I've not been round here as much as I used to be and TBH its because I'm a little depressed and a little frustrated, and reading through other topics here hasn't really helped how I feel.
For those who recall my post about my problems with IBS I did see the doctor again, having already been once last year to try to find a cause and was referred back and forth between hospitals to see specialists, only for them to draw a blank, give me an all clear on tests and fob me off with irritable bowels and suggest I modify my diet.
About six months later came my post on here, which coincidentally was around the same time as kaworuchan's thread on similar problems.
Suffice to say I took the general advice of everyone here and got checked out again, ran through their tests, tried various advised alterations to my diet, dropping starchy foods, cutting caffeine, gluten, dairy products etc one after another (though not at the same time) to no avail.
Failing all these they sent me for tests again, cue endoscopies, biopsies and blood tests, weeks of waiting for results and then BAM intestines heathy, negative for diabetes etc, conclusion: acute IBS
Meanwhile I'm passing fecal matter randomly, with little or no warning, and pondering if I'm the only one getting fed up with the medical professionals using IBS as a catch-all for anything gut related that they can see is wrong but cant fit in one of their tidy little boxes!
I know this has turned in to a bit of a rant but I guess my real reason for posting is for the communities advice again;
what should I do next?
My local doctor's surgery just been taken over by a new female doctor, but is it worth going there again if the most likely outcome is being sent through the hoops and hurdles of testing at a hospital referral, just for them to conclude IBS again, or should I just invest in extra padding and go with the flow so to speak?