some weight, weird seeing as I hardly eat because of obvious reasons.

    Can anyone offer advice & why the pounds are coming??

    thommie
  2. dunnlb

    dunnlb New Member

    Have you tried an antidepressant? Anxiety seemed to be the cause of my IBS. When I started an antidepressant and became more relaxed, the IBS stopped.
  3. thomasina

    thomasina New Member

    But, I have taken anti-depressants for a while.

    Right now I'm on WellbutrinXL & Lexaro, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if stress/anxiety play their part in it. I am both.

    thommie
  4. nancyneptune

    nancyneptune New Member

    you with the IBS if I could! I have it too. I don't know how to fix it, and neither does the doctor. The only thing I can do is not eat. Then maybe I only have diarrhea twice a day instead of 6 times.

    P.S. See suzetal's thread on the same thing. IBS Diarrhea.[This Message was Edited on 08/25/2005]