Hello. I'm Dave a 42 yr old male recently "diagnosed" with IBS. Before today I wasn't really aware of IBS, didn't know any sufferers but after a trip to my GP today was told I have IBS.
So my brief history is that I've always had an excitable bowel but in the last year (since a nasty appendicitis issue) have really begun to suffer with the last few months being particularly bad.
There is a direct correlation to stress and my current level of IBS and managing the stress is something that needs addressing (Having IBS isn't helping)
Now I thought a trip to the GP would provide a miracle cure but now realise that's not the case.
So I'm starting at the bottom (pardon the pun) and am looking at where to start with self help.
I know that there are certain foods that trigger very painful bouts of IBS, one clearly being Mayonaise, so avoid that.
After that I don't know where to start. I know there's a lot of reading to do but any specific tips people may have would be really appreciated.