Hi ya Kasey
Today...right now ... you can go down to the pharmacy and buy a pack of Immodium.
You do not need a perscription for it. It's sold over the counter.
I was diagnosed with IBS in my early 30's. I was not given any medication. I was told to change my diet. (my doctor at the time was an idiot I now have a new doctor)
I was like you ... desperate for some help. One day I saw a commercial for Immodium and I thought what the heck I'll try it. It worked.
Yes you have to change your diet, more grains, more beans, more fibre. Less fat and grease. Get lean meats and low fat everything. Plus your heart will thank you too.
Yes you have to deal better with the stress in your life. Do some reading on stress management.
When I was really bad with the diahrea and stomack cramps and exhaustion I would take just one of those pills in the morning when I got up. I was such a mess that everday was a nightmare. As I started feeling more in control I would only take it if I ate and my stomack started to react badly...you know that oh oh this is not going to end well where's the bathroom feeling.
Even after that feeling started, taking a pill could head it off. I'm never with out those pills. I have a sheet of them in my purse, another sheet in my car and another in my desk at work and of course home here in the cabinet.
And the funny part. Now that I've changed my diet...I hardly ever have to take them. Plus I handle my stress better. That's not to say I dont get stressed out...I do ... just not as much or as often.
You can get controll of this...you are NOT going to suffer with this forever. There is help. This will NOT control you life.