Re: Severe IBS, I believe?
Hi, there. You're on the right track by reviewing messages on these boards to see how others are suffering like you. Just remember - you are not alone. IBS can start anytime in your life, and your symptoms sound alot like IBS. However, it's important to see your doc to rule out more serious problems - IBS is diagnosed if all other tests are "normal." Anxiety can definitely bring on the cramping and urgency you experience - IBS has been classified as a "mind/gut" disorder. The more stressed you feel, the more IBS problems you may have. Some sufferers obtain relief by taking a combination of anti-anxiety medication and something to control the cramping/diarrhea. Everyone has different methods that work for them. Review the other messages to see what may work for you. Find a good doc that you can talk openly and honestly with, and who understands IBS. Without a good doc, you will never find the relief you need.
I wish you well and hope you find relief from your symptoms.