Well after my initial stool test results came back my Doc was happy that I only had IBS. He said the normal number they look for is 50 in regular bowel movements, mine came in at 58. However 2 weeks on he said I have to have another test to double check. Just dropped off the sample and now I can guarantee the anxiety will kick in and make me feel worse! One reassuring thing was he said for something like Crohn's disease or Colitis the reading would of been in the 300-400 mark.
Anyone know what this number is that they are looking for?
I still can't make sense of it though as last weekend after being really good with food, relaxing as much as I could and even taking a couple of Lopermide before I went to bed Thursday I had 3 whole days of normal (yes normal) movements. Silicogel has helped but i'm not perfect still by any means.
My Doc has also told me to make an appointment to see someone to discuss the anxiety and mild depression that IBS gives me. I'm all for finding any remedy I can. My father (I've not seen him for roughly 15 years) is bipolar and left my mother when I was 18 months old. Once I told him this he wanted me to speak with someone to see whats going on as he said my IBS can be brought on by my anxiety attacking a weak point.
Am I a mess or what? I feel like I'm normal but even my other half wants me to go through this to see if we can get me back to being me!
Anyone have any opinions?