I will be making an appointment with a doctor next week, but for now I've been talking with my friends mom who has been a nurse for 20 years and she's pretty sure I have IBS. I've suffered from anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember and have always had a touchy stomach. When I was a teenager I had stomach aches constantly and my mother, exhausted by hearing my constant complaints of not feeling well, took me to a doctor and they tested me for practically everything. Since I was younger and not sure what my anxiety was at that point I never mentioned it to him or my mom, but I'm sure if I had he would have said it was IBS. I go through periods of constipation and then a few normal stools and then diarrhea with alot of mucus. Lately it's been constipation. I try to go 5-6 times a day and each time i spend what feels like forever in the bathroom only to see that there are 3 or 4 bunny turds. (lol i know that's silly but that's what i call them) Basically if I feel it might even be slightly possible to go, i try.
I've been losing weight steadily since december 2009 because i changed my diet to healthier foods and reduced my intake (cut out snacking, esp late at night, eating correct sized portions) The weight loss could also be due to loss of appetite since I started taking Xanax for my anxiety about a month ago. Either way I need to know I'm not alone in this. It's frustrating because no matter what I do out of the house I need to be assured I will have access to a bathroom just in case. It's embarassing even though I know rationally, everyone poops lol.