I have had IBS since the age of about 32,and am now 58. Over the years it has come and gone in various flare ups from light to unbearable. Its used to seem to come on in the evening,and settle out by the morning. Medication tried over the years: Buscopan,Codine,and this last year or so Fybogel with Mebeverine.( 1 sachet Taken at around midday) It seemed to help,but now all it seems to do is stop me from being constipated. This last week or two has been the worst ever for me. Both in the morning and evenings,as soon as I got to the toilet and everything goes,the pains start.I am really at the end of my tether now. Repeated visits to the doctors yield nothing new. Also I've had 2 visits to the hospital for internal inspections,but nothing was found. The doctor suggests anti-depressants only. Please give me some hope.I am trying to hold down a 30 hour job,but coming concerned I might have to go on sick.My income supports my wife and I. I feel let down by the Doctors and the NHS.
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