diarrhea to constipation to both
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:27 pm
hello! i was diagnosed with ibs-d in 2009, but also took a SeHCAT retention test then, which came out as moderate to severe malabsorption. the gastro said the scans were not diagnostic at the time, so the dx stood at ibs-d. my gp had been working as if the scan was dx and i was responding well with low doses of co-phenotrope to be able to leave the house. then i was disallowed from being prescribed co-phen by NICE, so have had codeine prescribed as an off label use. not ideal. i generally just don't go out. but within the past year I've gone from... careful if too much info gastrocolic Bristol stool urgent seven to almost no sensation until full of Bristol one, but the piles i seem to have acquired prevent accidents, mostly (only silver lining). i resorted to manual removal, and the urgent seven was waiting. i went to a doc with this, last August, because drastic bowl change=bad. i know, pandemics are bad. but. basically, he said there's nothing to do, ibs can change, you're fine (not my usual gp, this one). I'm now used to what i need to do, I've got gloves, I've read up on the physiology, i think i know what I'm feeling. but, should i try again, asking for help? every once in a while i feel like i shouldn't be doing this off my own bat.