My name is Alexander, I'm a 22 year old guy from Sweden who have recently undergone several tests, both in personal clinical interests and scientific interests, to see whether or not I have IBS. Sadly, it turns out I do. My experience with IBS is quite modest in comparission to some of the horror stories I read about here. You people truly have all of my support and sympathy!
I do have irregular bowel movements, and alternating constipation and diarréa. I do have swollen belly due to all the gas I'm producing, I do have occasional stomach pains and I do have this constant feeling of incomplete evacuation. The latter is, by far, the most annoying aspect of IBS which I have to deal with.
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And now let's go a little more on the topic:
Due to the fact that I could no longer eat the way I did before I experienced the horrors of IBS, I also lost the interest to exercise. You see, I find heavy weightlifting to be of interest to me, and I had been lifting weights in the gym seriously for about a year before I realized that something was wrong with my gut and butt. When I coudln't eat the way I was used to in order to put on muscles and pounds, I simpy didn't think it was fun anymore. I also stopped jogging, which was something I used to do to in order to make up for the fat I accumulated when weight lifting.
In short, I went doing weight training in the gym on mondays, wednesdays and fridays, and from doing approximitely 30-40 min jogging on tusedays and thursdays, to not exercising at all. Except for the hour I bicycle to and from work, and not counting the amount of walking and lifting I do in my job (I work at a warehouse), I didn't do anything in regards of exercise. This was until 3 weeks ago, when I started exercising according to the schedule I used to follow. The only thing I've changed is that I now follow Heathers diet plan a little more, and that I don't eat as much as before.
And I suddendly feel that the feeling of incomplete evacuation is worse now. So bad in fact, that I'm extremely annoyed by it constantly, and like many others with IBS it have a huge impact on my quality of life.
Bottomline, my question to you all is this: is it even possible that exercise could worsen the feeling of incomplete evacuation, or is it all in my head?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Seriegubben (08/24/12 09:16 AM)