The last few months I have noticed when I enter a grocery store, if I am in there for more than 10 or 15 minutes I have the urge to use the bathroom. I usually am in there for 5-10 minutes, stopping halfway through shopping just to go. Sometimes it takes a second trip to fully relieve myself.
The last week and a half, I have noticed little pains just below my rib cage. They would come and go, and they were on both sides, not just the left or the right. This week, those areas felt very sore, and hurt to the touch. It isn't agonizing pain, but just enough to realize that something hurts. Wednesday I was so bloated and uncomfortable I went and got some Pepto. Once I took that, the next morning I felt MUCH better. I was having a hard time using the bathroom for the past few days, which is nothing abnormal when I am about to start my menstral cycle.
I've never had any type of pain like this. I work as a legal secretary, and the past 6 weeks or so the job has been stressful. Everyone in the office has stomach issues and they all say it is because of the field we are involved in. I told the girl I work with my symptoms and she swears it is ISB. She said she would get that tenderness rigth below her rib cage too, and it was from IBS.
I'm eating correctly, better than I was when I was in college 2 years ago, and I exercise about 3 times a week. I have never experienced anything like this. I was becoming very scared. Does this sound like IBS?
I have been reading on line about a product called "Digestive Advantage - Intensive Bowel Support" It is a probiotic and the best place to look is at Amazon.com - There are about 210 reviews on this stuff and they mostly are POSITIVE : ) It is about $23.00 for 96 capsules - I just ordered and received it - I understand that it can take up to 14 days to work! I am praying this works as I have severe IBS-D Hope this helps you : )
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