I'm a healthy 30 year old with a toddler and busy life. Thoa has been my life for at least 3 months.
Wake up with a stomach ache, feeling sick and like I need to rush to the toilet. Don't actually need the loo.
Have breakfast, which is a struggle as I feel so sick. During the morning I usually do go to the toilet. This is a normal healthy stool, not loose. During the day at least 7/8 times I feel like I am going to have bad diarrhoea. I never do. In the evening while watching tv I lay down and I can feel what I can only describe as 'a baby' moving around in my stomach. This must be gas.
Occasionally, no more than 3 times a month I wake up with a stabbing pain in my stomach which feels a lot like food poisoning.
So I go To my dr, he feels my stomach and I had a full blood test done....everything normal. I go back again a month later and say I've been reading about ibs, could it be that. He said no....because you go to the toilet regularly. So I ask what is the next step in finding out what is wrong with me, because my life is being stressful and the stress is making all the symptoms worse. He's offered me antidepressants.
I don't know if I have ibs. If the dr is right. What I should do. All I know is.....waking up each day feeling this way is making me dread waking up. The anxiety and depression are related to how I feel. They are not causing the symptoms.