I've had diarrhea / loose stools for 3 months now. Started March 15...can't forget that day! Anyway, I've had all of the tests. I've had a colonoscopy, EGD (they look down your throat & stomach), Upper GI, small bowel series x-rays, CT scan of abdomen and pelvis, ultrasound of pelvis, tons of blood tests (don't know what they were testing for), hemmocult tests, stool cultures...all show nothing. nothing. nothing!
SO, if there is nothing, how come we have to live with this diarrhea and loose stools everyday? What "causes" this if it's nothing?? That's what I have a hard time coming to terms with. That's why I have a hard time believing the doctors. Even though I know this is their job and if they saw anything that looked wrong, they would want to find out why and make me feel better.
I didn't know that this "IBS-D ot functional diarrhea" could cause so much stress and anxiety. It's awful. If I could just tell myself that it's minor and that it's not a big deal because there is nothing seriously wrong with me, then maybe I could find some relief from all of this worry that the doctors are "missing something".
I don't get the D after meals all of the time. My BAD TIME is right when I wake up from a night's sleep. It;s like I"m awake for 5 minutes and my body tells me it's time to have you daily reminder that you have diarrhea every day!
about weight loss and IBS-D. I think it should be included as a symptom of IBS-D. After you have diarrhea for over 3 months STRAIGHT, how can you NOT lose weight? Food just doesn't look good anymore and you lose your appetite. Who wants to eat a lot when you KNOW you'll have diarrhea in the morning?? Also, you aren't usually hungry when you are so worried about WHY you have diarrhea everyday. Us IBS-Ders are bound to loose weight. Don't you think?