Just in the past year or so I've been having several issues. If anything goes on with my stomach I have horrible cramps. Sometimes I can eat and be perfectly fine and 15-30 minutes later I'm in the bathroom on the toilet hunched over in pain with diarrhea. I can go a week or so and have no problems and then out of no where I'll be living off of Tylenol and Imodium for 2 or 3 days. It's horrible it's to the point where I can't go out to eat dinner with my husband anymore in fear of not getting home before the symptoms start.
I've spoken to my doctor on numerous occasions and he just seems to ride it off. I have hypothyroidism and he seems to try to blame most of my health issues on that.
Do you having IBS have these types of symptoms or are these in a league all their own? I just want to find out some info to bring up to him. What are the ways a doctor goes about diagnosing IBS?
Thanks in advance!