Have I ever mentioned I think I have it? No, wait, make that pretty sure I have it, especially after reading forums from other people who have the exact same symptoms I get.
I know I posted about going to Urgent Care some years ago and they didn’t find anything wrong. They gave me pain pills, didn’t really help. They ended up sitting on a shelf in the kitchen for years and I took my Correctol (laxatives help - I get hit with the constipation symptom) and Excedrin. But this was before IBS was such a huge thing, with so many people having it. I like that there’s more information about it and that I’m not alone with it. And that it’s not life threatening, just hugely painful. Lay on the sofa, not moving painful. And sitting on the toilet could be excruciating.
Sometimes it lasts for a couple of days, after we lost Wally and Lisa, it lasted for months. It was horrible.
It hit me again Wednesday morning, after we got back from our walk. I’m finally feeling better and right now, I’m going to go watch an episode of the Sopranos while riding my exercise bike since we haven’t walked since last Wednesday.
Now that I can move without so much pain, exercise does help. Like when I pull out the big vacuum and work that around or fold laundry and put it away, the act of moving really seems to help loosen up whatever internal body parts that are giving me grief.