I'm going out of my mind. For the past eight or nine months I have been suffering from abdominal/lower back discomfort.
It all started when I was taking antiobiotics for another problem. I suddenly became very bloated and constantly felt like I'd eaten a five course meal. I suffered heartburn and soreness under the ribs. And then, all of a sudden, I got a terrible itching sensation around my anus area. Certainly some leakage. I used Anusol cream which helped it. But then I developed very bad constipation and lower back pain, which has never gone away. When I have a bowel movement, it seems like only half of the stuff is being released. And it's always different in form and usually difficult to release.
Aswell as all this, I have bloating and aches and pains in my bowels, mainly down the lower left side, under my naval and there is a definite pain in my left testicle and up my groin. I have excessive gas and some strange leg sensations - my left leg seems to ache sometimes and I get a strange light rumbling at the top of the leg.
It's the back pain that bothers me the most though. It's sometimes very disturbing and radiates around the top of the buttocks to the centre of my lower back.
So, the Internet would have me believe that I have IBS. And I know that I need to see a doctor, but I have recently moved to a new city and haven't yet signed up.
I'd love somebody to recognise some of these symptoms. Please help.