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Im 18 male and ever since I turned 16 as ive got older ive been needing the loo more and more as time has gone on. Aged around 16 I started noticing I was going 1 or 2 times more a day and now im 18 its got to the point where somedays I can go to the loo 10-15 times a day! Its really affecting my life, i cant have girlfreinds, I cant find a job as it would be too embarasing. My life is controlled by this, I cant have a social life as im stuck at home needing the toilet. This is every day of my life and I really just wish I never got this problem as my life is so boring now. Ive been to my doctor for 6 months, im on 3 different drugs including: Merbatyl syrup to stop stomach pain, Immodian and amitriptyline. The Merbatyl syrup doesnt really help, the amitriptyline doesn't do anything. The Immodian does stop me going to the loo for a good day, but that just clogs me up and would be no good to take everyday! I dont know where to turn, I dont know it even is IBS? My doctor says its IBS but I never have diarrhea or anything, just simply go to the loo normally 10 times a day! Please help thanks
 

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i'd like to ask u some questions...........and if u decide to answer me, please send message to me by clicking on my name..........i do not always remember to check up on this site.........how do u handle stress??.........does it effect u physically & or mentally??..........do u get sick, like cold or flu, a day or 3 after the stress is gone??.............do u break out in pimples??............u mentioned ur stomach pain.........when does the pain come??...........empty stomach, after eating, after stress??...........if u want my advice, please write to me & i promise to reply...........here's hoping u feel better soon..........
 

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Swett Suffolk Welcome!One thing with imodium.. I have found they work best for me if I break the tabs in half and take them WITH meals to prevent Diarrhea. Another option is trying Calcium Carbonate Supplements. (Must contain Calcium carbonate)Here is a thread about the Calcium:The very first post on this thread explains the dosage etchttp://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/index.php?s...t=0&start=0On page 68 of that thread someone from London, Member nmed ZPE, mentioned that they use the "Calcium (600mg) plus Vitamin D (3µg) Tablets from Holland & Barrett" so if that helps you any about which one you can get there in case you can't get the Caltrate. Hope this helps!
 

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SweetSuffolk... Also had the thought that you may possibly need to bulk up your stool. Have you tried increasing slowly (<the key word) your fiber via whole grains or oats etc.? That could help. Or you might want to give a powdered or capsule fiber supplement a try. Again slowly is best with this and you may experience an intial increase in gas but after your body adjusts to he increase.. that should go away.
 
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