I'm a 16 year old and new here, and have just been diagnosed with IBS by my GP. I have had the bloating, the extreme abdominal pain and the constant need to use the loo in the morning for a while now. I have had my blood test taken, did urine samples (to eliminate infections), was sent for an ultrasound as well as an MRI scan. The MRI scan was all clear, an all I was told at the ultrascan was that I am 'extremely windy'. I wake up in extreme pain, struggling to get out of bed and ready for college and being a nerd I enjoy going. It brings me to tears every morning, I am a positive person but I can feel this getting me down already. I'm so worried about going out incase I have to rush to the loo, feel so prisoned.
I've been reading through this page for a while now, looking at what everyone is suggesting for others, seeing if I can relate. I know for sure that garlic and chocolate are major triggers for IBS symptoms, so I stay well clear of that. I'm also checking constantly foods, and have stopped with fizzy drinks or sweets (thought I'm an active lass, I go gym and swimming up to four times a week).
I'm not sure where to start with everything. Frankly, I am lost and unsure. Can any of you suggest how to get through this without slipping into depression and bad anxiety? I enjoy going out, but feel like that's going to end soon. Any helpful information is very appreciated.