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By process of elimination (had every blood test, stool test, tube stuck up and down me & scans besides a capsule endoscopy) doctors have diagnosed me with severe irritable bowel syndrome. I am a 34 year old male and it's hard to believe this is actually IBS due to the severity of my symptoms.
The most disturbing symptoms are chronic intestinal noises (swooshing, popping and gurgling non-stop), sulphur burps from time to time and diarrhea that can become pure liquid & is not the "one and done" style but I keep going every couple of minutes so severely that it takes me at times a overdose (8+) of Imodium combined with Lomotil and Anti-Spasmodics medications to stop it, it also smells quite horrific and has a yellow tinge to it. For those who suffer with chronic diarrhea as a symptom of your IBS how severe can it get for you & how long does it last? and do you have tips of strategies to normalize your bowel movements that have worked in order to be able to live a semi-normal life. Ive tried almost every technique and medication, FODMAP diet, Dycyclomine (anti spasmodics), Imodium, Lomotil, Anti-Depressants, Calcium Supplements, bile acid medications, and none seem to be a permanent fix to this ongoing problem that has controlled my life now for 2+ years.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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