Okay I'm new here so I apologise for anything wrong.
I have not yet been diagnosed with ibs but I have all the symptom's of someone suffering - mine seems to be brought on by stress and white bread, coffee,pasta ( these are the things I have noticed so far ) when I went to the doctor about seeing if I do have ibs the doctor very 'kindly' said oh yeah it does sound like ibs.
But I wanted to find out if anyone else gets what I get and how they manage ect.
Sometimes, it's so bad that I feel like I'm going to pass out while on the toilet, I become very light headed, feel boiling hot but have goose bumps.
Other times I cry in pain from the cramps and the struggling to go.
I get waves of stomach cramps which come and go until I can get safely to a bathroom when I get these cramps I get chills and hot flushes and have shouted in pain.
I can use the bathroom anything between 3-10 times a day with being in there for 10/20 or even 30 minutes at a time which is very exhausting.
I have struggled over the past three years with working when it's playing up as I do have to use the bathroom so often and for a long period of time, which has resulted in some comments from colleagues.
When it plays up it normally lasts anything between 1 day - to weeks on end which makes it difficult to lead a normal life as I constantly have to plan if a bathroom is going to be around.
These are just a few things I find difficult, does anyone else get any of these? And how do you cope?