I've suffered with BAD (Bile Acid Diarrhoea) for years, for as long as I can remember. Especially as child I always remember in school I was always running out of the classroom to go to the toilet all the time. I couldn't stop defecating and things and it was really antisocial at school when I was a small boy.
I was always told by doctors that I had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and I was to take fibre gel and change my diet and it's always been there. It's always been the issue and that's always been the view of many doctors and health professionals.
So I went for further tests again, which is when I went to the University Hospital in Coventry, in Warwickshire and saw a different Gastroenterologist there who straight away said "I think you've got BAM (Bile Acid Malabsorption)". There's no point me doing any more endoscopy's or colonoscopy's because I'm pretty sure you've got BAM (Bile Acid Malabsorption)".
I had the scan booked and went along to that.
Definitely having the diagnosis and having the Bile Acid Diarrhoea under control, to a degree, has helped with self-esteem, my own life, my own career and my family life because I can get out and do what I need to do.
Listening to other peoples' stories can really help you to come to terms with life with BAD and realise you're not alone.
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