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    cw: toilet stuff. sorry

    i'm so humiliated and discouraged it's unreal. my body won't let me have the basic human dignity of keeping my bathroom habits to myself.

    i live with a roommate and have IBS. tonight i clogged the toilet, for the second time at this apartment. we still haven't bought a decent plunger, and that's on both of us.

    so i waited a half hour for the water level to go down, in order to try other unclogging methods. but IBS wasn't done slapping me around. i had to go so urgently that i had no choice but to use the clogged toilet.

    i hoped against hope that the clog had resolved itself and it would flush this time. it didn't.

    my roommate has gone to bed, and now i'm stuck staying up, feeling weak and bad, waiting for the (now dirty to the point of being opaque) water to go down again. to try unclogging again. probably in vain. and roommate will wake up tomorrow morning to the horrible, vile, disgusting mess i've made.

    i can't describe how ashamed i am, how guilty and gross and subhuman i feel. she'll tell me it's okay, but it's not. it's not. nothing about this is okay.


    #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #CrohnsDisease #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #GastrointestinalDiscomfort

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    I’m struggling to find ways to add calories so that I can maintain weight. I can sometimes do 1500 on a good day but it’s tough!! I simply can’t eat enough to get the 1800 I’ve read I’m supposed to have at my age (55) and activity level (mildly active, frequently bedbound ). Having Gastro is so frustrating. I’m so stressed. :( #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #Gastroparesis

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    Anyone else experience this?

    I was wondering if anyone else has flare-up…cycles? If so, do you know why?
    For me, I have GI symptoms, muscle and joint symptoms, and neurological symptoms associated with my condition. When I begin a flare up, the GI symptoms flare at once, then once that flare ends, it triggers a joint flare, then when that one ends, it triggers the neuro flare up. Like, each category has to flare before the whole thing is over. Is there a reason? #autoimmune #chronic #Seizure #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #Jointpain #Inflammation

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    My day today

    Been feeling lousy with a Fibro flare. Now, on top of everything r we lose, I’ve got a touch of food poisoning. Either that or my IBS has decided to be particularly naughty today.
    I’m in bed, my bed buddy Grimace snoozing quietly beside me, reading a book by Hunter S. Thompson. This is my day. #Fibromyalgia #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #Gastroparesis #PeripheralNeuropathy #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #DistractMe #MightyBookClub #MightyPets

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    Fibromyalgia and other neurological disorders. Where did it all start? Why?

    Found this meme in my FB memories this morning. Apparently the 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. These symptoms have been around longer than modern science. How many of us are empaths who can (or seem to) absorb pain from other things? People, animals, anything? And if so, how many of us know how to safely dispose of that pain? To get it out of our bodies? How many of us are helpers, healers, nurturers (or were until the pain became so great we retreated to our safe aloneness and self isolation? How much of the mind/body connection connects the pain and body’s self destruct and the mind’s’forgetting’ with what energies we absorb around us? If a good many of us are, perhaps it is an avenue worth exploring, yes? #Fibromyalgia #chronic pain #Depression #Anxiety #GastrointestinalDiscomfort

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    A flower a day heals the soul.

    I find writing down a gratitude list everyday helps me feel better about my situation. Has anyone else tried that, or would like to! #Fibromyalgia #Anxiety #ADHD #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #InvisibleIllness #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #hopefortoday


    No help for you! Love, NHS.

    From April to November 2021, I sought help. I sought it for so long that things settled down by themselves. So when I finally saw a consultant, he thought that was just great. No further examinations needed, eh? That failed endoscopy you had? No need to reschedule it! Everything the previous consultant suggested (due to a series of mishaps, I ended up seeing a upper GI consultant, not a lower GI one) he said didn't sound necessary.

    As someone who lost a lot of weight last year & who has fibro, causing chronic fatigue, I've also had to give up wheat & dairy. Upper GI consultant "I recommend seeing a dietician."
    Local NHS services - "Screw that. Referral denied."
    I thought if a consultant suggested you get a procedure, you got it. I didn't even know referrals could be denied. I swear it feels like the NHS is dedicated to shutting me out for as long as I live. #AcidReflux #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #GastrointestinalDiscomfort

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    Do you get bouts of diahrrea?

    As well as constipation, I’ve now begun to have bouts of diahrrea with my symptoms. Does anyone else with Gastroparesis have diahrrea ? Is this ‘normal’? I also have Gerd, amongst a laundry list of other diagnoses.
    #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #Gastroparesis #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease