I guess I have 4 questions...
1. Does IBS-D just start one day and never stop like mine is?
2. How do you deal with this frustration?
3. Why isn't the Levsin and Librax working if this is IBS-D?
4. Would an inflammatory bowel syndrome such as Crones or ulcerative colitis show up in a colonoscopy OR upper GI & small bowel series x-ray (I've had all 3 tests and the doc still says I have IBS-D.)
I have no pain with this like most IBS-Ders have. I have no signifigant bloating either...just loose stools or diarrhea. I just get the normal urge to "go". After I go, I feel better. Eating a meal really doesn't trigger the urge t go....it has before, but not a lot. I was going 3-8 times a day in the beginning. I'd say I'm going 1-2 times a day now, but I am taking 1/2 of an immodium a day. (it's what the doctor suggested I take with the1/2 tablet of Levsin before meals.)
Help if you can...I thought that IBS-D comes and goes. I've had CONSTANT loose stools/diarrhea for 2 1/2 months now! I think it's starting to depress me and I have the "what if's" really bad...like "what if I have cancer"..."what if I have an inflammatory bowel disease?" , "what if this NEVER goes away?" Even after the GI doctor tells me it's IBS-D.
Is this normal to feel this way??? I'm about at my wits end! It seems like the more I read things on the internet about my symptoms, I worry more because I think I have something else, etc. Help me if you can.