Hello my name is Joseline, I have been diagnosed with IBS since 2001, then I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008 along with severe ongoing chronic pain and endometriosis. I have had three surgeries total; one myomectomy for six fibroid’s that they found, the second surgery was a laparoscopy for scar tissue, and the third surgery was for huge cyst removal because my intestine was stuck together. Since this last surgery in 2013 they left me with a dislocated bone in my back because I was placed on the surgery table in the wrong placed, which left me with excruciating lower back pain.
I am a mental health practitioner and a dance instructor and I just returned back to work in the beginning this year, but I was still teaching dance part time despite of my pain. I have been on every heavy pain narcotics you can think of and I decided to go cold turkey last year after my surgery. Now I am struggling with the excessive bloated I am not sure if it’s the IBS or endometriosis. The chronic pain is coming back little by little, but I can take it, I have strong stamina for pain. I refuse to go back on any pain medicine when my last doctor provided me with methadone which I was shocked when he said I can try to have kids while being on methadone, that’s when I decided to take a stand and go cold turkey.
Can anyone help me with how you deal with the excessive bloated because I went from a size five to a size eight which I have never been this size in my life. I am pretty sure there is someone out there who can help me with this, believe me I have tried everything I mean everything. I am allergic to meat, no dairy product, I have even tried diet programs as well, and I don’t eat at all at this point but still am bloated. I have been a vegetarian for 13 years and I still don’t understand what’s going on with the bloating. Please help because I have been fighting for myself for several years now and I am tired at this point.
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.