I'm new to this forum stuff and haven't sought support from others in the same/similar position to me before.
A bit about me....
I'm 44 and have suffered with IBS D for about 25 years now. The issue has become progressively worse and is now seriously affecting my work and home life on a daily basis. I was recently diagnosed with severe Bile Salt Malabsorption too, so have come to the conclusion that, basically, my body hates food as it causes no end of problems whenever I eat anything at all.
I started on a low-FODMAP regime about 14 weeks ago now. I have found that it helps in some ways, but doesn't relieve as many of the symptoms as I'd like - particularly the uncertainty of leaving the house and not having accidents in public. Avoiding onion and garlic is truly the hardest part!
I'd love to hear from anyone else who has a combined gut issues; I don't know much about BSM or how to manage it in association with IBS - it feels like a bit of a double whammy.
Much love and support to everyone else suffering from this debilitating condition. xx