Oh goodness... I guess you are frustrated. Those medications can be evil and steroids doesn't do a darn thing for IBS so it was all for nothing. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that.
IBS is not as bad pathologically speaking as Crohn's but the symptoms can be just has crazy. There is no evidence visibally of IBS in the colon, what it is is a functional disorder. Basically this means that our brains don't communicate with our guts like a healthy person. Gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation, mucus are the obvious signs of IBS. We need to watch everything we eat and stay away from our "triggers" which most of the time includes food and stress.
The medication you are on is a cholesterol medication however it is prescirbed for bile attacking for D. Its very common for people with people that have had their gallbladders removed and I have heard that some people with their gallbladders take these type of meds too. Many people on the forum have tried calcium carbonate which seems to help a great deal of people with D. Lil our other mod has a link to that post which I'm sure she will share with you. I take fiber to help with my D on top of my sulfazine that I use for my UC (which I have on top of the IBS).
I'm sure you will get plenty of replies. Welcome to the IBS forum.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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