Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Crap Doctor
    avatar
    BeautifulBritny posted:
    Hi, My name is Britny. I am 23. When I was 16, I self-Dx myself with IBS. I had been having signs since I was 5. Everytime I went to the ER for the pain, they would blame me for not "going" when I needed to. Saying I was full of stool.
    I went to my doctor a month ago, and brought up the fact that I have a lot of stomach problems and that I think that I have IBS but never got checked for it.
    He just said "Yeah it is probably what you have, it is very common, just try to stay away from trigger foods and lower your stress levels."


    Has anyone else had a doctor not want to legitly dx you, or not even ask to prescribe anything?
    Reply
     
    avatar
    sheba_q responded:
    Doctors not wanting to do a lot of testing to try to find a needle in a haystack - typical. If you want any testing done you're going to have to push for it. The better doctors aren't going to want to prescribe much if you don't have a definite diagnosis.

    Is it just constipation you have or are there other symptoms as well? Anything, even if it doesn't seem related, could point towards something. Don't worry about too much information - the more (and graphic) the better for figuring out what's going on.
     
    avatar
    BeautifulBritny replied to sheba_q's response:
    I don't really have a constipation problem, I go pretty frequently...I guess I just never empty like I should.
    I can't eat a lot of dairy, or red meats, I can't drink too much coffee or greasy foods without having to use the restroom urgently within the next hour.
    If I get too upset or stressed out by something I almost get sick instantly.
    It spiked when I was 16, and then just been back and forth since then...and then this last year was pretty bad.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Undiagnosed digestive disorder past 18+ mo. Prescribed Bentyl, but provided no relief. Upper endoscopy revealed Barret's esophagus, prescribed Pri...More

    Helpful Tips

    ibs is a mess
    Omg, I was diagnosed with ibs. Where did it come from???? Have to find a remedy because this is not fun. Knots in the stomach, stomach on ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.