Although i was NOT diagnosed with IBS this is the only forum I thought would be to ask in it as IBS is as vague as tenesmus.
13 years ago i had a horrible food poisoning, after it went a way (3 days) i got stuck with the feeling that i "have to go".. had colonoscopy and blood taken, nothing out of the ordinary. GI said it's IBS and put me on seroxat+xanax. which WORKED. made 90% of the symptom go away. however, 3 years ago (i'm 43 now) it started again, so we tried the same meds. no affect.
since then, I have been trying more than 30-40 different anti depressants/anxiety/neurological meds for it to go away, nothing is helping, tried hypnosis, acupuncture, even tried the naturopathic/homeopathic methods (which did nothing).
Been thru 4 different GI's, one of them suggested botox, but then he had second thoughts because my problem is not in my rectum but more of a puborectalis/pelvic floor muscle thing.
tried biofeedback, psychotherapy, and nothing helps. i just want something to take this thing away from me. i feel so helpless seeing my life passing by..
I had 3 relationships ruined because i'm never in the mood for anything. I will try ANYTHING at this point been xrayed, ct scanned and mri. nothing out of the ordinary.
maybe someone here will have anything that he/she tried and it worked?
oh, also tried (5 times) direct injections of steroids/lidocaine under anesthesia with no relief and a shot to my pundendal nerve, nothing helps! please help me get my life back