My partner has problems with IBS, her bladder and her sinus. Could they all be linked? Slightly worried it could be something very serious.
My partner has been suffering with IBS for years. After being diagnosed she was given the wrong medication for years things got really bad. She was admitted into hospital as they thought it might be endometriosis - lucky after an investigatory operation it proved that it was not. They mentioned that her bowl was full. So I did a little research and found this book
which I would recommend to anyone with IBS, and she started to self medicate and things have become a lot better, although still far from normal.
She has been diagnosed as having an under active bladder as well. She has asked if this is linked but as that diagnosis was done privately the NHS doctors seem to ignore it (although I am not sure there is anything that can be done).
Another odd symptom she has is that she struggles to breathe through her nose, is very phlegm-y (always can feel it down the back of her throat) and her nose runs a lot. This could be nothing but a few people have said that it sounds like a sinus problem which could indicate something else.
We have a few friends with auto immune diseases and they have show quite a lot of concern over her symptoms, which has made me worry.
My experience with the NHS has always been great, but she has really had bad doctors who will not listen.
She is Jewish, doesn’t eat red meat, is tired lots, is very anxious (I think that is because of all her problems), fairly active, slim (as in not over weight) and really very lovely.
If anyone has any advice or thoughts I would be really grateful!