I was diagnosed about a year ago after having several tests to rule out other issues. My diagnosis was pretty quick, I have a very understanding Dr who did alllll the tests resulting in an IBS diagnosis. I was given some Mebeverine and a few tips of what to avoid (hot drinks?!) While I can't fault the diagnosis process, I'm a little annoyed to have been sent on my way to just get on with it. So my question is: should I contact my Dr for some more advice?
I've come to realise that my IBS is triggered by anxiety, stress & strong coffee. Other than that, I can't see a pattern except that it's after eating, usually at work (maybe I'm allergic to work ha)
My main symptoms are bloating/ gas & tummy cramps & urgently needing the toilet.
I'd like to say I'm quite active but I know my diet is quite bad at the moment so that needs clearing up but I try to follow the Slimming World plan (lots of fruit/ veg/ lean meat and pasta/rice).
Any tips/ pointers are gratefully received