- CASE FILE
I'm a 22 year old college student who has been suffering with this illness since I was three years old and no one really knows what's wrong.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Doctors have always told me that I just have IBS-C. I've even had a doctor tell me that it was all in my mind, but I recently had a diagnosis of IBD-Colitis. I was taking every single laxative and IBS drug you can think of in my opinion and I'm always being prescribed the same ones by different doctors. I've been telling them for years that those meds do nothing for me, except for kristalose, 20mg. Kristolose makes it easier to go, yet it gives me a lot of bloating and abdominal pain, but I'd rather have that than constipation. I've also recently received Bentyl for the muscle spasms, but the pain feels more than just a spasm. It's like sharp shards of glass stabbing my abdomen and my bottom. I have to bend over if I'm walking and most times I can't walk at all. I am anemic, so it's often that I feel weak and lately I've been very nauseous. Sometimes I think to myself that it could be due to my weight because I'm 5'6 and I weigh 215 lbs, yet I have been going through these problems for most of my life and I have been thin for most of my life. I didn't start gaining weight until I turned maybe about 19 or 20, and I'm just 22 so I threw that idea out of the window. It really makes me angry because all I want to do is just finish college, keep a job, get a car, move on my own, start a family you know basic stuff. And I just can't seem to do none of that most of the time. I'm always carrying pills with me and making sure I know where the restroom is everywhere I go. I'm afraid to go to the park or somewhere outdoors, because I think that I'm going to suddenly get sick and I can't reach the restroom in time. It really happens out of nowhere and It sucks!