I have been labelled with IBS for a few years now and I know my own body and can’t help but think there is something else going on.
My doctors keep dismissing anything I suggest and I’m getting tired of the fight.
To explain, I very rarely if ever, suffer from constipation. I wouldn’t say excessive wind is really a big issue.
What I do get is excruciating, and I mean EXCRUCIATING stomach pain shortly followed by extremely violent diarrhoea. These pains never come without ‘D’. They can appear at random, I can be walking happily down the street and then suddenly be attacked by it. I’m currently in a bad week and have had SEVEN attacks like this. My stomach goes brick hard and swollen into a spasm and then it’s just violently ill. (Sorry for TMI but for context it is water)
I also suffer from on and off acid reflux.
I have read up on things like leaky gut, bile acid malabsorption etc and I am convinced that IBS may not be my issue. I rarely meet people who have the same symptoms as me.
For further context, it’s like my body cannot digest properly. When I am ill, I can see whole food in it (sorry!) but usually salad leaves, skin of vegetables, seeds etc.
I am fed up of people saying ‘it’s just pooing’ and it is reaalllyyyy really not! The pain is 100% the worse part (and the fact I could have accidents).
Is anyone else like this or have any suggestions?