Hi I'm new here but wanted to share where I'm at. I've suffered with ibs for about 9 years. I was dismissed on a number of occasions from my dr. Being told it was all in my head. I have a very stressful full time job and am a mum and wife so have a hectic life. I have learnt to try and avoid situations I know I will have problems with but this has caused endless arguments at home - I struggle with long car journeys due to always needing the loo and as much as he try's to my husband just doesn't get it. I decided to go back to the dr in Jan and get some help - what did he do - put me on anti depressants - I'm not depressed I just struggle leaving the house without needing to go to the loo about 15 times!! I have now resorted to coping by taking Imodium after I promised myself I would never do this. I've tried 3 different dr's in the same surgery and none really seem bothered. I suggested maybe I have an intolerance to something and was told that it would take months if not years to determine that.
Is anyone else tired of trying to get help!?
Sorry - thanks for listening/reading