thanks for the reply!
in answer to your questions. I haven't had any testing for a thyroid/hormonal condition. and the only medication i'm on is immodium and codine, both to control the BM's. Unfortuntaly the otehr questionable symptoms seem a little confused! as i did have a tendancy to be hyper before what evers wrong with me took hold, now i get quite fatigued. i quite a hairy person although am losing the hair on my head! I have though started feeling the cold alot more.
I'm going to give the IBS soluable fiber diet a go as i believe this will tell me within a few days wether it is or isn't IBS as i'm told that after a few days of it i should feel notiacably better.
i also hear that depression is a symptom of IBS, is this due to the reduction in quality of life or is there some actual hormonal interferiance? that could minic a thyroid problem.
and as a side note, i have for the last 2 weeks already been on a similar diet to that projected by the IBS soluable fiber diet (taken from www.helpforibs.com) and this has shown an improvement in my symptoms although not a remission. The differences in the diets come from me keeping to a rice and protein diet to elimate any food intolences or problematic foods, as opposed to a diet of purely soluable fiber.
thanks for reading guys, i know i can ramble on for a bit! helps me a great deal to have these thoughts and feelings evaluated by people in sympathic positions to myself!