It had been about eight months of doctor visit after doctor visit and test after test. Several times, I was sent home and told that it’s just Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and I needed to take this or that pill to help manage it or maybe it’s all in your head. But I knew that something else was going on. I had felt ill before but never this long and not in this way. There was something going on in my body that was unlike anything I had experienced before, and I was determined to figure it out.