I've only recently joined this forum but so far its making me more and more worried rather than helping me, and we know how bad stress is for us all.
I've been referred to IBS clinic this week and I've cut out diary and most wheat products, cut right back on sugar. All of which I should do anyway as I'm overweight.
I have permanent stomach pain and bloating the severity varies, permanent diarrhea controlled as best as I can by Imodium and on colofac and omeprazole with GP.
I'm hoping that one day it will settle down and if I keep to healthy diet I will have an ok life but all I've read so far are stories of people being hospitalized or on long term sick unable to work and on benefits.
That scares me, my career is important, I start a new job in a couple of weeks and I'm worried based on what I've read that eventually I will lose it. my salary keeps me and my partner afloat! He's only moved in a year ago I don't want him to be tied to a sick wreck !
I know no one knows the future but I would love to know of any positive stories out there, has anyone got a handle on this, can still enjoy life, have a decent sex life, and not just suffer permanently from something that most people don't take seriously.
Any hope out there???