Hi gacatlanta,Welcome to HealinWell!
I am so sorry to hear how much IBS is troubling you and impacting your life. I really hope you will find the help you are looking for here.For starters, I can't believe your specialist (I assume a gastroenterologist?) told you to wait a year before going back. What a quack! You need help. Maybe finding a new doc wouldn't be a bad idea.Have you tried calcium and probiotics religiously? It is imparative to be consistent when taking anything for IBS. Instead of eating yogurt to get your necessary probiotic intake, have you tried the supplements? Taking at least 5 billion live cultures a day wouldn't be a bad idea for you.Same goes for calcium. Did you take calcium with magnesium? Magnesium works to counteract the constipating effects of calcium. Maybe you can get a brand without magnesium. Have you read lnape's post about how to take calcium? It is long and extremely informative. Here it is if you haven't already seen it:
What about good ol' fashioned Imodium? Do you ever take it to give you a break?
I really hope we'll be able to help you here. Take care.
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