I’ve had feacal incontinence and constipation all my life, it has completely ruined everything for me, I avoid going out with friends for long periods of times, sleepovers, swimming etc
I’ve always felt weird and a freak for this, but I know I can’t help it, I just want to not have this anymore. I know it will affect all my future relationships so I’m scared to get in one
I don’t know anyone else like me, only the family I live with knows about it of course, I just want to be able to live a normal life like everyone else
I haven’t been to the doctors in years because it’s embarrassing and my mum says they’re useless anyway
I’m currently really sick and in a lot of pain, feels like anything I eat just makes it worse, so I go days without eating much
For more information: I’m very thin, but I get bloated a lot, I struggle with mental health issues too which makes things worse maybe, I also have to wear diapers at night and pads during the day
Any advice or similar experiences will help, I feel completely alone and I’m scared I’ll be forever unhappy because of this problem
Faecal incontinence affects over 53 million people in Europe, so don’t feel weird or embarrassed by it! It is much more common than we think!
Have you heard of a food diary? This involves keeping a track of problem foods. Every time you have an accident, write down the food that you consumed and the affects of this to rule out intolerances.
Although you may not think seeing a Doctor could be useful, they can actually help you solve it completely by finding the underlying cause of this! They could help you find a food allergy that is unknown to you or recommend a treatment method.
How long have you been incontinent? Have you had any known accidents or events that could have triggered this?