Newly Diagnosed College Kid -- HELP
IBS threatens Softball Career
I am 18 years old, a freshman and living my dream of playing college softball. However, I've been suffering from severe stomach pains, nausea, and diarrhea since March of my senior year.
I have gotten progressively worse and in December I was finally diagnosed with severe ibs-d after ruling every thing else out.
I cannot tolerate gluten, dairy, or fried food and anyone knows that living at college with such diet restrictions is very difficult. I cannot drink and most nights cannot find the energy to leave my bed. I have very supportive best friends who try and help me to the best of their abilities but there is only so much they can do.
My softball career is threatened because I take 7 pills a day that completely wipe my energy out and the lack of food does not help. I drink protein with water 3 times a day to get my 3 meals and nothing is helping my energy levels.
I do not know what to do anymore. I feel depressed and cry constantly. Softball has been my entire life since childhood and now I am seeing my dream disappear before my eyes.
My mom talks constantly of pulling me out of school but I cannot imagine having this all taken away. Someone please help.