Hallo there iv had lovely supportive and helpful posts from all on here and just wanted to share my follow up to show im among the many who have now been let down and left to their own devices. So the last time i posted i was in the middle of a terrible flare up constant bloody mucusy diarrhea from 3am onwards feeling so ill i wasnt eating and when i did eat the stomach pain bloating gas acid etc was unbearable and i went to gp twice the 2nd time getting very emotional as iv had problems for around 14years now. She was fab and agreed my lower abdomen was very tender and she felt it may be IBD and finally after ruling out coeliac etc with blood test she referred me to gastroenterology. I didnt have much hope as i have no faith in medics whatsoever after going theough this nightmare. And i was right the gastroenterologist was a condescending soso to be polite. He spoke to me for max 15mins. Told me i had not given him cause for worry. He asked if my work was stressful i said it was but i loved it very much. He then said he thought that was my problem and coukd i change jobs i replied no its not an option. He then said i obviously had my limitations to changes i could make as he had limitations to what he coukd do for me and since iv tryed all meds all he could do was offer an anti sickness tablet??i dont get sickness?? And to put my mind at rest he woukd give me a stool sample kit but he didnt expect anything from it and didnt feel i warranted another consultation so he would followup with a phonecall in 2months time. As i was leaving he said oh u could try this and handed me a fodmap diet sheet which i already have. And that was that. Iv never felt so undervalued in all my life and i dont think i woukd ever have the confidence to ask for another appointment again. Ibs is officially a living hell and i beleive ill have it all my life. What a thought. I truly hope some day it will become more investigated than it is now icant think how many more of you must feel as i do right now and my heart goes out to you all.
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