Re: IBS condition, multiple physicians
Hi, frustrated. IBS is a aggrevating condition that for some people improves over time with dietary or lifestyle changes. I have struggled with IBS for 20+ years, and have finally found one doctor (my family doc) who helps me through it and is very understanding. We've tried different meds, and finally found something that works the best for me. It's important to rule out allergies, viral infections, other more serious bowel diseases, etc., and then you learn to live with IBS. It's chronic, and there will be good times where it seems almost non-existent and there will be very bad days of dealing with it. Find a doctor who can work with you on medications or diet, or lifestyle changes that work for YOU. Everyone is different on their response to IBS, and what works for me may not work for someone else. Also, go to Barnes & Noble (or any bookstore), and buy books about IBS. There are many good ones out there, and the information I've read in them has helped me tremendously. Keep searching the 'net as well for new treatments for IBS. And more than anything - hang in there - IBS is just another part of you, and will not control your life if you don't let it. Acceptance of this chronic condition has helped me more than anything.
I wish you well,