Ladyfrog, Sarita thank you both for replying.
I do indeed have little golf shoe shod gremlins in my tummy, but they have invited along a really big hippo who likes to disco dance against my stomach all night. He has an alligator buddy who ocassionally drops by to do some slam dancing too..they are having a great old time!
The pain is just that I feel bloated, pregnant like my stomach is sticking out and it just gripes and cramps, occassional strong pain in right lower section like acid burn. Last night I took my BF's Zyprexa (for heartburn) for the first time and it helped a little, then 2 Ativan because I was anxious and upset and that calmed the cramping down a little. I actually got about two hours sleep. I also took some acidophilus this morning. I have only been eating soup for the last three days so no bowel movements.
Gosh, sorry about all that info! I have doc appt tonight after work and if he doesn't do anything new (I will try the running to the loo trick!) I will search for a new one. Thanks for the advice, and thanks for the understanding. It's nice to know I'm not alone.
Arggh! I saw my doctor and he told me it was my fault I have IBS. I am too anxious it seems and have to mend my ways. He prescribed me Endep. An tri-cyclic anti-dep ???? No way! He even lied and told me that it wasn't an anti-dep (he knows I can't take the side effects). I am so angry.
I have to wait at least two months on a wait list to see another doc unless I go into ER. Why do they do this?
Frustrated, sleepless and in pain.
Thank you all for the advice, empathy and support. It makes me feel so much better to come here and find people care and understand (((thanks all)))
Canyonbabe..they do prescribe Endep for IBS? I'm glad my doc isn't a complete nutter. Sadly I just cannot take anti-depressants. It makes my symptoms worse and turns me absolutley loopy. I'm in the same crazy boat as Lady Frog (well not crazy, just personality switch!). I have put myself on the waiting list for a new doctor, but it is generally a two month wait. I will not go back to see him again. He did say the IBS was my fault, he said I needed to change careers and calm down. ???
I usually take valium or xanax for my anxiety problems but because I was given the Endep my doc wouldn't prescribe me any valium. He said the Endep would calm me down (that's when alarm bells started ringing about the endep being an anti-dep).
I have been taking hot baths, eating light soups and getting massages from my beleaugured boyfriend! I'm getting accupuncture tommorow which often helps. I've never tried meditating in the toilet before! I think my happy place might be a beach in spain next to a big library (I'm a bookworm too) but the guys might need to be wearing boardshorts. Speedos? Ugh!
Thanks again guys, your support means the world..now off to re-heat my heat packs I go!