Hi everyone. I just wanted to share something about my experience with IBS since I made the decision to stop taking medication. I was taking up to 8 buscopan per day (all other meds useless) and still getting bad cramps and the likes. If I went long periods of time without eating due to the stress and worry of ibs, when I did eat I was getting bad cramps and urgent diarrhoea. So I decided that since I was getting pain anyway I may as well try going without buscopan and see what happened. Well, whilst I do still get pain from ibs, which isn't going to change, I don't get the urgency or cramps when I eat after long periods anymore. I can honestly say that I am much better without medication. I also tried taking immodium regularly as I was getting very anxious about a morning car journey, I then became constipated and ended up spending an hour in Asda loos in pain from that, so they are stored away for emergency situations only.
I just wanted to share this, as it's very easy to become reliant on tablets, as I did, but when I stopped and actually thought about it, they weren't helping at all, they actually made it worse. And I've saved at least £10 per month on prescription costs. I appreciate everyone's experience is different, but I would say my ibs is pretty bad and without doubt is better than when I was on the meds. Hope this helps someone.