For at least the past four/five years I've been suffering with what I assumed was IBS, I would constantly get awful cramps, and 9 times out of 10 would have to run to the closest toilet immediately. It's always been hard for me to go anywhere out of fear that it would start up again, but just recently (well, the past year or so) it's gotten so much worse. The cramps are terrible, but it is the loose stools that are really causing me the problem. I feel like I am constantly on the toilet, I'm too scared to leave the house unless I know I will have access to a toilet when I need it. Just taking my son to pre-school in a morning, and picking him up later has become a huge task for me, I feel on the verge of a panic attack every morning, and sometimes I don't even take him in it's that bad. I quit my job out of fear that I would have an attack whilst travelling there.
I know my only option is to go to the Doctors, but as I have quite bad social anxiety anyway I'm worried that it will all be blamed on that, and I won't be given any treatment for the IBS (if that is even what it is)
I take Imodium regularly, but that doesn't work some days.
I just wanted to know what it is I should say to my GP, and what treatment I might expect?