Sorry no one answered you yet (they hadn't answered me on this particular IBS forum either about something really embarassing, so
I went to my anxiety forum and got real answers to something that has to do with IBS - go figure, but so grateful for my friends in
the anxiety forum.
I also am uninsured, so understand your predicament.
My thoughts are that you may have some type of parasite(sp?) - possibly from something you ate? Bad Sushi perhaps, or any raw food? Have you been losing any weight at all? The reason I ask is because tapeworm (which can grow many feet inside a person or animal) make a person
lose weight generally.
Do you have a clinic you might be able to go to on an emergency basis? I would take a stool sample with you showing the white
stripes/spots and that way they could analyze it pretty quickly, or send it out for analysis and probably have an answer for you
the next day.
(Please don't take offense, I care for special needs cats and when I get their fecal samples sent out, the answer/diagnosis is back
the very next day - I would hope it would be the same or quicker with an M.D.)
Keep us updated. I used to come here often under a different name, but lost my e-mail address and am on my friends' wireless
now so had to change my name here, too.
p.s. WELCOME TO HEALING FORUM!!! :-D