forget your GP, they are useless when it comes to sports injuries. just go to your physio straight away. if you havent got one already ask around locally like at your running club and see who everyone recommends. If i were you id rest it completely until you get a diagnosis. then do everything your physio tells you to do
I remember wondering what ITBS was? Then I got it in both legs training (3 weeks before) for the Tenby Marathon! As "ami here" has said walking down stairs was a nightmare!
I had physio (with dry needling), sports massage and I got round the marathon (may be not the most sensible decision in my life - but it was my first and I had spent a long time training for it!)
Sports massage is good, but the foam roller is King! Also try shorter quicker runs as it normally gets worse the longer you run. Also I have found swimming has really helped me - but not breast stroke!
Also try taking smaller strides and land more on your forefoot/midsole rather than heel striking.
Personally I found "ITBS" stretches aggravated the condition for me - if you need to loosen it - use the foam roller it took me a couple of months to invest in one and I wish I had done it sooner (I have the one suggested)!
Well good luck with it, I still get some tightness on the longer runs (but I am up to 15 miles now) so although it does take a while it is not insurmountable! Try taking a week off running (swim etc) and use some anti inflammatories, then start again - remember slowly, slowly catch a monkey!
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