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|Thu, 04-15-2010 - 9:29pm|
I am 25 years old. Two years ago, I changed birth control and had some nasty side effects - anxiety, changes in bowels, loss of appetite, odd pains - it took a few months to figure out that the birth control was causing it all and I switched back to what I had been using before. All the other symptoms have disappeared, except for the changes in digestion. I mentioned it to my doctor at the last physical and he suggested it might be IBS, so to come back if I continue to have problems. I am going back, but I am wondering if anybody else has experienced similar symptoms?
I frequently have mushy, poorly-formed stools in the morning about 30 minutes after I eat. I start to get hot, queasy, crampy, and anxious if I don't go. Later in the day, my stools are harder. Sometimes, I can go a month feeling bloated and full, and then I'll be fine again for the next few weeks. I don't stress easily, but my digestive habits are now constantly on my mind. I am anxious about eating for fear of how my bowels will react. I don't always eat as healthy as I could or as consistently as I should, but that is nothing new, I've always been that way. Thoughts?