Wow, it is bad having IBS alone but to have what you have on top of it, it's just not fair. Maybe the answer is finding a new doc to look over your meds and get you on the right combination of drugs that will work for you. I have known people that are going through what you are and it just took the right doc and the right meds to give them peace in their lives.
Just know that you are never alone in this struggle. I think that I remember you saying that you are young. So I know and have faith that you will get the help you need with your struggle. Its just so hard with the IBS alone that having other difficulties just kind of pushes you to the brink. So keep praying to God as I do many times a day, and we may not get the answers that we think we should get but we know that God is good and he alone will give us the strength to continue on.
I have had the worse 2 weeks ever, with my intestines so swollen and they wont go down. So drank a bottle of Citirus Mag this morning so I am playing the waiting game for it to work. I know that the added stress that I am going through with my father on his death bed has made it worse. I am still waiting for my referrel to another GI specialist 3.5 hrs away, and that is taking forever to come through. That alone is so disappointing to be waiting for a simple phone call for 2 months, so I call every day to bug them to get it done.
Sometimes I think that I am weird I pray every night for me to be normal and have a BM on my own daily like other people. Something that simple would greatly improve my life, plus I pray for my intestines to mellow out.
I too avoid people and keep to myself a lot because I am sick daily with this and just don't want to be around anyone when I am sick with this. I hate being the sick friend all the time because that is just not me normally. But I have had IBS since 93 and use to have D and now for 4 years its C...but not bound up with stool, just air that will not let anything pass.
JT, just know that you are in my prayers daily and that God will give you peace in your life.
Wishing you well . Leslie