First post, am 45 been an ibs-d sufferer for as long as I can remember. Controlled by immodium/loperamide for many years.
Recently my anxiety regarding an attack, which then subsequently causes an attack, is getting out of control. Soo depressed about it, just started the FODMAP diet and have felt great but any morning where I need to get up and out is a nightmare. I just panic about the 'what if' etc.
It is such a vicious circle; you worry about an attack which brings on an attack which causes you to worry more and so it goes on. I feel so pathetic when I'm like this.
Am fortunate to have a supportive wife and am trying to face up to my problem and change my diet, record what I eat etc. Having a strict month of FODMAP but am also looking at taking both Regucol and Amitriptyline, not together but to trial each and would welcome comments. Both have good reviews on this site.
Also how to control the anxiety aspect but I suspect controlling the anxiety will be possible if I can control my gut which currently I can't.