Meeting with the new doctor today at 3pm. I'm a nervous wreck!! Barely slept last night, and I can't stop thinking about all the horrible tests I know they're going to order on me. I'm trying SO hard not to panic and I keep telling myself that this time it will be different. That it's been 6 years and the medical field accepts and recognizes IBS as a REAL disorder now...there's better medicine and better care options now.
But I'm still scared and wishing I didn't have to go alone. :(
It was so much easier to go to the doctor the first time - before I knew how much the tests could hurt, and before I was told repeatedly that there was nothing anyone could do. This time I'm scared and no matter what I tell myself, that doesn't seem to be going away or getting better.
I dunno... keep those fingers crossed for me, I guess. Hopefully this guy will be able to help.
27yo Female, diagnosed with IBS in 2002. Taken lots of meds, but never got relief from any of them. Been subjected to too many tests to list, but never had a colonoscopy. I think that's the only one I'm missing. :p
GOOD NEWS!!! I found a new GI doctor and I'm seeing them for the first consultation on August 6, 2008! WISH ME LUCK!!