I am at my wits end with my IBS-(D-mostly) although everchanging--with more gas--back pain and constipation symptoms every day. I have had worsening symptoms for over 20 years---and have tried every drug--diet-herb-probiotic-and medical test placed before me. What used to be a nuisance is now RULING my life--wrecking my career, family and social life. As I have I recently posted--I even sought Gastric bypass in August to alleviate symptoms. While happy to have lost 85 lbs so far-because I have no appetite after surgery and am limited to what I can eat--I can not eat the bulk veggies/fiber supplements etc I need that help with the IBS--so I have been nothing but miserable. I am constantly nauseous--bloated-abdomen--so tender--back pain so bad--I live with a heating pad--diarrhea-alternating with constricted-slender stools--non-stop cramping--even when I have not eaten for hours and hours--my intestines feel like they are pulling in different directions--many times up--instead of out. The doctors have not found anything that helps and this leads me to my question. I work in the pharmaceutical industry so I am aware of the risks with the drug Lotronex. Has anyone taken it or is on it now? This week my GI doc said that is my only option now and I am worried about trying it after having bypass surgery. I am feeling so desperate-because my job is in jeopardy---looking for anyone with some advice--please help!!!!!
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