Hello forum, I hope it’s ok to post this. I have struggled with IBS for about 15 years and in the past few years it was under control and I lived a pretty normal life. I was given a colonoscopy and endoscopy about 7 years ago because I had other health issues including weight loss but I did not really have issues with my stomach then, certainly not badly. I work full time and have six children so I am very busy but always coped well under stress. In summer I suddenly started to have issues with my stomach again, urgently needing the toilet, having to suddenly run to go, upset stomach etc. I cut out dairy after I was diagnosed as intolerant but it didn’t make much difference. I started trying to go to the gym more to see if that would help. It then became worse so I went to the doctor explaining how anxious I felt about my stomach. She diagnosed me with some antidepressants which were very harsh on my stomach and made things much worse so I stopped them. It’s now become a battle to be taken seriously and my doctor seems convinced this is all in my head/due to stressful lifestyle. The only way I can survive at work is by not eating, I don’t eat all day and sometimes I still need to urgently run to the toilet. I have lost my appetite, feel sick often, have joint pain and am very tired. I have lost nearly a stone and I was a healthy weight to start with. At my insistence blood tests were done and I was informed I had low neutrophils but that was also dismissed as just my body. Currently been referred to a dietician and to have cortisol levels tested. I have given up now and am going to a private gp tomorrow (I’m in the U.K.). I’m at the end of my tether and don’t want to do anything fun that involves being in the car even for a short while, worried about going anywhere there is no toilet or I don’t know the toilet. I’m just miserable. Anyway, sorry this has ended up a bit of long rant but can I insist on being referred back to gastro? If I was negative in the past for IBD does that mean I can’t have it now? I’m desperate for answers as working is becoming near impossible and I can’t afford to lose much more weight. Thanks for taking the time to read this.