I thought I would write a quick post on what has been working for me, after having all the ups-and-downs, not being able to leave the house, feeling anxious, and accidents, I have a formula that is working and thought I would share.
This is a low level anti anxiety pill, which has been really great, it has stopped all my worry around IBS and accidents and life worry in general. There is an over the counter drug you can try called phenagran, that worked for me also, but is drowsy and I got sleep on it, hence going to the doctors to try propranolol.
It took a while, but once I had sorted what I could eat from what I could not, and giving it chance to work, I believe this has really helped me loads. I also baked low FODMAP cakes, as I have a sweet tooth.
I have changed my diet to include more meat, mainly a organic chicken on a Sunday for roast, also avoiding fatty foods. Pork was a nightmare. Eating more eggs has also helped no end for me as well, perhaps they bind you up!
I eat breakfast a little later
I usually got up, tea and breakfast, but I found out by chance by eating breakfast at work, I gave my body an extra hour to deal with things, and not eat straight away. I also eat smaller meals more often - that helps as well.
I just wanted to share this if it can help anyone that is great It has been a year to get the above right and more days now I have a 'normal' bowel movement. I no longer have diarrhea in the morning or have to stop somewhere on the way to work and clean up!
I am also now taking zinc and copper to improve my immune system I read that can help with IBS as well. Once I can get my immune and my body a bit stronger I am hoping to introduce more foods, taking the propanolol helps not worry about the out come with this as well.
Wishing you all good luck in your quests.