I've had, or so my GI specialist says, IBS with chronic diarrhea for 3 months straight now without 1 normal BM. Yes, it is terrible to deal with! I totally understand where you're coming from. You are fortunate to have friends that understand. I have a husband that just doesn't "get it" and thinks that this "poo" problem is "all in my head". He may be right, but it's "real" to me.
My family Dr. recommended that I see a thearapist to see if it helps with my "nerves" and anxiety. Maybe you could try it? I have my first meeting with the thearapist tomorrow. I'm hoping that he can help me "manage" this problem and ease my mind and nerves. They say that nerves trigger IBS too. As long as we are worried, anxious and nervous, it the IBS may never get better.
I can let you know how it goes tomorrow.
Hey, thanks for that, i didnt know about calcium therapy so i will look into it :) And i also didnt realise there was a test to tell u weather ur lactose intolerant or not, ive been off milk for three weeks now and i dont think its made a difference and i loveeeeee milk so ill go take the test and see if i can have it again haha.. any other info from anyone would be great. the doctors ive been to seem to have nooo idea about IBS or what to do..grrrrr