I suffer with Fibromyalgia for 40 years ( now 65 ) and I have ibs since last year . I was dealing with it well until I was informed I also had a urine infection with some blood . The doctor put me on a two weeks of antibiotics and now I have severe mucus and blood in my stools . I have also received shortec pain killers for lower back pain and 200mg of trimethoprim antibiotic, 2 per day for the infection .
Having the mucus and blood and running to the loo my doctor has now taken me off the antibiotic which was almost at an end . I did report after the first week to another doctor that the pills were having a side affect , but was informed to finish to course .
I was also given colofac which caused constipation and then went onto fybrogel powder, to be taken twice per to allow a balance need to go to the loo.
The problem seems to be with the antibiotic and the cock tail mix of other medicines . I feel the main issue today is that the surgery I attend you can never get the same doctor out of 8 in the practise .
Has anyone any suggestion on immediate self help that I could consider . I have provided a stool sample and await the result. The doctor feel that the antibiotics has caused some for of gastroenteritis issue similar to food poisoning effect . Any feed back on self help with the ibs would be appreciated.
I do agree with others in this forum , that on some visits to the doctor, and I appreciate they are busy. However , they react before reading your history of health issues hence pill pushing options.