About a year ago I was diagnosed with AS. Since then I have put in SO much work to feeling better. And I am finally starting to feel more like myself each and everyday. I chose to take a more natural route when treating my AS, I became a vegan, take herbs, mediate, yoga, strict exercise routine, etc. with all these life changes my quality of life has improved tremendously. So much so, I just got back from a snowboarding trip that would have NEVER happening two years ago.
Even with my symptoms improving, in the past 6 months I started to notice some issues with my gut. It has happened three times and am unfortunately experiencing that fourth right now.
These episodes come out of now where and are completely unprovoked. I all of sudden feel violently nausea, which results in me vomiting or diarrhea for days. I have noticed that these episodes have only happened when I change my environment like going on vacation, going to an event, sleeping in a new bed, etc.
Marijauna has really helped the nausea when I am having an episode. I also have taken Zofran and Lorazepam to help calm my gut down as it feels like my gut is extremely inflamed or having some sort of panic attack. It is odd because I don't consciously feel anxious but my stomach is tight and in is in knots as if I am having a panic attack.
I am not sure if this is just me or something most AS folks deal with. This is still so new to me and I am SO young, I just need some help and advice on how to handle this. I appreciate any help and support I can get from this group!
Thank you all in advance for taking the time to reply!