Few odd symptoms and really not sure so could use advice.
Was diagnosed with IBS about a year ago, no checks or tests just GP opinion so not even sure on this.
I frequently get a bloated stomach and a little less often I have stomach pains, loose stools to the point of liquid at times, have little warning on needing the toilet. This can often come on a day or two after something stressful but sometimes it is there without any stress in my life.
Last week I have been itching and its getting worse. I get this occasionally on hands and feet and always thought it was from taking the dog to the country park as often coincided. I have been taking dog out for last 5 weeks as hubby has broken ankle but itching has only just started. It is also on the inside of my thighs, upper arms and shoulder blades. It feels so bad that I have scratched until bleeding several times already. Allergy tablets do ease this but have been taking those for 3 days now and trying to resist the urge to scratch which is unbelievably difficult.
In addition to this I do get irregular bleeding which has been investigated before and they confirmed it wasn't cervical cancer and then I got pregnant so they stopped looking and despite asking I've had no follow ups and this year the bleeding has been longer and more frequent although nothing for the last month or so.
Could all these symptoms be related? could the itching be a food allergy?
Is there a way to make GP check me properly or get a referral for food allergy testing short of going back every few days as I have two toddlers one of which has sleep problems, autism? and anxiety a husband with anxiety and I do work as well. I simply don't have the time or energy to fight with a GP that doesn't want to listen and will give me anti depressants for any ailment.