I was wondering if someone could help me. I am relucant to go to my GP as my symptoms are 'on and off' and often just a bit of nausea and feeling that I need to open my bowel constantly. Don't want to 'bother' them (plus it's a pain getting an appointment) I am 42 and female and I often have diarrhoea and have to go to the toilet 3x per day.... usually worse in the evening. I however put this down to my diet (too much coffee, junk, dairy - I suspected a mild dairy intolerance, spicy foods or alcohol!) If it's too bad I adjust my diet to cut out the junk for a few weeks and I feel a lot better. I have however lately been constipated which is very unusual for me and my appetite has reduced severely. I have had to almost force myself to eat despite feeling very nauseous. I've also gone from being constipated to diarrhoea again, so much so that my anal area is very sore from being wiped so often (sorry) I currently have a bit of fever too....not sure whether what I have got at the mo is a mild 'bug' or virus or something else. I don't take any meds at the mo other than a mild antihistamine for allergies. I have identified some foods that make my symptoms worse over the years so I avoid these where I can (coffee in excess, cream, Ice cream....absolutely can't have, very spicy foods, too much cheese!) I would be very grateful for any insight as the 'churny' feeling in my stomach and nausea is getting me down. Thank you.