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I've recently been diagnosed with ibs, after seeing two GPs who dismissed my problems by saying "It's *just* constipation" and "It's your sedentary lifestyle, if you don't go to the job 3 times a week and work out you *will* get these problems". Anyway, I finally got a doctor that took it seriously and prescribed Fybogel. Previously, my only symptoms had been constipation, and the occassional agonising attacks. I'm not sure if these are the same attacks mentioned elsewhere here, but they involve terrible crippling sharp pains in my bowel.Since taking Fybogel (it's been about 3 weeks now) I've been getting other symptoms like bloatedness, tiredness and urgent need to go to the loo. Is this normal? I read that it can make things a little worse to begin with, but after 2-3 weeks..?My other problem is that I suffer from an anxiety problem, where I sometimes feel like I urgently need to urinate. This only happens when I am in a situation where it would be difficult (such as in cars, tube trains, meetings etc) and I've made a lot of progress with CBT. However, since taking Fybogel I'm also getting a genuine increase in urinary frequency! It's driving me mad. Now when I'm on a train I don't know whether to ignore my need and put it down to the anxiety issue or whether it's a real need to go brought about by IBS/Fybogel!Sorry for such a long first post!